30 November 2017
ISG went above and beyond on a daily basis to make sure everything went smoothly, according to co-principal of Temple Learning Academy, Matthew Browne.
Matthew made the comments in a new video following ISG’s £10 million transformation of an abandoned leisure centre into a new free school for 1,020 students aged 4-16 years in Leeds.
“I know ISG is this huge company, but to us it became a very personable company and we think of them as family,” Matthew said.
“There were lots of challenges on the journey, one of these was a delay in the build process.
“ISG quickly supported us by refurbishing an extra part of the temporary accommodation so our children could stay on site, rather than be moved to another part of the city.
“The schedule stayed the same, and we were still able to move into our final building bang on schedule.”
The positive feedback helps to support ISG’s first corporate goal of providing the best customer experience in the industry, before, during and after project delivery.
The school opened at the start of the academic year in autumn 2015 in temporary accommodation, with construction taking place in a live environment.
The scheme aimed to re-use as much of the existing infrastructure from the former leisure centre as possible, with ISG demolishing the swimming pool but retaining the steel frame building, and re-using the existing sports hall facility.
A new three-storey steel frame extension with ribbon glazing and metal cladding elevations was constructed to the side of the existing building.
Facilities include provision for special educational needs, a learning resource centre, a kitchen, dining area and sports facilities.
The project also included the construction of a new multi-use games area (MUGA) pitch and significant hard and soft landscaping with new paths and play areas, a car park for 90 cars and designated drop off areas.