August 3, 2017
Chambers deliver waste management services for the construction of a new school
The brand new Hoe Valley School is situated on Egley Road in Woking, and is set to open its doors to 800 pupils from September 2018. This impressive new three-storey school is located on a 22 acre site which also includes community sports facilities. Willmott Dixon started construction on this £37 million project in June 2016 and is currently on schedule for completion in May 2018.
Once complete, the school facilities will include:
• Flexibly designed classrooms
• 7 modern science labs
• Specialist art & design faculty
• Music and drama suite, including a recording studio
• Up to the minute ICT infrastructure
• Sixth form wing with social space and specialist study areas
In addition to the school the site also includes extensive community leisure and sports facilities including:
• Competition standard running and athletics track complete with stadium seating
• Sport England standard 5-court sports hall
• Two grass football pitches; one full size and one junior
• Three 3G football pitches
• Two multi-use games areas
Willmott Dixon, who are the main contractors for the scheme, were established in 1852 and today employ 3,500 people at offices and sites across the UK. The business has grown to become a modern £1bn turnover business that has retained a focus on the people they employ, work for and that live in the communities in which they work.
Chambers have very long-standing relationship with Willmott Dixon and have worked together on various projects over recent years, so were the natural choice to supply waste management services to the Hoe Valley School project.
The start of the project included the demolition of a large barn and the waste generated needed to be removed from site quickly and safely. Since then Chambers have continued to help to keep the site running smoothly by providing a regular supply of skips and RoRo containers to the site in Woking.
Currently the site requires five to ten 10-yard skips on a weekly basis to remove waste such as plasterboard, metal, wood, installation materials and inert waste, which is taken back to the depot in Slyfield for processing.
Since June 2016 Chambers have provided nearly 200 skips and have removed and processed 243 tonnes of waste from the site, of which over 98% has been recycled and diverted from landfill.
In addition, Chambers also provide 4 Dumpy Bins for the on-site canteen which feeds over 120 staff every day. These are collected on a weekly basis.
“It’s a pleasure to work with Chambers as all the drivers know the site very well. They are polite and helpful and always comply with our strict health and safety policy. The skips are all in good condition and the service has always been very reliable and we’ve never had any problems.
The office staff are very helpful and it’s handy that they are just down the road so we are able to ring up and have a skip delivered to us the next day, and often even on the same day.”
Apprentice Build Manager