St John with St Augustine C of E Primary School in Accrington sustained significant damage in July 2019 following a lead theft to the infant’s building. As the school’s building consultants Cowan & Co assisted the school in a number of key areas including; preparing a feasibility study exploring the options available for refurbishment/replacing the building, arranging rental of temporary classroom buildings & SCA bid to the Local Authority.
Following successfully securing SCA funding for the refurbishment of the building Cowan & Co provided building surveying and full project management services for the project. The works included pitched and flat roof repairs, window & door replacement, new internal finishes, complete redecoration works, M&E refurbishment & toilet refurbishment.
The total refurbishment of the infant’s building has not only addressed the damage caused to the building externally and internally as a consequence of the lead theft but has also completely transformed the building which dates back to the early 20th Century into a modern teaching environment.