Project: Willowfield Humanities College. Located in Walthamstow, London.
Willowfield Humanities college is new build school in Walthamstow that opened in September 2015. The school is a new home for 900 pupils who will be able to enjoy 12,000m2 of external areas including a MUGA pitch, large grass fields with external playing areas, a pond for educational purposes and a playing ground made of tarmac and paving. The teachers will enjoy outdoor parking spaces and soft landscapes areas with a very diversified range of plants.
Value: £25m, Contract Coles: £308,000
General impression of the job:
After the failing of the contracted subcontractor on the project, Conor Cole suggested to complete the works. Not only did Cole complete the job but Cole caught up the delay generated by the liquidation of the initial subcontractor.
I believe it is the teamwork, the good spirit and most of all the high competency of Cole’s teams that led our project to a successful handover, on time and exceeding the quality standards set by our client.
The client was particularly happy about the exceptional quality of the Tobermore paving installed by Cole Groundworks.
Project: Ebury Bridge Centre located in Westminster, Central London.
The Ebury Bridge Centre is located in central London and has a lot of logistical constraints being next to the rail line going to Victoria station.
Bouygues UK is building a new school for 550 pupils (GIA over 5,000m2) and a 10 storey block comprising 47 residential flats and a car park basement. The footprint of the building occupies 95% of the surface of the building site making access and egress a challenge. 5,500m3 of soil have been excavated and 260 piles installed. 120lm of sheet-piling have been installed on the boundary line with network rail.
Value: £36m, Contract Coles: £500,000
General impression of the job: Given the strong logistic constraints it seemed obvious to us that Cole Groundworks was awarded the groundworks and the drainage contract. Indeed, their incredible performance on Willowfield Humanities college and Queen Mary University, plus the flexibility and the good relationship we have with Conor Cole, led us to conclude that Cole Groundworks was the perfect subcontractor for the job.
We made the right choice as Cole Groundworks delivered the expected results on time and by respecting all the constraints linked to the tightness of the site.
Cole Groundworks excavated over 500m2 of non hazardous soil, installed 120lm of sheet piling next to the network rail boundary line, 6m away from very sensitive signalling equipment.
Without the flexibility and the hard work of Cole Groundworks, we believe that we would currently be behind schedule.