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January 22, 2014
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Marlborough College

Location: Museum Block, Bath Road, Marlborough, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA
Project Value: Total value: £1.4m – Phase I £480k – Phase II £900k
Programme: Phase I Start date: April 2013 Completed: August 2013 Phase II Starts: April 2014 – Completion August 2014
Form of Contract: JCT

Scope of Works:
This is a phased contract over two years with works being carried out during the school holidays. The Museum Block situated within the main College quadrangle dates from the 1800’s and is used as the history teaching facility for the college comprising nine classrooms and a library/computer suite. The purpose of the project is to completely upgrade the building and its facilities, to provide a modern teaching environment compatible with 21st century technology and teaching practices.

Key Personnel:
Martin West was the Director with overall responsibility for the delivery of the project.
Mark Jones was the Project Manager responsible for the management of the project and ensuring the works were carried out to the required standards, obligations of the Contract, Health and Safety issues, programme issues, and liaising with the design team.  He was also responsible for all financial and contractual aspects of the project which included placing of orders and liaising with the design team.
Martin Mears was the residing Site Agent responsible for the daily running of the works on site, ensuring all works were carried out to the required standards, daily Health and Safety issues, and daily liaison with the scgement staff.

Structural: V J Fleet Ltd
Roofing: Bracknell Roofing Ltd
Scaffolding: Scaffolding 4MGB Ltd
Decorating: Archolme Ltd
Electrical & Mechanical: Warbuton Building Services Ltd
Plastering: Gypsum Plasterers Ltd
Suspended Ceilings: Accent Ltd
Furniture: Pinnacle Furniture Ltd
Electrically Operated Blinds: Faber Ltd
Flooring: Valley Flooring Ltd

Project Performance Statement
Phase I comprising of internal works to two classrooms and the library /computer suite were completed within time scale in August 2013. Also completed in this phase was a complete re-roofing of the building including major lead work replacement which was handed over in September, one week ahead of programme. During the contract period Vales undertook more than £100k of variation works, which arose from client instructions and unforeseen works discovered during the refurbishment but the final account for this phase was still £17,656.0 under budget.

Resident and Client Liaison
The annual Summer School took place during the contract period, placing restrictions on access to site and there were several hundred visitors to the grounds, which we managed without any incidents.

A huge printed banner was placed over the scaffolding which was in the form of a huge giant word search and was used by the younger children attending the summer school for amusement.

The upgraded facilities were well received by the teaching staff and students alike.

Phase 2 £900k is due to commence with exploratory works in the Easter holidays 2014 and the refurbishment of a further seven classrooms and communal areas, corridors etc. will be carried out during the summer holidays.