Winstanley College Refurbishment
Vextrix was appointed by our client Winstanley College as Principal Designer on a refurbishment scheme throughout the summer of 2022. The scheme consisted of the refurbishment of the science labs, including the installation of a new source of heating, the re-wire of the sports hall, new fencing and turnstile installation, along with an extension to the school canteen.
The team worked closely with the client, providing advice on the delivery of the project in line with the CDM Regulations throughout the design process, during the appointment of a Principal Contractor and throughout the delivery of the construction phase.
The team supported the client through the pre-construction process by:
- Producing the required pre-construction information packs,
- Ensuring the design follows the principles of prevention by reviewing the drawings and liaising with the designers
- Working in close cooperation with the contractors on the production of the construction phase plans.
Vextrix delivered advice strictly adhering to the CDM Regulations, supporting the client’s budget and scope of works while remaining legally complaint. Vetxrix also coordinated matters regarding communications between the concurrent sites and welfare provisions for each contractor as, due to the size of the college it was possible to keep the contractors confined to their own work areas.
The team attended design and progress meetings to coordinate matters relating to health and safety at the pre-construction phase. Established close working relationship with the contractors and checked Construction Phase Plans to support the client in their CDM duties. Once the works started on site, the team completed inspections of each work area and issued a report with findings. Vextrix was able to provide the client with comprehensive CDM advice based on the extent of their previous experience delivering a range of projects in various sectors.