Education Sector

Our ability to accomplish projects of all sizes with the same attention to detail and our expertise in internal finishes has won us the respect of the UKs leading companies. This in turn has given us the opportunity to work on high profile projects in the Education sector, and a proven portfolio of services and expertise.

Below, you will find a brief overview of our most recent achievements: -

Huddersfield University, Tech Building

"The Technology Building dates from the mid 1950’s and has been adapted and refurbished over the years. The remodelling work will modernise this part of the University and provide cutting edge facilities to reflect the pioneering research undertaken here." - Robertson

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS Packages included, Drylining, Partitions, Plastering, Ceilings & acoustic Rapts

Main Contractor - Robertson
Contract Date: June 2021 - February 2022
SCS Contract Value - Under £1m
SCS Project Leader: Nick McDowell
SCS Commercial: Oskar Danvers Watson
SCS Director: Paul Flynn

Saddleworth High School


"£27 million project to build the new Saddleworth School in Oldham. The new school, which will accommodate up to 1,500 students aged between 11 to 16, is being built on behalf of Oldham Council." - Tilbury Douglas

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS Packages included, Beam & Column Encasements, Drylining, Partitions and Plastering

Main Contractor - Tilbury Douglas
Contract Date: April 2021 - November 2021
SCS Contract Value - £1,250,000
SCS Project Leader: Alan Courts, Marc Gillibrand
SCS Commercial: Grant Pinder
SCS Director: Pete Baker

City Campus, Manchester


The four storey building will house two cutting-edge industry-standard theatres, film studios, media, computing and editing suites, plus recording and photography studios, dance studios and rehearsal rooms as well as bespoke practical spaces for hospitality, media make-up and special effects. It will be situated at the corner of New Bridge Street and Great Ducie Street, opposite Manchester Arena.

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS Packages included, Drylining, Partitions and Plastering

Main Contractor - Willmott Dixon
Contract Date: January 2021 to July 22
SCS Contract Value - £5.1m
SCS Project Leader: Craig Brierley, Ryan Proctor & Ian McFadden
SCS Commercial: Mike Housby
SCS Director: Paul Flynn

Catalyst Building, Stoke


The overall Project is a £27m design and construct for Staffordshire University which will become a flagship state-of-the-art facility for apprentices and digital skills.

The Catalyst building includes an Apprenticeships & Digital skills hub, a new library, social learning spaces, restaurant and café areas.

SCS Contract Scope

SCS Packages include SFS, Partitions and Ceilings

Main Contractor: Vinci
Contracts Dates: 16/11/20 to mid Jan 2021
Client: Staffordshire University
Architect: FieldenCleggBradleyStudios
SCS Contract Value: £120,000
SCS Project Leader: Steve Smith
SCS Commercial: Steve Smith
SCS Director: Craig Scott

Sir Henry Royce, Manchester


Arcadis, together with its project team members; Arup, Laing O'Rourke, NBBJ and Ramboll have revealed designs for the Henry Royce Institute at The University of Manchester. The £235m project will be the UKs leading centre for advanced materials research and commercialisation.

Located at the heart of the University of Manchester's Engineering Campus, the 16,000sqm building will house world-leading materials scientists, state-of-the-art equipment and collaborative space for industrial engagement. It will enable the UK to grow its world-leading research and innovation base in advanced materials science and technology.

The building is expected to cost £150m and is expected to open in 2019. At 46 metres high, the Institute is expected to be the tallest building on campus and a prominent new landmark on the Manchester skyline.

The design of the Henry Royce Institute building will promote science on show with laboratories revealing their complex workings, alongside spaces for visitor engagement and imaginative displays of research material and products.

SCS Contract Scope

SCS Packages include Partitions and Ceilings

Main Contractor: Laing O Rourke
Contracts Dates: 15 October 2018 - November 2019
Client: Manchester University / Arcadis
Architect: NBBJ
SCS Contract Value: £1.5m
SCS Project Leader: Steve Potts
SCS Commercial: Mike Housby
SCS Director: Craig Scott

Nexus, Leeds


SCS Contract Scope:

The buildings 6,684m2 is spread over six floors. The ground and first floors are mainly triple-height spaces, focused on communication and collaboration and the hub of Nexus, whilst the second to fifth floors will be rentable office and lab space.

