Queen Elizabeth 1 College

Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth 1 College, Leicester

Remodelling, Extension and Refurbishment Works

This project was in 4 phases comprising the conversion, extension and refurbishment works of a busy college site. The site incorporated considerable Grade 2 listed works to the George Thompson Library Building, and the reburbishment and extensions works to school Blocks.

The contract was completed on time and to budget, costing £1.484m

Remodelling, Extension & Refurbishment

A&S Enterprises liaised closely with the client, Mr Stephen Wright (of Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth 1 College), to remodel the existing library. We also constructed a new extension (S Block) and carried out  refurbishment works to B and E Blocks.

Phase 1

Phase 1 involved the conversion and remodelling of the existing Grade 2 listed George Thompson Library Building (2 storeys). This included the removal of asbestos, some minor demolition works, the removal of internal walls and doors (and frames), ceilings, floor finishes and sanitary ware. We then created new internal partitions, suspended ceilings, added floor finishes and painting, and installed internal doors and frames, fixtures and fittings, and M&E installations.

Phase 2

Phase 2 comprised the new vertical 1st storey extension to the S Block to create new classrooms.

A&S Enterprises carried out minor demolitions, built structural steelwork, added single ply roofing, windows and doors, internal doors, partitioning and plastering, and suspended ceilings. We painted and added floor finishers, and carried out M&E installations.

Phases 3 & 4

Phase 3 involved major refurbishment to the College B Block and Reception areas.

Phase 4 involved the conversion of a redundant Grade 2 listed building.

This phase was challenging! We needed to carry out the conversion of a redundant Grade 2 listed building to create much required, modern teaching spaces, whilst maintaining the overall appearance of the building. It comprised the refurbishment of the Prep Rooms, E Block windows and B Block toilets. So, modern spaces were needed within listed building confines, whilst working around students on a busy campus. This required excellent planning, communications and implementation with all stakeholders.

The project was a notable success, achieving a high quality finish.