McAvoy Installs Offsite Manufactured Modules at Site in Romford


The offsite construction company, The McAvoy Group has craned the final modules into position at the site of the new Concordia Academy. The site, located in Romford will see a new £8.2 million building constructed by the offsite solution specialists. The building will be used to accommodate 630 primary school children.

The structure for then 2,972 square meter free school has been manufactured offsite by McAvoy, who have used the latest modular technology in order to reduce the build programme as well as minimise the level of disruption caused to those working on or near to the site. The offsite construction company have also used the latest solutions available in order to deliver the highest quality building possible.

The building has taken just 12 days to crane into position, and consisted of 67 steel-framed building modules in total. The new Primary school is being constructed on the site of a former nurses’ home in Romford. The offsite modules, measuring 16.5m long and 17-tonnes in weight were craned into place with the help of a 300-tonne crane.

This new academy has been funded by the Department for Education via the Education and Skills Funding Agency, with the overall construction designed by Blue Sky Architects. This new educational facility will create an exemplar space for learning for the local children and much needed primary school places. When completed, the school will be operated by REAch2 Academy Trust, the UK’s largest primary only academy trust.

The delivery and installation of the modular units by McAvoy has been a vital milestone for the construction of this new Academy. The project is continuing to move forward so that, when completed, the facility will be available to meet the rising demand for school places in Romford for the start of the 2018/19 academic year. The groundworks and infrastructure were well prepared, which means that he installation of the different modules was quick and efficient.


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