Diocese of Southwark

Diocese of Southwark – Bishop Thomas Grant School

school window replacement project proves beneficial for students

FFT was commissioned to act as Principal Designer and Contract Administrator to oversee the term-time replacement of windows across two blocks of the Bishop Thomas Grant School. Works went to plan causing minimal disruption, resulting in a much improved learning environment for students, and potential energy savings for the school.

the client

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark is a longstanding client of FFT. The archdiocese is part of the Metropolitan Province of Southwark, which covers the South of England.

services provided

  • Principal Designer
  • Contract Administrator

the project

Bishop Thomas Grant School is a coeducational Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form situated in the Streatham, London. The school is named after the first Bishop of Southwark, Thomas Grant, who was named in the First Vatican Council.

The school required replacement windows for two of its blocks.

our role

FFT was appointed as Principal Designer and Contract Administrator, taking on the role of ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements, including health and safety and fire safety.

the challenges

The greatest challenge to the project involved working within term time. Important considerations regarding health and safety and potential disruption to the curriculum had to be made.

the outcome

Working in close liaison with the main contractor, SJM Construction Ltd, and the school’s premises team, we were able to co-ordinate the approach to ensure the works were not disruptive to the school environment, as well making sure they progressed to programme.

added value

With the school’s windows replaced and improved in terms of thermal performance, the students are able to enjoy a more comfortable learning environment, and the school will also benefit from energy savings.