R Durtnell & Sons were employed to carry out refurbishments to the existing school including a new classroom block and a Sixth form centre.
Colfe’s School is one of the oldest schools in London, established in 1574 and founded in by Reverend Abraham Colfe, Vicar of Lewisham in 1652.
In addition we had an element of enabling works which were carried out consisting primarily of service diversions, removal of existing drainage that was sitting below the footprint of the building, a temporary car park, removal of a spiral stair case and the addition of new fire escape stairs.
“Durtnell have made what is the school’s biggest and probably most difficult new building project to date an enjoyable and painless experience. Building in such a confined space in the centre of the existing school buildings means that Durtnell have to tailor their working practices to minimise disruption to the school - this has worked well, and the Headmaster commented that he has had no complaints from school staff. Likewise there have been times when school routine needs to be adapted to accommodate certain elements of work, and this has always been done in consultation with Durtnell to reach the best solution for both parties. Durtnell’s Site Manager on this project is excellent, experienced and gives the school 100% confidence. I would definitely recommend Durtnell on any future project.”
J Martin Scobie, Operations Director, Colfe’s School
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