Public sector case studies

New Teaching Resource Centre, Birchwood High School, Bishop's Stortford
The principle advantages of offsite construction for this project were reductions in site time of around 50 per cent, less disruption to staff and pupils at the school during construction, and the highest quality of finish both internally and externa
Pre-assembled unitised cladding system
An offsite unitised panel system was developed for Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry. This delivered significant construction and financial benefits.
Precast concrete cladding - Charlotte Quay, Dublin
Charlotte Quay was the first high-rise apartment block in Dublin, and precast cladding with a honed finish was chosen to facilitate speed and simplify erection.
Precast concrete cladding - Ludgate Hill
The use of reconstructed stone allowed the architect to articulate the elevations. With the omission of edge beams at floor levels, the structural rigidity was designed into the cladding panels, allowing the frame contractor to make rapid progress.
Precast concrete components
The precast concrete units used for the Garden Quadrangle, St Johns College, Oxford, have different surface textures to emphasise different elements of the structure and to simulate some of the surface finishes found in traditional stone-built classi
Precast concrete structural wall panels - Patchway High School and timber roof beams
An extension to provide a library and a boiler room to an existing four-classroom block at Patchway High School was completed using a prefabricated structural panel system.
Steel-framed church centre
Requirements for a multi-purpose church centre in All Saints Oxhey, south of Watford, were fulfiled through use of a steel-framed construction.
Recycled and refurbished modular buildings - Hospital
The facility comprises 36 pre-owned building modules, which were refurbished and fitted out off-site at Foremans' production centre in East Yorkshire. The crane programme was carefully planned to meet the restrictions associated with a central London
Accommodation - Dovegate Prison
Dovegate Prison holds 600 inmates and attached to this is an area for a further 200 in a therapeutic community building. It was decided early in the design process that the majority of buildings would be formed using Buchan's pre-cast concrete crossw
Health - Mental Health Unit, Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry
The mental health unit with a footprint of 8700 m2 was constructed alongside an existing entrance to the hospital. Our teams worked closely with Skanska to develop a solution that offered the best combination of off-site manufacture and speed of asse
New Cardiac Unit. Lister Hospital, Stevenage
The single storey building was manufactured off-site in York and craned into position ready for fitting-out and installation of the new scanner. The unit was located in an under-utilised courtyard and linked to the main hospital.
New Primary School, South Lanarkshire Council
St Mary's Treatment Centre, Portsmouth
The contract awarded to Yorkon by AMEC was for a rainscreen-clad modular building, developed and operated by Mercury Health in partnership with Portsmouth City Teaching Primary Care Trust.
St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey
The two construction projects totalled £5m and are part of a £13m reconfiguration programme which involves the relocation of emergency and medical services to St Peter's Hospital and elective surgery to Ashford Hospital including the cr
West Leeds Specialist Inclusive Centre, Leeds
Yorkon designed, manufactured and fitted out the new school in a £1.2m contract, which also included provision of mechanical and electrical services, data cabling, laboratory facilities and benches, partitions and internal doors.
Education - Ravensbury Community Primary School
The project involved the amalgamation of the junior and infant schools onto a single site to provide facilities flexible enough to ensure the correct delivery of education over the next 50 years.