Robin Hood Junior School is based in the heart of Sutton, Surrey. As a growing school, they required additional classrooms, but with minimal disruption. The school contacted MAS (Modular Airspace Systems) to build three classrooms comprising six modules and 250 sqm of total floor area to accommodate an additional 90 pupils.
No external works were required. The school is a traditional brick and block build, but the logistical and safety considerations involved in bringing materials onsite whilst children we are school would have created additional issues.
Offsite modular-build construction was judged to be a much better solution for the school extension, particularly given the lack of space on site and the School's location on the main road with accompanying access restrictions.
The modules were built offsite (taking 5 weeks) and the plans produced by architects The Hoca Practice and in collaboration with the main contractor, Walker Construction.
Onsite installation took just one day - and was completed on a Sunday due to the requirements of the local authority. Each module was delivered to site and craned into position.
The entire project - including the production of the modules, negotiating a traffic management plan with the local authority, and making all transportation/crane arrangements - was managed seamlessly in a quick, painless installation for the School.