Redmaids’ School

Redmaids’ High Junior School

CMS have been working with this outstanding independent school in Bristol since 2013 to provide Architectural, Project Management and Quantity Surveying services for a number of projects comprising Masterplanning of the Redmaids’ campus, large expansion projects and smaller refurbishment works at the junior school creating additional classrooms and improving their existing accommodation.

Most recently this second large extension, by contrast to the previous modern design, mimics the style of the original school building and connects seamlessly and sympathetically to the host building. It provides two new classrooms which are light and airy together with additional toilet facilities and a small office/peripatetic room. The ground floor classroom also offers direct access out to the newly designed playground space via wooden steps which can be used for seating and performances. CMS worked closely with the school and play equipment provider to design the various outdoor spaces to provide areas for play, climbing, performance and relaxation, all in accordance with the appropriate Building Bulletin guidance notes.

CMS Group has a wealth of experience in the education sector demonstrated by our numerous accolades and awards. We find these projects extremely rewarding with clients who align with our innovative and sustainable approach to design and promotion of pupil and staff early engagement.

Project Manager: CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Architect: CMS Architects
Contract Administrator:  CMS Architects
Quantity Surveyor:   CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Structural & Civil Engineers: Jenkins & Potter
M&E Consultants: Jones King
Principal Contractor: Rydon

Redmaids Reland Hall

CMS PM&S were commission to act as Project managers & Quantity Surveyors for the redevelopment of Denmark Hall into Redland Hall as it is now known. As part of the PM function CMS procured the rest of the design team, with Stride Treglown being appointed as Architects for Stages 0-3, following a gap in the development programme was stage 4-6 were undertaken by MEG Architects.

The construction phase was undertaken following a 2-stage tender process and Rydon Construction were subsequently appointed to undertake the construction phase.

This £4m development required the demolition of the existing structure including extensive asbestos containing materials removal followed by the new build phase, in a ‘live’ environment and adjacent to an occupied building. Careful pre-construction consideration had to be given to the programming and phasing of the works along with the construction detailing at the interfaces with the adjacent buildings.

The development is considered successful in its provision of providing and increasing the school academic facilities whilst combining this with a multi-functional space for Music, Drama, Assemblies and external use by the committee for functions and performance concerts.

Project Manager:  CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Architect:  Mitchell Eley Gould
Contract Administrator:  Mitchell Eley Gould
Quantity Surveyor:  CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Structural & Civil Engineers: Jenkins & Potter
M&E Consultants:  Jones King
Landscape Architect: Little Thunder Studio
Principal Contractor:  Rydon

Redmaids Junior School

CMS Architects were appointed to undertake an initial feasibility to investigate the opportunities for the school to extend their teaching facilities, whilst working with CMS Project Managers & Surveyors to establish budget and programme constraints. Public consultation was undertaken together with engagement with the school and stakeholders to develop a final proposal for 2no additional classrooms, together with their associated toilet facilities and storage which received planning approval from Bristol City Council.

The design team, of which CMS acted as Lead Consultant, progressed the proposals with Jenkins & Potter Structural Engineers and Jones King Mechanical & Electrical Engineers as a negotiated contract with Integral Build as Principal Contractor.

The building was designed with a fabric first approach to maximise thermal and air tightness properties of the external envelope, and to produce natural light and ventilation to create a pleasant and comfortable teaching environment. Photovoltaic panels were also utilised on the south facing roof. The single storey building which provides the classroom accommodation is linked to the existing school to ensure safe movement of pupils, and in terms of visual design marries in with the original school. An external classroom was also created by landscaping the rear area directly behind the classroom for outside teaching. The completed project has been deemed a complete success by the school and pupils are now using the spaces, allowing the school to expand its admission intake, going some way in addressing the need for the highly demanded places.

Project Manager: CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Architect: CMS Architects
Contract Administrator:  CMS Architects
Quantity Surveyor:   CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Structural & Civil Engineers: Jenkins & Potter
M&E Consultants: Jones King
Principal Contractor: Integral

Red Maids’ Senior School

CMS were appointed as Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors for the procurement of the Design Team and subsequent award of the contract to Integral Build. CMS were also involved in the procurement of other specialist consultants for both Architectural, Mechanical and Structural Engineering services which were provided by Stride Treglown, Jones King and Jenkins & Potter respectively.

The works consist of the formation of the library within the existing light well and extensive remodelling of the dining/ conservatory facilities, along with the main entrance and reception area. Specific changes for the project were the vast implementation of the works to minimise the disruption to the school’s activities, whilst the building remained occupied throughout. In addition there were significant refurbishment works to the existing dining hall, servery and ancillary rooms to form a lighter and better equipped dining area.

Project Manager:  CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Architect:  Stride Treglown
Quantity Surveyor:  CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Structural & Civil Engineers: Jenkins & Potter
M&E Consultants:  Jones King
Principal Contractor:  Integral