Case study

Ellowes Hall Sports College

Project Brief

After winning this school building renovation project through competitive tender, we were tasked with redeveloping the existing sports hall at Ellowes Hall Sports College into a dining room facility. The new development was to provide space for up to 200 students and include a hot servery and a till service area.

What we did:

Redevelopment Of The Main Hall

Working as the main building contractor, the works involved stripping out the old gym equipment and improving the thermal insulation within the hall. We did this by constructing insulated timber stud walls to the perimeter, replacing the high-level windows for new UPVC double glazed units, installing a new suspended ceiling including LED light fittings and extending the heating system. 

To provide access into the hall for the kitchen staff, a new timber staircase was installed which was accessed via an external steel door through the gable end of the building.

The existing timber floor was sanded down and resealed and the newly plastered walls and woodwork were decorated in the school colour scheme. 

Hot Servery Area

As part of the redevelopment, we were asked to install a hot servery area. The old sports hall store cupboard was refurbished to house the servery equipment. The old external doors were removed and replaced with a UPVC window, the walls were plaster-boarded and lined with Whiterock PVC Cladding, a suspended ceiling including LED light fittings was installed, non-slip vinyl flooring was laid throughout and a servery counter and a stainless steel sink unit was fitted.

To maintain fire compartmentation between the two areas a fire-rated steel shutter was installed and connected to the existing fire alarm system. 

The works were started towards the end of the school term while students were on site and were completed during the School Summer Holidays in time for use when the School returned. 

The finished result was a clean, modern eating area with full functionality,  energy-efficient insulation and a welcoming appearance in line with the school’s branding. 

Project Stats

Project Type

  • Building



Service(s) Used


Project Duration

10 weeks

Project Location


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