Directline Structures steps in to save sports hall
Directline Structures saved a college sports hall project from cancellation, by minimising costs and its carbon footprint through sustainable construction methods.
The facility at Seaford Head Community College in East Sussex has recently been officially opened thanks to the sustainable design delivered by Directline Structures.
The hall faced spiralling costs after struggling to find a contractor that could meet its needs within budget; the college was nearing cancellation of the project until Directline Structures took over.
Duncan Murray, managing director, Directline Structures said: 'We usually provide the whole package to clients, including design and planning, but in this case we were happy to take over at a critical stage'.
Directline Structures exceeded the client's original specifications and saved the college GBP300,000 of unnecessary costs, as well as an estimated 30 tonnes of CO.
Duncan added: 'Carbon savings were spread throughout the building, from earthworks, piling and foundations right through to the steel structure and fit-out'.
'Around 300 tonnes of concrete were harvested from beneath the existing playground, crushed and used as sub-base material'.
'The team used every scrap of spoil that was excavated at the site, so no surplus earth went to landfill', he concluded.
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