Hello, we would like to introduce ourselves. We are ISG, the team delivering the new Norton Hill Primary School and road / footpath improvement works to Silver Street. We are a construction services company specialising in fit out, construction and engineering services, dedicated to delivering places that help people and businesses thrive.
We are proud to be working with the Department for Education (DfE) to bring this aspirational new primary school to the community of Midsomer Norton.
Once complete, this 630-place 4-11 year old bespoke school will specialise in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), modern foreign languages, forest school and outdoor learning.
We have been on site since August 2019 and the school building is now starting to take shape. The project is due to complete in Summer 2020 with pupils able to start the school year in their brand-new facilities.
What’s next in the School construction process?
We have just finished the ground floor pre-cast concrete slab installation and have progressed swiftly to the erection of the steel frame.
Towards the end of November, we will be installing the first-floor slab and commencing the perimeter access scaffolding.
Prior to Christmas, you will see the timber roof construction commence, an exciting milestone for the project.
HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT WORKS
We have been employed via the DfE to carry out the highways works that have been requested by BANES, all of which need to be complete prior to the school opening.
We are currently awaiting legal approvals to allow us to arrange road closure notices and liaise with local residents regarding the programme and access arrangements.
We are planning to keep the road closure period to a minimum, and residents will always have access to their properties, however as you can appreciate, when carrying out works to this extent, road closure will be necessary.
The works include:
- Tree and vegetation removal
- New gas, water and electric mains
- Existing services diversion
- New foul drainage
- New storm drainage for surface water
- Road widening, resurfacing
- New footpath/crossings.
Who are ISG?
Our vision is to become the world’s most dynamic construction services company, delivering places that help people and businesses thrive. Our 3,000 worldwide specialists in fit out, technology, construction and developments deliver not just buildings, but also an unbeatable customer
In our industry, where speed and cost reign, we are committed to creating an unbeatable customer experience, and always want to have a positive effect on the people, environment and communities we work with.
We emphasise ‘care’. We believe the best outputs come from shared goals, mutual support and inclusive practices. As a result, we never run from responsibility; we aren’t afraid of having difficult conversations; and we make it our business to always be proactive, constructive and helpful.
We are a founder member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and take our role very seriously, working hard to minimise the impact of our works on residents.
We are keen to maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits to the local area during our time on site and plan to engage the labour force and community on this project as much as possible.
Training and skills
We are committed to providing a community skills and training legacy and will be working with our supply chain and training partners to ensure that local people can benefit from our involvement in this important local project.
We want to engage with you, the local community, during this project and will be issuing regular updates and providing opportunities to meet the team as this development comes to life.
Unit 1200 Park House,
Bristol, BS34 8YU
Project manager: Justin Waterson
Join members of the ISG team for an open evening to look at the plans for the new school and highways improvements.
Location: Midsomer Norton Town Hall, Assembly Room
Date: 29 November 2019 Time: 17.30 – 19.30