New-Build for Historic School
Founded in 1407, Oswestry School commissioned a new modular construction eight-bedroom boarding block for its Guinevere House from local builders, Pickstock Construction, part of the Pickstock Group and sister company of Elements Europe Ltd.
The high quality room pods, each complete with an ensuite bathroom and connecting corridor, were constructed by Elements Europe Ltd off site at its factory on the Mile Oak Industrial Estate.
Managing Director, of both companies, Andy Jones explains: “The modules were built in our Oswestry factory, with installation on August 23 and the completed building was handed over the school ready for the new term on September 5. We are proud of the quality and delivery of this scheme which will greatly benefit the school and its pupils.”
Oswestry School’s Headmaster Douglas Robb adds: “We are delighted with the scheme and the professionalism and attention to detail of the contractors and their staff. It has been a pleasure to do business with JR. Pickstock Ltd as they completed the scheme to budget, to a high specification and to a tight schedule.”
The accommodation block is just one of a series of developments at the school with new staff and student study areas, redecoration and refurbishment and new laptops for the IT suite. Earlier in the year, Pickstock Construction, building contractors, built a Headmaster’s house at the school.
Jefferson Sheard Architects has published its annual 16/17 report which reflects on the past 12 months progression in sectors such as student accommodation and the public sector, as well as highlighting key projects of significance.
Pickstock Construction has completed install of all 60 Bathroom Pods into Block B at Crescent Point Student Accommodation scheme in Plymouth. The shape of Block B dictated that Pickstock Construction would build it traditionally