Special Needs School Overhaul

Rivermead Inclusive Trust appointed us to carry out this special needs school overhaul. This meant a complete refurbishment of an existing school that was previously managed and maintained by Medway Council.  The Trust were initially concerned about the structural integrity of the building.  The school had been empty for a few years. Prior to starting the works, we had carried out numerous surveys and feasibility studies. This was to ascertain whether the premises would fully meet their requirements.

Office and Teaching Areas

The aim was to divide the existing school into two. One of the sections was to become the Trust’s new head offices. The second area was to be a place of education for children with complex needs.  It was extremely important that each area had its own identity. The criteria was for the offices to have a modern corporate look whilst the school had a functional but calming feel about it. Toilets constructed to an extremely high standard were needed. These areas would have to be where children would be unable to harm themselves or others.


The project entailed a complete overhaul of the existing services to the building. Additionally, certain areas required air conditioning. Fire precaution works were needed together with a full redesign and upgrade of the current alarm system.  Low energy LED lighting replaced the existing light fittings throughout the building.  This not only reduces the carbon footprint and future energy bills but also provides a better working environment.  Security was also of the utmost importance. Due to this we also installed a new door entry and security system.

By working extremely closely with the Trust throughout the project, we not only met the design needs but also ensured it was completed on time. The project also finished within budget!

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Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Building has worked in over 150 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building 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

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 mark@wallerservices.com

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