Worthing High School

Client: Worthing High School
Contract value: £1,100,000
Contract period: 31 weeks

Gymnasium & Millennium Toilet Block

This major refurbishment of an existing dance studio, gymnasium, changing rooms, showers and toilets included construction of a two-storey extension to form a new office and store.

A fully designed structural scaffold was erected to prop and support existing gym/dance studio roof during the works.  Following demolition of the existing parapet wall it was rebuilt, on completion the entire area was re-roofed using Bauderflex roofing system.   New full height aluminium windows and fire exit doors were installed with bronze faced Parklex cladding finishing the exterior walls.

A two-storey masonry extension was constructed to form new PE store, disabled toilet, new entrance and PE teachers’ office above.  Works comprised of complete new electrical and mechanical installation including air conditioning, new oak sprung dance studio floor, surround sound music system, ballet barres and mirrors.

The three existing toilets, shower and changing room blocks were stripped out and refurbished. Works consist of installation of new drainage, mechanical and electrical, new toilet and shower cubicles, including all sanitaryware / stainless steel sinks, finished in ceramic wall tiling and vinyl flooring.

“South Downs Education Trust has a strong working relationship with Axio Limited. We have worked with them on three major capital works programmes over the last 3 years. All three programmes were funded by DFE CIF and as such required exceptionally high standards of QA monitoring, budget management and reporting and tight project delivery milestones. Axio performed above and beyond in all areas. The key element of our successful relationship is the strong shared ethos/values and partnership approach created. Their senior team work positively alongside the school, to ensure projects are delivered to a high standard. Their site team are a joy to host and have worked well alongside a working school, within an often tight site boundary. Axio Limited understand schools, they understand our issues and requirements and seek to ensure that all projects are delivered to minimise the impact on educational delivery.”

Karen Hayler, Business Manager
Worthing High School