This project was Diamond-Build’s first opportunity to work with the London Borough of Hounslow and comprised the creation of a complete new junior school, with the remodelling of the existing buildings, including three extended reception classrooms for nursery and infant use.

Further works included:

  • A free standing canopy outside the nursery
  • Enlarging the staff room, library, office and group room
  • The construction of a studio classroom and meeting room
  • The creation of further office space and toilet extensions

The works were phased, with some of the construction completed during the summer holidays, however the school remained fully occupied and functioning for the majority of the programme. Noisy works were controlled and kept to a minimum, but weekend working was undertaken during the school’s exam period.

Wellington School - Extension - External

Controlled and safe working zones were created, with acoustic walls installed within the classrooms. Access routes were therefore maintained throughout the duration of the build to effectively protect pupils and staff.

Diamond Build also delivered savings to the Client through an initiative to re-use materials from a recent new installation.

The contract has been well received, with high satisfaction expressed by both Headmistress Debbie Norton and senior staff, as well as Hounslow’s Schools Expansion Programme Team.

Basildon Triangle Centre 1 Diamond Build

The original Triangle Centre was largely destroyed by fire, and after a successful contract undertaken at the Town Hall Hub for Basildon Council, Diamond Build were appointed to rebuild the new site for the same Client.

The Scope of Works comprised 6 new retail units and residential accommodation in the form of 4 two bedroom apartments and 1 one bedroom apartment.

The rebuilding of the parade presented the opportunity to deliver a better layout and improvements to the appearance and safety of the area, and as a result, the Centre was delivered with an additional retail unit and an increased parking provision of 25 spaces.

The new dwellings were built above the shops, and were fitted out to a high specification in preparation for private rental through Basildon Council’s housing management company, Sempra Homes.

Basildon-Triangle-Centre-Interior

Working with the Council, local trades were procured through our supply chain and an apprentice was employed who developed new skills in the construction industry.

Diamond Build undertook the full design, site clearance, construction, commissioning and defects rectification of this project.

This included:

  • Construction of residential and retail units
  • Car parking, access drive and hard landscaping
  • Fit out of residential and retail units
  • Soft landscaping and planting

A sprinkler system was also installed as part of the contract.

In a newspaper interview with The Enquirer newspaper, local Councillor Stuart Sullivan said:

“The development looks fantastic and is a vast improvement on the previous parade. The people of Langdon Hills will benefit from this facility for years to come.”

Diamond Build - Welbourne School - Design & Build

November 13th, 2013

Welbourne School

Following a series of successful school projects, the London Borough of Haringey awarded this complex design & build and alterations contract to Diamond Build.

Designed to BREEAM “very good” standards, architects Pick Everard integrated many sustainability and low energy features including sensory lighting, voltage optimisation, passive ventilation, and wind catchers and solar shading solutions, helping to maintain a consistent learning environment all year round.

Education - Mulberry School - Diamond Build

October 9th, 2013

Mulberry Primary School

Diamond Build was awarded this complex multi phased refurbishment project. Works were carefully sequenced to minimise inconvenience whilst asbestos was removed under carefully controlled conditions and the remaining structural alterations were configured.

The project involved significant alterations to the roof, a two storey nursery extension and the refurbishment of a sports hall and external landscaping to create a new garden. The internal building fabric was repaired and re-decorated and the windows overhauled. New mechanical & electrical installations were installed throughout, including “intelligent” energy-saving motion-sensor lighting. A soft play Multi-Use Games Area (M.U.G.A.) was constructed and the project was completed within the allocated period of 48 weeks.

The project was certified BREEAM “Very Good” due to the low Co2 emissions, thermal performance, building services and the passive controlling of solar gains.