Lambeth & Fenstanton Academy, London

Lambeth & Fenstanton Academy, London

Client: Carillion Plc

Background: During competitive tender, the main contractor was struggling to meet the client demands for the original price that secured the project, with the help of the TSL team we were able to offer a solution to meet all demands while coming in under budget.

Scope Of Service: Design, supply & install new roofing system on both Hot monolithic liquid roof & single ply roofing, as well composite wall cladding & Vieo wall cladding to large sections of the building

Form Of Contract: JCT Design & Build

Contract On Site: 26 weeks

TSL received the invitation to tender for this opportunity on behalf of Carillion Plc at a time when some were calling a recession. The MC was struggling to meet the initial budgets set out by the estimating department and as such urged the sub-contractors to offer value engineering alternatives, it was at this point that TSL secured the project after meeting all client demands with a cost effective solution.


One of the main reasons behind TSL securing the project were there capabilities in undertaking multi-disciplined elements of the works and applying our expertise to all areas of site. These are listed but not limited to the following:


  • Single ply roofing
  • Hot monolithic liquid roofing
  • Safety netting
  • Structural metal decking
  • Wall cladding
  • Access hatches


The project itself was a success even with the heightened programme implications caused by a cold snap in a winter that had record rainfalls, which for the roofing package proved difficult. However the programme was still met with some innovative thinking from the site team on drying the roof on a daily basis. On the project were some new TSL plant machinery; we invested in our own 3 drum boiler to undertake the works, which proved to be quite the investment as we continue to carry out hot monolithic liquids still on a regular basis.

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