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Please find below articles and case studies relating to clients and projects from the Education Sector. If you wish to contact us in relation to these projects or for any other queries you may have, please contact us immediately on  0161 246 6055 or contact Anvil Foundations here>

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Cheadle Hulme SchoolCheadle Hulme School

As part of Project Alpha, Anvil installed "superload" piles to provide permanent support to the old front elevation façade.

The steel cased, bottom driven piles were anchored into the bedrock to support a reinforced concrete lattice work of beams.

The consultants were DAE Design of Buxworth and the Architect was Thomas Worthington design of Cheadle.

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School ExperienceSchool Experience

This is a sector where specialist knowledge is often needed, not to mention work which is tightly scheduled and managed. Recent Anvilcontracts have included work at the Holy Rosary RC School, Oldham, and Broadbottom Primary School, where piling was undertaken for an extension, thereby saving the client money by amalgamating two jobs into one. Both these contracts were under the supervision of Main Contractor, Benjamin Armitage, whose Site Manager, Kevin Lynam, declared himself eminently satisfied with the project.

Another educational project was work carried out at Littlemoor School, Oldham, for Main Contractor F Parkinson, where Anvil’s site management and piling expertise was praised by Manager Darren Hessian.

Not a bad sort of Foundation Year!

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Thomas Holford SchoolBlessed Thomas Holford RC School

Working for John Greenwood (Builders) of Oldham and under the design guidance of Carr, Faulkner Associates of Chorley. Anvil recently completed a project at the above school involving an extension to the school library. A combination of 4”, 6”, 8” and 10” piles were installed to carry a variety of loads.

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Navigation Road SchoolBack To School!

This Local Authority (Trafford Borough Council) school, built in 1921, offered another project which had to be completed within a tight schedule to fit in with term time. Work involved stabilising the site after collapse of internal cloakroom walls due to the failure of the existing floor slab.

The supervising Structural Engineer on this occasion was Kevan Minors, who commented:

‘This was a tricky project which needed to be completed within a tight schedule. The site investigation proved that a ‘wash-out’ had taken place, creating a floor area void of about 115mm, and causing settlement of some 85mm over 3 metres. Doors were jamming and there was damage to internal walls. Anvil provided all the necessary information quickly and completed the work on time, including putting in a new floor and allowing the caretakers time to prepare the area before the new term’.

We must have done something right, because we subsequently received a congratulatory phone call from the Headmaster thanking us for completing the work on time!


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