School Refurbishment Project

This school refurbishment project was a large development assigned to us by the largest Academy Trust in the country. The original structure at Milton Court Primary Academy in Sittingbourne was built in the 1820’s. The layout wasn’t conducive for a modern learning facility with many quirky nooks and crannies originally designed for smaller groups of students. Additionally, many of the facilities were dated and didn’t meet the needs of a modern building. Energy efficiency and security needed to be upgraded to meet current standards.

New Reception Entrance

The school needed to reconfigure the reception to include a larger office and reception desk. This helped with the increased number of office staff. Additionally, a larger area was created for visitors and parents providing a more comfortable waiting environment. The new reception desk made for a more easily accessible area for deliveries and administration requirements.

Internal Refurbishment

Each toilet block was completely refurbished creating more spacious areas in bright modern colours. Suspended ceilings were installed throughout the school with LED lighting. This combination provided a more contemporary look and improved the energy efficiency of the building. In addition a new heating system was installed which makes a dramatic improvement in lowering energy costs. All walls were plastered and decorated in bright colours with new flooring throughout.

We converted a small hall area that wasn’t being used into offices for the finance department and SENCO. Additionally, we converted a historic loft space, that was being used as a storage area into a new teaching room.


New steps were created to a playground to make the entrance compliant. We also added new ramps to classrooms for access for students that are less able. A number of external walls were repaired and repointed with care to ensure that the look of the building wasn’t changed. To upgrade security, new perimeter fencing was installed across the front of the school property. New glazing was also installed which helps with energy efficiency.

The majority of the project was carried out during term time. We worked closely with the school to ensure that disruption was kept to a minimum. The school was constantly updated with our schedule of works and made sure that all areas were clear when we were working in them. The final result was a new spacious school that created a current environment for modern learning. Despite the amount of works carried out the exterior of the building looks very much the same as the day it was built. It was important to us that the school kept the original charm and complemented the historical area.


Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Associates has worked in over 150 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. Waller Building and Glazing is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Telephone – 01795 424435 Additionally email

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