Lindum has worked at The King’s School in Grantham twice – once in 2015 and then again in 2020.
The first project involved construction of a sports hall next to the school’s Arnoldfield sports pitches and the second involved repairs to nine chimneys.
New sports hall
The new hall had to accommodate a variety of activities, including netball, basketball, hockey, badminton, football and volleyball. It also had to be suitable for community use, in line with specifications provided by Sport England.
All the work was carried out during school hours, meaning communication was key to site safety and project success.
The project team had regular meetings with staff, pupils and any community groups which needed access to the playing fields.
Lindum also asked the school to provide fixture lists for events where there would be visitors from other schools so we could create separate access routes and maintain clear segregation.
Throughout the project, Lindum operated an ‘open book’ policy, so the school understood how costs were being calculated. We also included our supply chain in the pre-construction process, meaning their prices were robust.
We held supply chain meetings during the design phase to iron out details between trades and used our ‘virtual build’ meeting to review the whole sequence from start to handover and beyond.
The school dates back to 1528 and had never had its own sports hall. To illustrate the significance of this new build, the sports hall was officially opened by The RT Hon Nick Boles MP and Angus Fraser MBE on the 30th January 2015.
Following completion, school Bursar and Director Resources, Peter Kirkbride commended Lindum. He said: “The school is delighted with the end product and we are grateful for the care and diligence with which your company has executed the project.”
Lindum worked at the King’s School again in 2020, when our BMS division was appointed to repair nine chimneys on its roof.
This work involved carrying out re-pointing, brickwork repairs and stonework replacements.
A series of scaffold systems were designed and installed to gain safe access to each of the chimneys. These systems were designed by a specialist engineer and installed followed detailed drawings.
Method Statements and Risk Assessments were provided by all direct and subcontracted trades, along with a Health and Safety Plan and all relevant operative and company certifications.