Overill Associates

Case study

Client – West Sussex County Council

This case study is based on our experience working for West Sussex County Council at QE11 School, Horsham to utilise a redundant building  to provide new educational, hygiene and dining spaces for profoundly disabled children.

Project value – £450,000

Lead surveyor – Mike Tanner

The project involved the conversion of a redundant building adjacent to the school into a teaching facility to be used by profoundly disabled children. The brief called for highly specific requirements in terms of the services and facilities and the general accessibility of the building.

The new facility provided 3 new classrooms, hygiene rooms and toilets, staff facilities and food technology area that incorporated a dining room and café/servery.

Overill Associates Ltd were responsible for the design and administration of the project from initial inception through to handover and use.

Our services included obtaining the necessary statutory consents, the coordination of specialist consultants, the preparation of a detailed specification and schedule of works, project planning and management, traditional procurement via selective, single stage tendering and full administration and cost control of the works. Overill Associates Ltd also acted as the Principal Designer throughout the project.

The pre-construction services were completed in 6 months and the construction works took 25 weeks to complete. The works involved the removal of all of the internal walls to enable extensive re-modelling of the facilities. The project was completed on time and below the tender sum.”

The attached photos are of Holly Lodge.