T R Freeman has secured a number of orders for new build projects in the educational sector, worth a combined value of over œ1m – all of which have been specified with modern roofing systems for which T R Freeman is an approved installer.
These new projects include Braiswick Primary School, a new 420-place school in New Braiswick Park, North Colchester that will include 14 classrooms, a library, group rooms, a multi-purpose hall, a kitchen and staff accommodation. There will also be a 56-place early years centre to be run by Learning Pathways Trust. The development, for Essex County Council by main contractor Skanska UK, will include the installation of Kalzip stucco embossed, natural aluminium finish roofing system to two buildings, and PPC aluminium fascias, gutters and rainwater pipes.
Another project that T R Freeman is to be involved in is the construction of a brand new primary school for the University of Cambridge. The facility will combine primary education with a purpose built research facility and provision of professional learning for teachers, plus a 78-place nursery. The design of the school, which is circular with an internal courtyard in the centre, will incorporate a Kalzip PVdF coated aluminium profile roofing system with associated fascias, support system, gutters and rainwater goods. Main contractor Willmott Dixon will also see the adjacent, concrete flat roof area covered with an Alumasc built up felt system.
T R Freeman will also contribute its services to the new œ5m Kettering East Primary School project, which will provide 420 places and is part of the wider Kettering East housing development. The school is due for completion before the first 300 new homes of the project are inhabited, and will use polymeric waterproof membrane from Sika Trocal, foil-faced EcoTherm PIR insulation, PPC capping, rainwater goods, access hatch, internal ladder and rooflights.
Finally, T R Freeman has been contracted by the Hutton Group to help deliver a two-storey sixth form block at Westcliff High School for Boys in Essex, which will connect to the existing grammar school via a bridge. The building will include eight classrooms and a third level to the library, and will make use of a Kalzip stucco embossed aluminium roofing system, fascias and gutters plus composite aluminium panels to the upper roof area.
Gary Webb, managing director for T R Freeman, said: “We’ve seen our track record in the education sector grow over the last few years so we’re delighted with these latest wins.
“We’re also seeing an increase in the use of modern systems as a cost effective response to the requirements for timely installation, long-term durability and ease of future maintenance.”