ROSLA Block - Whole Block Refurbishment

Lostock Hall Academy, Near Preston

The two storey prefabricated framed building was a temporary building that was constructed in 1972 as part of the Raising of School Leaving Age (ROSLA) initiative, which increased the leaving age from 15 to 16. The building was beyond its anticipated lifespan; however the load bearing structure of the building was in relatively good condition. We carried out detailed surveys and prepared an Options Appraisal and recommended a full refurbishment with internal alterations and improvements. £0.75 of funding was received to strip the building back to the existing frame and perform complete refurbishment/remodelling. The works are currently in progress on site and will cost effectively renovate the building to current standards and provide modern accommodation for the school, and involve full new finishes, new services (heating and lighting) and a completely renovated teaching space, as well as improved fire safety.

All works were funded via the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) with Lea Hough having prepared the CIF funding application (on a no-charge basis) on the academy’s behalf, prepared all specifications, designs, drawings, tendered the works to achieve competitive tender prices and carried out full project-management through to overall completion.



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