Rihoy & Son prides itself on a job well done and the team is always heartened to receive a letter of commendation from a happy client.

After the successful refectory build Elizabeth College once again turned to Rihoy & Son for the construction of the school’s new mathematics block and the team recently received a formal letter of thanks for their execution of the project.

The school required new maths facilities to deliver more effective teaching of the subject across Years 7 to 11. The extension consists of six classrooms, two offices and storage, which were partly accommodated within the existing shell of what was the music block.

Mike Spiller, Elizabeth College Bursar, commented: ‘I believe this project is the template and has set the standard for how I want future Collect projects to be managed. The fact that the project started on time and ended on time and to an agreed budget, with a very short snagging list, is a credit to your team.

‘This has undoubtedly been a most successful Rihoy project…This project also demonstrated how, with good design, we managed to squeeze the optimum utility out of the footprint and ensure that the building is fit for tomorrow, indeed many tomorrows.’

Rihoy & Son took care to ensure the build had no adverse impact on the adjoining Protected Building structure of the main College. Other challenges included limited availability of space within the existing structure, with minimal scope to extend due to potential impact on adjacent site areas. 

The team was careful to plan the different phases of the work around the school’s timetable and holiday periods to minimise disruption to the pupils.

The new maths block is not visible from The Grange, which fits with the school’s ethos of being ‘new within old’ and offering modern teaching facilities within the historic fabric of the College.




Posted: 25 February 2015