Lungfish Architects are thrilled to announce that recently completed project, Hackwood Primary Academy, has been shortlisted for the RICS Social Impact 2020 (East Midlands) Awards.
Launched in October 2019, the awards recognise the positive and transformational contribution that the built environment has on people’s lives across the UK. The RICS Social Impact Awards assess the human, social and environmental impact, and the innovation and collaboration, that has gone into development and infrastructure projects in the Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Heritage, Infrastructure, Land & Rural, Leisure, Residential and Student Accommodation sectors.
Hackwood Primary Academy is a one form-entry primary school that offers 210 pupil places to a brand new and growing community in Derby. The project was procured through the Scape Venture framework and delivered by Morgan Sindall, with consultancy services provided by Perfect Circle through the Scape Built Environment Consultancy Services framework on behalf of Derby City Council. The brightly coloured modular school is designed from 42 modules and transformed from foundation stage to a building in just seven days. Completed in August 2019, just nine months after breaking ground, Hackwood Academy showcases the efficiency and time saving that modular and offsite construction techniques can bring to projects.
As well as providing local children with an inspiring learning environment, the total social value delivered on the project equates to nearly £1,350,000 – almost 30% of social value add on the project. Key project statistics include:
- 100% SME supply chain used, with 100% fair payment of supply chain within 19 days
- 84% of site labour employed living within 40 miles of site
- 28 apprentices employed onsite during course of project delivery
- 50% local employment within project workforce; 2 of which were long-term unemployed
- 9,680 car miles were saved through the offsite approach, use of local labour and lift sharing by site staff
The awards ceremony is being held on Wednesday 6th May in Leicester and all of Team Lungfish wish the project team and all the other finalists the best of luck.
Learn more about Hackwood Primary Academy, and how we collaboratively delivered the new school here.