Education

We understand the need to maintain a safe and productive learning environment during the build process. By working closely with schools to understand their needs, we are able to consistently deliver our projects on time and to budget, without disrupting the learning environment.

We are recognised within Hampshire as best in class and this is testimony to our staff’s dedicated, considerate and personal approach to delivering excellence.

Hounsdown Science Academy
Hounsdown Science Academy

Hounsdown Science Academy

Hounsdown Science Academy
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £700k

Phase 2 - This contract was negotiated following the successful completion of a previous phase of the works on the same site under the Hampshire County Council LCF Framework.

In the contract programme we had originally anticipated completing these works in 5 phases, however on closer examination following award, I needed to change this to 11 phases.

This change was mainly driven by the school’s desire to only vacate 2 classes at a time. Through the schools project liaison we managed to negotiate the best programme to enable the school to continue teaching without losing momentum on the building works.

Between us we worked out that by issuing a 10 week extension of time, we could accommodate not only the longer programme of works, but also the planned future works. This saved the school the additional cost of tendering the work, and reduced the overall time and inconvenience of having builders in the school.

Our site manager, Mike Castle, was nominated for a CIOB Construction Manager of the Year Award 2016 by the school’s team and became a finalist.
Leesland Primary School
Leesland Primary School

Leesland Primary School

Leesland Primary School
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £720k

RBB has been appointed as the main contractor to expand the existing 2FE junior school to a 3FE junior school with a 360 pupil capacity. The addition of two new classrooms, stores, pupil toilets, and the refurbishment of some current non-teaching spaces into classrooms will be required to achieve this.

Procured through the 2-stage mini-competition process on the ICF framework, we have been involved as preferred contractor from an early stage; contributing to pre-construction planning and providing transparent, competitive pricing through the open-book process.

Two pitched-roof classrooms will be built between two existing wings of the school, surrounded by a flat roofed corridor and wet areas/store rooms/ a WC. A flat roofed group room will also be built off the corridor, facing into the newly formed courtyard.

The school occupies a 2.6 ha site within a densely populated residential area of Gosport and is to remain in normal use during the construction works, which may require the temporary movement of 1 classroom for a large proportion of the works.
Kings Furlong Infant & Junior School
Kings Furlong Infant & Junior School

Kings Furlong Infant & Junior School

Kings Furlong Infant & Junior School
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £3.5m

RBB have been appointed preferred contractor for this project to increase the two schools from 2FE to 3FE capacity. With the main works due to commence in November 2016, the team is currently working with HCC to finalise design and costs as well as agreeing some enabling works during the summer.

The King’s Furlong School expansion incorporates two new build, single storey, detached blocks. The new 408m2 infant block will be made up of three classrooms, a nursery, plant room, toilets and circulation / group areas. The new 444 m2 junior block will include four classrooms, a music and drama space, plant room, toilets and circulation / group areas.

The current kitchen facilities in the infant school will need to be increased which are the only alterations to be carried out within the existing buildings. Large parts of the site are sloped and some cut and fill works, retaining walls, steps and ramps are anticipated to link the new blocks to the existing.
Henry Cort Community College SCOLA reclad
Henry Cort Community College SCOLA reclad

Henry Cort Community College SCOLA reclad

Henry Cort Community College SCOLA reclad
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £1.3m

Following on from the success of Raymond Brown’s previous SCOLA reclad projects, our team is currently working at Henry Cort Community College for another 4 storey project using the Gebrik system, employing the lessons learnt and honed techniques. Works also include re-roofing two blocks and link walkways as well as a feature stairwell in ‘harlequin’ coloured render panels.

Our site manager, Mike Castle is working closely with the school on a daily basis to let them know about planned activities, deliveries and so help minimize any disruption to school life. Mike and the Contracts Manager Lewis Rogers kept Hampshire’s project officer appraised at all times of developments on the project, a proven recipe for successful delivery to time and budget.

