About project

Type: New Build

Value: £945k

Completion: Ph 1 – 2012, Ph 2 – 2014

The Governor’s of Birkdale High School approached Cowan & Co to assist them in replacing their existing arts building, which had fallen into disrepair. Cowan & Co prepared a successful bid for funding from the Education & Skills Funding Agency and Phase I of the project commenced on site in November 2012.

The existing temporary building was replaced by a brand new state of the art, arts facility comprising of two new classrooms, technology area and media suite. During the design development discussions took place with the client in relation to ‘future proofing’ the building, consequently the building was designed so that a first floor could be constructed in the future when further funding became available.

Cowan & Co successfully secured further funding from the ESFA for phase II of the arts building, enabling a first floor extension to be built. The first floor accommodation consists of a drama studio, music room, resource area and music practice room, which has doubled the amount of teaching space available for the arts.

  • Feasibility Study
  • Bid for Basic Need Funding to ESFA
  • Concept Design
  • Planning Application
  • Building Regulation Application
  • Preparation of Tender Documents
  • Procurement
  • Contract Administrator
  • Project Management