All Through School, Flintshire, North Wales

Flintshire, North Wales
Deeside Timberframe - All Through School - Commercial Case Study

Deeside Timberframe was appointed by Read Construction, to design, supply and erect the timber frame superstructure for Flintshire County Council’s multi-million pound “All Through” School in Connah’s Quay, North Wales.

The new, single storey school was built on the existing school playing fields and accommodates 360 primary and 30 nursery pupils. It includes 12 classrooms, a nursery, assembly hall, studio, kitchen and community facilities. There are landscaped play and recreation areas and two new car parks.

Collaboration is Key

Deeside Timberframe worked closely with Read Construction to add value at every stage of the project. We acted as a as a full member of the design team throughout the design process enabling structural solutions to be found quickly and efficiently and allowing architects to progress their drawings and details with confidence. For example interfaces with different finishes, such as the Green Roof System and external render cladding, could be detailed well in advance of installation on site.

A Deeside Project Manager was available at all times to liaise with the other members of the design team, and a Deeside Contracts Manager was on site regularly to attend site meetings and to monitor the progress and quality of the erect team.

All lifting operations, involving cranes in excess of 80 tonnes, were planned and supervised by Deeside, and in conjunction with Read’s Site Manager ensured that these works were undertaken in a safe and coordinated manner.

Through their integrated supply chain partners, Deeside were also able to offer products that would meet the sustainability and environmental aspirations of the local authority, such as PEFC Certification for the timber components and A+ rated insulation.

Successful Outcome

Deeside were able to demonstrate our significant capabilities in delivering the key drivers of the project; Partnering, Collaborative procurement through the supply chain, Developing ‘Best Value’ throughout the project and Creating a ‘Beacon’ of excellence within the community.