School Flood Alleviation Scheme
Gardiners have recently completed the second phase of a flood alleviation scheme at a school in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The scope of work included the separation of the school from the old school house, which has Grade 2 listed building status. This involved the construction of a natural stone flood wall, which had to be built to match the natural stone construction of the school house. Another element was extending the public highway, which required working under licence from Gloucestershire Highways and careful consideration was taken when carrying out excavation works and ensuring the safety of passing vehicles and pedestrians at all times.
Reinstatement of the footpath was under conservation guidelines. The project also required the fitting of a new self-contained pumping station (for sewage) which had a large Mechanical and Electrical element to it, completed by our own in-house M&E division. The project overall required careful planning and management due to the strict time constraints and vulnerable nature of working within not only a school but a listed building, which Gardiners delivered in a professional manner both on time and within budget.