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05. 02. 2020

Horton Grange Primary School. MMC procurement solution for ground breaking school extension.

  • Consortium Procurement Construction provides project managers Faithful+Gould with fast and effective OJEU compliant Modular Buildings procurement framework
  • Northumberland County Council embrace innovative Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) for the first time, with a pioneering 14-week programme
  • Stunning 450m2 extension to Horton Grange Primary School in Blyth, providing three new classrooms plus facilities required to support the influx of 105 additional pupils
  • Premium quality extension completed early and below budget by M-AR Offsite, well ahead of 2019/2020 school year starting

Consortium Procurement Construction provided a fast and efficient procurement framework solution for Northumberland County Council’s first-ever building project utilising the latest innovations in offsite construction.

Under the project management of Faithful+Gould, the extension to Horton Grange Primary School benefits from high-quality finishes and is built to rigorous standards. The main corridor features a continuous full-length skylight – unique in modular building design – that floods this pivotal area in natural light, creating a welcoming learning environment.

Following a mini competition, the contract was awarded to M-AR Offsite. Groundworks started on 16 April, whilst construction of the building began in parallel at M-AR’s East Yorkshire facility. Craftsmen manufactured the modules in a controlled environment, ensuring the highest levels of quality and compliance.

Delivery of the building was made exactly on time 6 weeks later to coincide with the late spring half-term break. In an amazing feat of organisation, all 13 modules that comprise the building were delivered and fixed in position with millimetre precision in just 24 hours.