Jericho Construction does it again!

Jericho Construction have successfully achieved practical completion for yet another landmark third sector building.

The Balsall Heath Academy for Social Enterprise by St Pauls CDT offers ‘state of the art’ serviced workshop type space for young people and social entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses. It is based on the old St Pauls nursery building which has been unoccupied and in a poor state of repair for 10 years.

The project was funded through a grant from Social Investment Business and has helped Jericho in its mission by providing over 1,400 hours of work paid supported work experience for NEET young people

The contract value was £355k, and the building works were completed on time and on budget in 26 weeks.

The building project used a variety of Jericho Construction’s skills in the process of transforming the building. Jericho Construction undertook the stripping out and demolishing of the internals of the building ready for the refurbishment. Part of the roof was repaired to ensure the building is water tight and the building re-wired to ensure it conforms to the current building regulations. As part of the governments initiative for buildings and businesses to be greener Jericho Construction installed external and internal wall insulation to the elevations to increase insulation and the energy efficiency of the building.

Internal workspace refurbished by Jericho Construction

Internal work space refurbished by Jericho Construction

A large part of the refurbishment project was installing stud partitions to segment the building into work space areas, plastering walls and plumbing of new sanitary ware. All of these trades we’re completed using Jericho supervisors and their apprentices, this offering valuable experience as part of their learning program.

As part of the external works Jericho built new car parking facilities for the state of the art business centre and Jericho landscaping planted shrubs and other greenery around the building.

Jericho Construction were able to transform this community building that had fallen into disrepair into a fully functioning building that should be an asset to the community once more for many years to come.

Architect Mike Potter and Ian Edwards from St Pauls CDT enjoying a celebratory practical completion cup of tea with Andy Broadbent and Richard Jolly of Jericho Construction.

Architect Mike Potter and Ian Edwards from St Pauls CDT enjoying a celebratory practical completion cup of tea with Andy Broadbent and Richard Jolly of Jericho Construction.

If you want to know more about the project or about Jericho Construction then please contact our Construction Manager Andy Jones on 0121 647 1960 or via email at andy.jones@jericho.org.uk

 

 

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