The site has achieved a record CCS score of 42 at a recent assessment, mainly due to Mike’s enthusiasm for participating in events for the school and other educational activities; Pupils were given the opportunity to decorate an internal hoarding to reflect their current studies of street art and construction students from Portsmouth University have visited site twice to find out about the construction process.
Stroud School
Stroud School

Stroud School

Stroud School
Client: Stroud School
Value: £1.3m

Construction of a new classroom pod with kitchen and dining facility, built to the north of the main school building with a large glazed area overlooking the valley below. The development also released new teaching accommodation inside the main house which is part of a long term plan to improve the standard of teaching accommodation in the School.
Portsmouth College
Portsmouth College

Portsmouth College

Portsmouth College
Client: Portsmouth College
Value: £500k on each occasion

The 2013 summer works included the refurbishment of 2nd floor classrooms and ground floor art rooms, which entailed new flooring, ceilings, M&E, internal doors, glass screens and internal decorations. The 2014 & 2015 summer works involved the refurbishment of classrooms, offices, reception toilets, drama theatre and cinema room. New entrance doors were also fitted, along with external hard landscaping.
Burgate School
Burgate School

Burgate School

Burgate School
Client: The Governors of Burgate School
Value: £1.2m

Raymond Brown Building Ltd continued its long association with it’s local school Burgate with the successful completion of the new 6th Form Building. The new block boasts 920m2 of classroom area housing a bespoke photography lab, needlecraft rooms and new dance studio.

The contract also included for the provision of a new external multi use games area and upgrade of the existing car park and external works.

The new 6th form block was built within the live school campus and so required the usual RBBL care and attention to detail on Health and Safety, vehicular segregation from pedestrians, delivery times, hoardings, walkways, signage and care with dust and noise.

The project was opened formally by local celebrity Esther Ranzen who has herself maintained a close interest and association with the school.
Arch Bishop Primary School
Arch Bishop Wake Primary School

Arch Bishop Wake Primary School

Arch Bishop Wake Primary School
Client: Arch Bishop Primary School
Value: £150k

The construction of a detached single storey studio / music room.

Constant liaison with the school on a daily basis was undertaken to make sure that nothing happening on site would affect the children. We even helped serve the children’s Christmas dinner on the last day of term!
The Mountbatten School, Romsey
The Mountbatten School, Romsey

The Mountbatten School, Romsey

The Mountbatten School, Romsey
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £580k

The newly clad SCOLA building provides the school with a contemporary appealing look as well as providing a highly insulated and energy efficient teaching space.

Health and Safety was paramount as Justin Carr led the Raymond Brown team to develop the SCOLA reclad in two halves, whilst the school remained in occupation.

The Mountbatten School embraced the opportunity to transform the school façade, promoting the school logo and developed the newly refurbished space with state of the art IT workstations and features.
Priestlands School SCOLA Reclad
Priestlands School SCOLA Reclad

Priestlands School SCOLA Reclad

Priestlands School SCOLA Reclad
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £430k

Following on from the success of Raymond Brown’s first SCOLA reclad at Romsey, Site Manager Lewis Rogers led his team to Priestlands for his 2nd Scola using the Gebrik system, employing the lessons learnt and honed techniques.

Lewis worked closely with the school on a daily basis to let them know of the planned activities, deliveries and so help minimize any disruption to school life. Lewis and Contract Manager Steve Manville kept Hampshire’s project officer Paul Heath appraised at all times of developments on the project, a proven recipe for successful delivery to time and budget.

Due to the highly competitive tender submitted by Raymond Brown the school were able to undertake further works to include a full refurbishment of the internal structure including new ceilings, lighting, electrics radiators, plastering, repainting, doors/door frames, carpets and other minor works.
Cornerstones Primary School, Whiteley
Cornerstones Primary School, Whiteley

Cornerstones Primary School, Whiteley

Cornerstones Primary School, Whiteley
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £800k

Raymond Brown Building Ltd were approached by Hampshire County Council in July to deliver the first phase of the school facility by the start of the September school term, following the unfortunate termination of its previous contractor. Understanding the highly political priority of the project, and the obvious urgency for the school to be ready in time for the children, Raymond Brown took on the challenge to deliver the school facility within a phase 1 programme of just 6 weeks!

