I am writing to outline the work and support given to us by Thinking Buildings in our current building project.
We are about half way through a project to replace two Elliot buildings with two permanent classrooms. We were fortunate enough to secure funding for the project in April 2012; this budget was very tight but with the help of Darren Aspinall at Thinking Buildings we have managed to stay in budget. We had drawn up original plans but Darren was able to produce a better set that gave us what we needed, but also ensured that the new building was sympathetic to the existing school. Although our budget was tight Darren was able to add features to enhance the building and mirror some original features. He also created a plan that allows the school to look to the future and if further funding was available it would be very easy to build further and add more classrooms.
Throughout the project Darren has been involved and is keen to support all aspects of the project recently working on plans for the outside environment especially around the new building. He takes into account what the school would like and is then able to discuss possibilities and limitations. He responds well to the school’s needs and timescales and is very aware of how schools work!
Reports from my site manager are that the contractors are able to make excellent progress due to the very clear plans and instructions that Darren has provided and everyone who visits the site comments on the pace of the work and how wonderful it is going to look!
I would highly recommend Thinking Buildings and believe we have had excellent value for money and been lucky to work with Darren on this project.Lisa Hinkley, Head Teacher, Whitminster Endowed C of E School