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The Meads

Chertsey, Surrey

Contract Value

£734,000

Contract Admnistrator

Surrey County Council

Architect

Contract Duration

Completed

2023

Project Description

Extensive external works were completed for Surrey County Council at Philip Southcote School Sixth Form Centre, ahead of the start of the new school year September 2023.

Working in collaboration with Surrey County Council, Pellings, GDC partnership and Pi Consultants, MCS was appointed to carry out extensive external works adjacent to The Meads building, which is home to the Philip Southcote School Sixth Form Centre.

These works involved the complete transformation of an overgrown field into: a useful recreational area for its Further Education curriculum, formation of additional car parking spaces to an existing car park, a minibus drop off area, creating overflow parking and fencing on nearby land adjacent to Chertsey Fire and Rescue Station.

Initial works involved carrying out a reduced level dig to establish a flat foundation, under the supervised ‘Watching Brief’ of Fisher German, to ensure that the works did not penetrate Esso’s Southampton to London Aviation Fuel Pipeline.

At this stage two attenuation tanks were positioned to reduce surface water levels and power ducts were installed to feed the lighting, access control and two Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points.

Following this, ground build up with Type 1 commenced up to underside of tarmac levels, foundations for two canopies were created, then tarmac base and wearing course, kerbs, edgings were laid and lining marked for finishes.

Today the area has been completely transformed and now features 14 car parking spaces, a defined minibus hardstanding parking area on grasscrete, EV charge points, decorative permeable resin and artificial grass within the recreation area, seating area, two Langley design canopies, new trees and shrubs.

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