Blog: Be inspired! Integration and Collaborative Working (Sponsored by Waterloo)

31 January 2018

Winner: Skinners’ Kent Primary School

Skinners’ Kent Primary School is an excellent example of collaborative working in action. A team approach supported from the outset by BIM, enabled the school to be designed and delivered to exceptional quality standards and client satisfaction.

At the point of contract award, major challenges to secure the site had already put delivery of school places a year behind schedule. Early doors support and expertise provided to Kent County Council (KCC) by Baxall was essential in getting the project off the ground and reducing any further cost, time and disruption.

Ongoing engagement between all parties including KCC, the school itself and supply chain partners enabled the realisation and progression of value added initiatives to produce a sustainable, time and cost-efficient design and build solution. The prime initiative was a Modern Method of Construction (MMC) alternative comprising off-site manufacture. Collaborative efforts extended to completion, handover and aftercare. The school Facilities Manager was invited to witness commissioning and testing while supply chain partners took part in interactive handover demonstrations supported by bespoke end user manuals.

The Integration & Collaborative Working category is again sponsored by Waterloo Air Products plc. They have over 100 years’ experience in ventilation system design, engineering and manufacture. With a collaborative approach to projects, Waterloo delivers the most suitable air terminal devices to fulfil the air flow requirements of even the most complex buildings. 

By introducing innovative new products and continuously sharing technical and commercial knowledge with customers, Waterloo remains the UK’s leading manufacturer of air terminal devices.

The awards are open for entries until the closing date of the 5th of March 2018. It is free and easy to enter the awards – just register here and download the forms!

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