Ladybridge High School extension
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Sustainably extending a school to meet the demand for places
Robertson extended Ladybridge High School in Bolton by refurbishing existing classrooms in an old building on the same site. This has meant the school could increase capacity without having to create a new build extension.
The £4.5 million expansion allows the school to take on an additional 150 pupils, and is one of a number of the borough's secondary schools redeveloping buildings to meet the rising demand for school places.
During the project, Robertson was also contracted to improve the fabric of the building, including work on the roof, structural issues and upgrading the electrics, bringing economies of scale and savings to the Council.
The refurbishment and alterations modernise the building and create a vibrant new environment to accommodate effective teaching and learning.
Working with the Clear Futures partnership
Robertson delivered this project within Bolton Council's partnership with Clear Futures. This focuses on developing long-term solutions to sustainability challenges, including sustainable housing, the circular economy and a range of sustainable strategies focussed upon community support and improving social resilience.
Bolton Council is an early adopter of the Clear Futures partnership, and through this, benefits from strategic advice, investment and funding packages, reduced time and cost to develop projects, improved regionally focused supply chain competition and better outcomes for the local community.
Leaving a lasting social value legacy in Bolton
We delivered a range of social value activities alongside the Ladybridge High School project. By auditing these, it was calculated that we delivered £842,571 of social and local economic value.
- 41/50 Considerate Constructors score
- 99.28% of waste diverted from landfill
- 960 car miles saved through sustainable transport
- 112 hours of mental health training for employees and workforce
- 20 local people employed on the project
- 3 weeks of work placements for local young people
- 32 apprenticeship weeks
- 40 hours of career activities for high school students