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Projects Osprey & RedKite

Projects Osprey & RedKite - Reaseheath College, Nantwich


The scheme involves two projects for Reaseheath College, Project Osprey and Project RedKite.

Project Osprey involves the construction of a new multi-purpose Sports Hall building. The Sports Hall is to include space for up to five different court sports and trampoline activities. The Sports Hall will also be designed to cater for exams, presentation evenings and as a community facility. The building consists of a dual-height sports hall attached to a single-storey extension with associated dry and wet changing rooms, shower and toilet areas, Physio / First Aid room, laundry room and store rooms, with a total build cost of £3.3m

Project RedKite involves the construction of a new Agri-Tech Centre with teaching facilities and associated workshops, a two-storey teaching block and a neighbouring single-storey workshop building. The teaching block includes ground floor classrooms, offices, a meeting room and toilet facilities along with a dual height Showroom area. The first floor includes a large space for future use and a Plant Room, with a total build cost of £3.2m

Both projects will be a delivered to BIM Level 2.

Winsford Campus, Mid Cheshire College

Winsford Campus, Mid Cheshire College - Winsford


Mid Cheshire College’s Winsford Campus is a three-storey new build delivered as part of a joint venture funded by Mid Cheshire College, Learning Skills Council, NW Development Agency and Cheshire West & Chester Council. The building includes classrooms, IT suites, a learning resource centre, hair and beauty salon, gym, kitchen and servery, cafe, and arts room.

The building is sited on a brownfield remediated site previously occupied by gasworks. The facade and envelope has ‘Forticrete’ architectural masonry, pre-patenated copper cladding systems and a terracotta tiled rain screen cladding system with a ‘Permaroc’ render.

Winstanley College

Winstanley College - Wigan


Following the demolition of the existing science block and library, and grouting work to redundant mine works, Pochin’s constructed a new two-storey, brick-clad learning resource centre. The centre included a new library, offices and an IT suite.

On top of this, a new two-storey science block extension saw the creation of laboratories, dark room and a number of classrooms. The site was in the heart of the campus and all work was carried out with minimal disruption to the college or the surrounding neighbours.

Stinton Library

Stinton Library - Newcastle Under Lyme


This project included the removal of the existing library structure, before installing concrete bases and beams below ground to support the new structure. The new structure included a curtain walling system, a new roof including contemporary lighting and light tubes to allow additional natural sunlight into the building.

The internal fit-out involved the creation of two new science laboratories and prep rooms, a large social area with cafe and a new ‘state of the art’ library. Under-floor heating was installed alongside highly energy efficient lighting and a roof-mounted air system to create a ‘breathable’ building.

Hartford Campus, Mid Cheshire College

Hartford Campus, Mid Cheshire College - Hartford


Delivered on a live campus, this new addition to Mid Cheshire College is a single storey sports hall and a three-storey performing arts building. The performing arts building includes a 210-seat auditorium for plays and performances, a dance studio, photography studios, fashion and textile workshops, music rooms and a fitness suite. A boiler house and substation was also created.

Malbank High School

Malbank High School - Nantwich


Pochin’s was commissioned to construct a two-storey multi-functional building located on the Eastern Boundary of Malbank High School. Named The Olympic Boulevard, it provides the school and the community with a multi-functional facility that has a family learning suite, new IT suite with a Wi-Fi internet cafe, a health and fitness suite as well as new dining facilities and a large flexible working space. The public has access to the building via a dedicated community reception area and there is an elevated walk-way used as a spectator’s gallery during events.