Client: Schools Partnership Trust
Value: £540,000
GS Kelsey: Principal Contractor

Contracts Manager: Andrew Kelsey
Site Managers: Geoff Clipson

Quantity Surveyor: Kym Godward-Large


After been appointed to a partnering framework wit North East Lincolnshire Council, G S Kelsey Ltd were awarded their first contract from the framework after competitively tendering and securing the order to build three additional classrooms at Weelsby Academy. Remodelling work internally also created an additional classroom within the existing school and a refurbishment of the toilet areas ensured that sanitary provision was adequate for the arrival of additional pupils.

Drawing on significant experience of working in schools we were able to safely segregate ourselves from the pupils and staff at the school for the duration of the building contract. Through effective communication with the Head Teacher and her staff we were able to keep disruption to a minimum.

During the course of the project our site teams worked closely with the school and participated in the pirate book day and buried a time capsule beneath a new playground area. Our director, Matthew Robinson also attended the school with a policeman, fisherman and fireman to talk to key stage one pupils about careers and more specifically about working in construction.