The ground floor will house: exhibition space; an 80-cover cafe; a business lounge; a 120-seat lecture theatre; four seminar spaces (each seating 70, with sliding partitions to create two, three or four spaces); and open/semi-private space.

The first floor will have further extensive open/semi-private collaboration spaces and 12 meeting rooms. It will house the teams from Nexus, Research and Innovation services and other University business facing professional service teams.

The second floor will have 12 lab spaces each with write-up space, eight initially fitted out at category 2 and four as generic labs that can be used by businesses for mechanical and electrical/electronic research and development. The second floor also has office space, and the remaining floors are 100% office space. There are some 60 office spaces, ranging from two-person spaces upwards.

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SCS Scope: SFS, Partitions & Ceilings (SAS Ceilings)
Contract Dates: SFS (Oct 17 – May 18), Internals (Nov 17 to July 18)
Main Contractor: Galliford Try
Client: University of Leeds
Architect: AHR Architects
SCS Project Value: SFS (£425,000), Internals (£1.4m)
SCS Project Team: Steve Potts and Pete Baker
SCS Commercial: Oskar Danvers-Watson
SCS Regional Manager: Paul Flynn
SCS Director: Darren Friend

Graphene, Manchester


SCS Contract Scope:

The University's other world-class, multi-million pound centre will see industry-led development in Graphene applications in partnership with academics. The £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will be an international research and technology facility.

SCS Packages included Fermacell Partitions, Knauf Partitions, SAS Ceiling Baffles, Rockfon Ceiling Grid and Tiles

Main Contractor: Laing O'Rourke
Contract Date: May 2017 - Apr 18
SCS Project Value: £830,000
SCS Project Leader: Danny Beaumont
SCS Commercial: Mike Housby
SCS Director: Trevor Watson

The Heath, Runcorn


SCS Contract Scope:

The redevelopment of the School included the creation of sports facilities including a triple-height four-court hall suitable for national badminton competitions and the installation of a three-storey school building.

Two multi-use games areas one with provision for two tennis courts and two netball courts and the other with four tennis courts and three netball courts.

SCS Packages included Knauf Partitions, Rockfon Ceilings, CEP Acoustic Panels and JCW acoustic Panels

Main Contractor: Carillion
Contract Date: Apr 2017 - Dec 2017
SCS Project Value: £1,329,000
SCS Project Leader: Alan Courts and Dave Brown
SCS Commercial: Craig Scott
SCS Director: Darren Friend

Yorkshire Schools

SCS Contract Scope:

The seven schools across Bradford, Kirklees and North Yorkshire have an estimated capital value of £100m - £150m.

SCS secured the order for the 3 schools which form phase 1 of Yorkshire PF2 schools, we have been assigned Drylining, Surface Finishers, Suspended Ceilings, Feature Lightwell Bulkheads, Acoustic Panelling, Bespoke Finishes to Sports Hall Wall Linings on Samuel Lister, Belle Vue and Harrogate High School.

The secondary schools included in the Yorkshire programme are: -

The Samuel Lister Academy, Bradford
Oakbank, Bradford
Carlton Bolling, Bradford
Belle Vue Boys School, Bradford
Whitcliffe Mount, Kirklees
All Saints Catholic College, Kirklees
Harrogate High School, North Yorkshire

Manchester Schools

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS were appointed to carry out the fit out on the New Builds of the Manchester Schools Project for Main Contractor Laing O'Rourke.

The schools consist of: -

Ashbury Meadow, Briscoe Lane, Mauldeth Road, Wilbraham Primary School and Cavendish Community College

Main Contractor: Laing O'Rourke
Client: Manchester City Council
Contract Date: 2014-2015
SCS Project Leader: Steve Potts