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The Bridge School

Project Details

  • Reds10 were the design and building contractor for the SEMH school, delivering a turnkey modular solution which can be replicated and scaled to suit differing project requirements
  • Near 90% PMV achieved
  • Robust detailing, quality installation and efficient M&E design including mixed mode ventilation systems installed offsite, enabled the building to achieve an enhanced air test result at no extra cost to the client
  • Significant time and cost savings compared to traditional construction, for which the School was originally designed
  • Client was impressed with what was achieved in the time and budget allocated, particularly with the window height and visual link to existing secondary school on site

The Bridge School is a SEMH School in Romford, Essex operated by Life Education Trust. The School has a mission to ensure that every pupil has the emotional, social, academic and spiritual strength and awareness to face a bright future, regardless of the setbacks life may have thrown their way. The school setting is absolutely paramount in the delivery of this mission.


Reds10 delivered a new 380m2 permanent, fully scalable school building, including staff workspaces, teaching spaces, specialist spaces and simple landscaping, which completely exceeded our client’s expectations, on time and on budget, while also keeping in mind the ethos and mission of the School too.


While the School was originally designed for traditional construction, our expertise allowed us to translate the design into a modular model, with significant cost and time savings, reduced wastage and limited disruption to site. The model can also be replicated and scaled to suit differing project requirements.


The majority of rooms were designed to allow them to be complete prior to leaving the factory. Several room units left for site with flooring, fixed furniture, painting and decorating in place. In fact, units were leaving the factory at nearly 90% complete.


Thanks to robust detailing, quality installation, efficient M&E design including mixed mode ventilation systems installed offsite, and offsite construction best practice, we achieved an enhanced air test result to what would have been achievable with traditional construction, at no extra cost.


The client was particularly impressed with the window height we were able to achieve with our design, as this was something that was high on the requirements list, to allow for as much natural light as possible, as well as the visual link to an existing secondary school already on site. As pupils progress through their curriculum, they move through spaces that reveal more and more of the 1,600 capacity secondary school on site, allowing them to get used to the building in increments.


Reds10 expertise incorporated stringent planning of the onsite work to limit disruption to the existing school and pupils. Installation took just 9 weeks over the course of the school holidays including all substructure, groundworks and module delivery.

Key Benefit

Significant time and cost savings compared to traditional construction, for which the School was originally designed
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