Premier Interlink wins £8m school contract

Off-site manufacturing specialist, Premier Interlink (Waco UK), has been awarded a contract worth around £8m by Leeds City Council as part of a four year 'Basic Needs Framework' agreement.

Three modular buildings will be built to provide a total of 3380 sq m of accommodation to the Roundhay, Bracken Edge and Wykebeck area and will comprise of a total of 106 steel-framed modules, which will be manufactured off site in a controlled factory environment at Premier Interlinks modern facilities in East Yorkshire. These will be delivered by road and craned into position ready for the final stages of fitting-out on site.

The Wykebeck and Bracken Edge school buildings will comprise of single storey extensions to the existing schools providing additional classrooms to meet demand for places. Wykebeck’s design features will include composite insulated panel cladding with a brick slip plinth and the external design of the Bracken Edge modular building will be a mixture of composite insulated panel and brick slip.

The Roundhay school project is the largest of the three. The end result will alter the age range of the school and expand Roundhay School Technology and Language College making this Leeds City Councils first two form entry school providing education for a child from the start to the end of their school career.

As main contractor, Premier Interlink will provide a full turnkey package, which will include perimeter fencing, tree protection and all groundworks on site. Design features on the two storey modular building will show an external finish of a mixture of render, brick slip and timber cladding and include a vaulted ceiling designed to provide ventilation and light at high level resulting in excellent cross ventilation throughout the entire school.

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