Education Sector

H.A. Marks a very experienced contractor with a long track record of working with Education Authorities, Schools, Colleges and Universities. We understand the importance of fully planning, resourcing and executing works within planned time scales and budget particularly in universities and schools.

Our Site Managers are very experienced with education setting projects and ensure the high level of liaison required with School Management and occupants of the building. H.A. Marks have a dedicated schools experienced Site and Contract Manager for every job. All of our staff is CRB checked and carry a staff identity card at all times.

Our supply chain is managed in accordance with the requirements of our integrated management system using ISO 9001 standards for selecting, evaluating and re-evaluating suppliers. We operate an approved suppliers list, for which all suppliers and sub contractors must complete a Pre qualification Questionnaire and meet our criteria.

 

Recent Projects:

Lift Installations - Regents College, Regents Park

The Lift installation program was udertaken to upgrade the lift installations to meet current regulations and to introduce additional lifts throughout the college.
The works consisted of;
. De-commisioning, dismantling and removal of old lifts and all associated lift and motor gear.
. To demolish a number of smaller lift shafts and to re-build new enlarged lift shafts.
. To carry out major structural alterations to lift shafts and lift pits including demolition, new structural steelwork.
. Deepening Lift shafts and underpining works to lift shafts/pits.
. To widen, cut in new shaft door openings.
. To supply and install 5 new DDA compliant Passenger Lifts.
The college could not allow noisy or disruptive works during Term/Class times and we programmed the works to be carried out during weekends and 'Out of Hours' to minimise disruption.

University of East London - Stratford Campus - New Education Blocks

Works involved - Light Weight Metal Framing to curved Facades & infill areas, insulated with Rockwool Insulation, then clad in cement particle board ready for Marley Eternit Cladding System.

We installed Marley Eternit Cladding System to the curved facades off Cherry Pickers.

The Eternit Panels were mainly factory cut with the curved sections formed on site to a very high standard by our trained personnel.

The Framing system was installed to Curves and was a intricate and highly detailed operation to form the curves to the building as required by the Architect.

Westbridge Primary School

The works consisted of the securing of the area and a full strip out with internal alterations, structural alterations to form new enlarged open plan Kitchen & Canteen Area.

The works were planned over some months prior to the School Summer Holidays with the design, approvals and supply of catering equipment being on a long lead time. We took possession of the site and dealt with the strip out promptly to get back to the shell core to enable our
Mechanical layout design to be checked and modelled.

The co-ordination of the 1st & 2nd fix services was a key feature of this project and was carried out in-house by our own Mechanical & Electrical Department.

The H.A Marks In-House Mechanical & Electrical team was a key advantage in ensuring that we were able to complete the design and installation and completion of the project on time.

Kelston Religous Education Centre

The buildings are 2 substantial Conjoined Victorian Houses overlooking Wandsworth Common. The client is a Religious Order who wished to convert the existing properties into a Retreat & Education Centre. The project was carried out in 2 phases with one property being occupied whilst the other was completed.

Works consisted of;

Garrat Park Primary School

The works consisted of the securing of the area and a full strip out with internal alterations, structural alterations to form new enlarged open plan Kitchen & Canteen Area. The works were planned over some months prior to the School Summer Holidays with the design, approvals and supply of catering equipment being on a long lead time.

We took possession of the site and dealt with the strip out promptly to get back to the shell core to enable our Mechanical layout design to be checked and modelled. The co-ordination of the 1st & 2nd fix services was a key feature of this project and was carried out in-house by our own Mechanical & Electrical Department.

The H.A Marks In-House Mechanical & Electrical team was a key advantage in ensuring that we were able to complete the design and installation and completion of the project on time.

The Tate Library & Acland Building

These projects entailed the stripping of 2 Grade II listed Roofs to main campus buildings and reroofing in handmade ‘Sandtoft’ Roofing Tiles. The projects were carried out during the summer recess and were challenging due to noise restrictions and a tight program.

