John Shelton Primary School
From idea to completion in 6 months
£19k saving by using SJ Solutions
SJ Solutions project managed two projects which ran alongside each other and only took 6 months from idea to completion:
Project 1 – 60sqm extension to the school to provide an extra classroom and a new staff room.
Project 2 – Office and main entrance refurbishment using the old staff room to create a new Head Teachers office, School Business Manager office and admin office. This also created a new main entrance with a larger waiting area for parents.
SJ Solutions project managed the whole process on behalf of the school, from idea to completion, which included:
- Planning, drawings, health & safety, building control, tender, tender interviews, on site management and contracts
- Weekly feedback from the site was provided to the school so they knew at all times what was completed
- Met with the contractor weekly to discuss any problems and any issues
- Assisted the school with any snagging issues and helped to complete the final accounts
- From idea to completion in 6 months
- £19k saving by using SJ Solutions
SJ Solutions project managed a new build for John Shelton, of which the contract total was £158k. They were fantastic! They walked us through the whole process, from architect drawings to health and safety ramifications and navigating the tender process. They managed any problems with the contractor directly where they could and involved the school in bigger decisions where needed, the school to focus on teaching and learning. SJ Solutions have a gift of knowing what the customer wants and needs and an even more impressive track record of delivering what they promise… going over and above to ensure the job gets done to an immaculate standard.
School Business Manager
We had plans to extend our school to include a new classroom and staff room. These plans were then extended to include the redesign of the school reception area. In order to facilitate this we decided to procure the services of SJ Solutions. Sam and her team took over the management of the project from day one. She made sure all the processes were followed including gaining planning permission, liaising with Health and Safety and tendering for the project. She made sure all the aspects of the project were in place to ensure a tight timescale was managed. I was particularly pleased with the way she rigorously made sure we were happy with everything that was going on by communicating regularly with us. She understood our vision for the school and made sure the community were informed of what was happening and when.
During the project we had a number of problems and each time Sam ensured that someone sorted it out efficiently so that the project was completed on time. I’d like to express our thanks to Sam and SJ Solutions for a project well managed and I would recommend them.