VISION WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

Total Group is the leading main contractor appointed to oversee the final phase of improvement works at Vision West Nottinghamshire College. Our expertise lies in managing complex construction projects and delivering high-quality results. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of quality and employ sustainable practices. Our collaborative approach and timely delivery ensure customer satisfaction. Contact us to discuss your project requirements and let's transform Vision West Nottinghamshire College into a state-of-the-art educational institution.

Project details:

Client:  Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Team:  Total Group

Type: JCT Design & Build Contract

Location: Sheffield

Project value: £5m

Procurement: Competitive Tender

Project Overview

Vision West Nottinghamshire College is a further and higher education college offering education and training to over 20,000 students and businesses every year.

Since their construction in the 1970s, several of the original Vision West Nottinghamshire College campus buildings had developed a number of issues, including generating high utility bills, as well as suffering extremes of solar gain and heat loss through existing single glaze windows.

The college was keen to address all of these issues quickly. Other key considerations for client in the refurbishment of the buildings included improving the aesthetics and reducing the planned maintenance costs of the building. Vision West Nottinghamshire College also wanted to achieve value for money and low maintenance solutions with the refurbishment and revised external redesign.

Following a competitive tender process Total Regen was appointed as main contractor to work on the final phase of improvement works throughout the college campus including the six storey tower, the bridge to the six storey tower, the Enviro Block, the three storey tower, the Trades Building, the Learning Resource Centre, the Sherwood Building and the ‘Number 19’ building.

At Total Group, we take pride in our expertise in managing complex construction projects. With a proven track record of successful completions, we have gained a reputation for excellence in the industry. Our team of skilled professionals is well-equipped to handle all aspects of the improvement works at Vision West Nottinghamshire College, ensuring that every detail is meticulously planned and executed.

Commitment to Quality

As the main contractor for Vision West Nottinghamshire College, our primary focus is on delivering the highest standards of quality. We understand the importance of creating an environment that fosters learning and growth. Therefore, we employ a rigorous quality control process to ensure that every aspect of the improvement works meets or exceeds industry standards. Our commitment to quality extends to our choice of materials, construction techniques, and attention to detail.

Collaborative Approach

We believe that successful construction projects are built on effective collaboration. Total Group works closely with Vision West Nottinghamshire College and all stakeholders involved to ensure that the improvement works align with their vision and goals. We value open communication, transparency, and teamwork, which allows us to address any concerns or challenges promptly and efficiently.

Sustainability and Innovation

Total Group recognizes the importance of sustainability in today’s construction industry. We prioritize the use of environmentally-friendly practices and materials, aiming to minimize the carbon footprint of the improvement works. Our team also stays up-to-date with the latest advancements and innovations in construction technology, allowing us to incorporate sustainable and energy-efficient solutions wherever possible.

Timely Delivery

We understand the significance of completing the improvement works within the agreed-upon timeline. Total Group is committed to delivering projects on schedule, ensuring minimal disruption to the college’s operations. Our project management expertise, combined with efficient planning and execution, enables us to meet deadlines without compromising on quality or safety.

Customer Satisfaction

At Total Group, customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing exceptional service and delivering outstanding results. Our dedicated team is always available to address any concerns or queries, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience throughout the improvement works at Vision West Nottinghamshire College.

The Total Group approach

Total Group worked closely with the client and their design team to ensure the planned project was completed both on time and on budget. The firm utilised bespoke products from specialist suppliers to ensure any construction generated was low maintenance. External cladding was used on the scheme to improve the building aesthetics, and also to provide energy efficiency through insulation.

Total Grouputilised over 2000 specialist lightweight cladding panels with a coloured ceramic finish for the task, and these were built onto an insulated secondary framework system, complete with an integral curtain walling glazing system.

We also installed roof lights to increase the capture of natural daylight and mechanical and electrical engineering services were upgraded by Total Group’s in-house M&E team to help minimise utility bills for the College and also improve overall aesthetics. The building was also externally redecorated.

Phase 2 of the works covered the demolition (in part), alteration and full refurbishment of the existing Trades Building to convert it into a new Visual Arts Centre. Works included the provision of a new feature entrance, an enlarged mezzanine and the installation of platform lift.

The project was completed on time and within budget, gaining excellent feedback from the client

Key project achievements

Works were successfully completed on time and on budget, through a number of phases.

Exceptional attention to Health and Safety issues to ensure works did not impede the college operation in any way.

Successful use of specialist products to minimise maintenance and increase energy efficiency.

Greatly improved aesthetics and overall visual unity of college buildings.

We placed a great emphasis on frequent communication with the client due to the sensitive nature of the works (live college environment).

Client commendation: “The overall visual appearance of the campus is stunning; with original buildings constructed between the 1950s and 1970s completely renovated externally and fully-modernised. The new cladding provides additional thermal insulation and energy savings to the college. Total Group have worked effectively and efficiently throughout the project to deliver the scheme on time, with minimum disruption to teaching and learning.” Tom Stevens (executive director of capital projects and estates – Vision West Nottinghamshire College)

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