We worked closely with the college authorities and the Regents College Conferencing Facility to minimise disruption to the occupants and users of the buildings.

Swaffield Primary School

Works were completed in October 2010 of a kitchen and dining room at Swaffield School. The building is split over two floors with the kitchen on the ground floor and dining room on the first floor. Existing dividing walls were demolished within the dining room and steels installed to create one large area.

Studwork was erected to separate the servery area from the dining room. A goods hoist, which also serves the kitchen and a roller shutter, was installed within the servery area. Whiterock was installed to the servery walls .which is a clean and wipe-able surface. The floor area was latexed and an Altro floor was laid with coved up skirting.

Heber School

The project involved constructing a new entrance area, refurbishment of reception area, refurbishment of classrooms, toilets and new administration office. A steel framed and structural glazed structure now forms the impressive entrance lobby of the school.

An automatic glazed door offers ease of access but security as required. A curved concrete insitu staircase leads from the lobby to the reception area, the stairwell is clad with solid oak flooring and panels, in addition a glazed lift offers access to the reception level.

An oak timber bespoke reception desk was designed and installed other purpose made joinery included oak solid doors, window frames and seating benches. The flooring of the entrance area was a continuation of the external paving into the glazed structure. A matwell provides some cleaning of shoes prior to people walking on the solid oak flooring of the reception area.

Greenwich Hospital Estate

These projects entailed the stripping of 2 Grade II listed Roofs to main campus buildings and reroofing in handmade ‘Sandtoft’ Roofing Tiles.

The projects were carried out during the summer recess and were challenging due to noise restrictions and a tight program.

We worked closely with the college authorities and the Regents College Conferencing Facility to minimise disruption to the occupants and users of the buildings.

Darwin Building, Regent’s College

The works entailed the strip out of the 4 storey building and carrying out the full fit out works to provide a new gym and recreation area, student services, conference facilities and a home for the Webster School of Business.
Works included;

  • New Lift Installation
  • Strip Out Works
  • Drainage Works & Pumping Station
  • Constructing a New Gym
  • New Dance Studio with Sprung Floor
  • New Classrooms, Lecture Theaters
  • Full Fit Out Works
  • New Toilet/WashRooms
  • New Reception Lobby

    The works were completed in a particularly tight timescale and in time for the commencement of the new academic year.

Beaverwood School Roofing & Windows

Beaverwood School is a secoundary school for Girls in Chislehurst. The campus is located in a beautiful setting with many lovely buildings of Architectural Interest.

The Summer Works program consisted of;

- Carrying out New Roofing Works - An IKO designed, Insulated Flat Roofing System.

- New Rainwater Goods & Fascias/Soffits - To remove old, defective RWG and rotted timber sections and to install New replacement Cast Iron Rain Water Goods with associated Repairs and Timber replacement works.

- New Joinery - To manufacture new bespoke Window joinery to replicate existing.

- To install new double glazed sealed glass windows within existing and new frames.

- To carry out extensive Facade Repairs including Brick Cleaning, Brick Re-facing & Pointing and crack Repairs to match existing.

- To repair and re-cast bespoke concrete window Cills.

St Josephs RC Primary School - Volumetric School Extension - Phase II

Following the very successful Phase I Extension by H.A Marks in early 2012, H.A Marks Construction were again appointed by The Diocese of Barking and to fabricate a new, Phase II Volumetric School Extension at St. Josephs Primary school.

The conceptual design was developed by Living Architects and we worked closely with Living to further develop the design and create cost value opportunities to ensure the project was within budget.

The finished design offered the best design, best Innovation, Value & approach to meet the clients strict program and budgetary requirements.

The construction program was very tight with critical milestones and the most innovative solution was to design and build the project using off-site Volumetric/Modular Units.

This meant that the Groundworks were started whilst simultanuosly working off-site at the factory to construct the bespoke, individual Steel Framed Modular/Volumetric Units.