The project demonstrated the growing strength and capabilities of the Raymond Brown Group, with several companies having an involvement in order to complete the job in time. The project was managed by Raymond Brown Building Ltd with plant, machinery and staff from Raymond Brown Construction Ltd, IBA Aggregate and muck away from Raymond Brown Aggregates and skip hire from Raymond Brown Waste Solutions.

Works included installation of drainage and services, construction of various car parks and playground areas, grass sports pitches, footpaths within the existing highway and two pedestrian crossings. Work also included extensive landscaping including the construction of an amphitheatre and associated mounds with tree and shrub planting and grass seeding.

A number of sustainable, cost effective and time saving initiatives were introduced into this project. Firstly, approximately 500 tonnes of Incinerated Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBAA) was used for the sub-base material to replace crushed brick type 1. IBAA is a recycled product made from incinerating waste material, manufactured by Raymond Brown Aggregates.

Secondly, Raymond Brown used a sand and soil mixture as fill for the car park Bodpave units, this fill was produced at RBMR’s Rookery Farm Aggregate Recycling Facility. Other initiatives included the substitution of an attenuation tank to a larger 750mm diameter pipe to decrease the installation times associated with attenuation tanks while providing the same water retention.

Site access was via Bader Way, a small road running through the surrounding modern housing development. The roadworks required for the project meant that Bader Way was closed for a four week period, with special access only permitted for emergency services and the residents of four properties within the road closure.

At the end of the contract, all the school children were all given Raymond Brown hi-vis vests, hard hat pencil sharpeners and pencils to keep, to remind them of the dangers of construction sites.

The school children even made up a song to the rhyme of Bob the Builder about the Raymond Brown builders.
Henry Beaufort School SCOLA Reclad
Henry Beaufort School SCOLA Reclad

Henry Beaufort School SCOLA Reclad

Henry Beaufort School SCOLA Reclad
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £1.3m

SCOLA reclad works and other refurbishment works on the school campus.
Forres Sandle Manor School Extension
Forres Sandle Manor School Extension

Forres Sandle Manor School Extension

Forres Sandle Manor School Extension
Client: Forres Sandle Manor Educational Trust Ltd
Value: £700k

Three storey extension at the northern end of Forres Sandle Manor School, an independent preparatory school, together with associated works.
Totton College
Totton College

Portsmouth College

Totton College Hair & Beauty and Media Block
Client: Totton College
Value: £1.6m

The project consisted of the construction of a new two story teaching facility in addition to the refurbishment of the existing examination halls to provide a new dance studio.

The interior design featured a variety of wall and floor finishes and specialist mechanical and electrical installations with small power and task lighting to the student’s hair and beauty work stations.
Downton Primary School
Downton Primary School

Downton Primary School

Downton Primary School
Client: Downton Primary School
Value: £135k

Extension to provide a light, bright and contemporary reception to this popular traditional Wiltshire village primary school.

Raymond Brown Building’s Doug Lucus who lives in the village led the site team to create a new welcoming space to the school’s main entrance whilst maintaining alternative access and keeping disruption to school life to a minimum.

Headteacher Christine Evans was “over the moon” with the new reception and the work of the RBBL team. “ The site has been kept well maintained at all times – it is a cramped working space and yet it has not interfered at all with the smooth running of the school and the well being of the children.”
Hayling Island School
Hayling Island School

Hayling Island School

Hayling Island School
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £

Project description to be uploaded shortly.
Burnham Copse Primary School
Burnham Copse Primary School

Burnham Copse Primary School

Burnham Copse Primary School
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £600k

The Client required new classrooms and art space due to an expanding catchment area. Works included a new build classroom and internal reworking of existing space and removal of an existing swimming pool to create a new sand play area and garden. Lee Smith, RBB Site Manager, worked closely with the HCC client and the school to maintain good communication throughout.