St. Mark’s Church of England Academy Case Study

St Mark’s Church of England Academy in Mitcham is a mixed Church of England secondary school and sixth form located in the Eastfields area of the London Borough of Merton, England. It was first established in 1960 as Eastfields High School for boys. The school became coeducational in 2002 and was renamed Mitcham Vale School. In 2006 the school was converted to academy status and was renamed St Mark’s Academy. The academy is sponsored by the Development Education Trust (formerly known as the CfBT Education Trust) and the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. In October 2014 St Mark’s Academy was awarded the prestigious International Values Quality Mark in recognition of its values-based ethos and character.

The Development Education Trust is a multi-academy trust consisting of 16 schools, 11 of which are primary and 5 are secondary academies and free schools. The organisation is an international education company that transforms lives by improving education around the world. The Development Education Trust aims to inspire, challenge and support their leaders and teachers to make every lesson count.

Hazlemere Commercial acted as Principal Contractor on this LHC fenestration refurbishment project for the Education Development Trust to strip out the existing Schuco double glazing system, then fabricate and install Sapa DF75 Si High Performance thermally broken commercial aluminium casement windows into the existing timber cladding system, plus also manufacture and fit matching white gloss RAL 9910 Sapa Stormforce STII commercial aluminium double glazed thermally efficient entrance doors.

As Principal Contractors Hazlemere Commercial oversaw the erection of the scaffolding necessary for the safe removal and fitting of all the windows located at 1st floor height and above, as well as environmentally friendly disposal of the existing Schuco windows, being ISO 14001 accredited for Waste Management. All the refurbishment works were carried out during term time as Hazlemere Commercial were able to liaise closely with the school management by pre-planning and agreeing each phase to minimize the disruption to the school’s educational timetable.

This is the third fenestration project Hazlemere Commercial have recently undertaken for the Education Development Trust. Hazlemere Commercial had already earlier in 2018, been awarded a £181,000 + VAT refurbishment at Queensbury Academy in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, which is also sponsored by the Development Education  Trust. Queensbury is a secondary schools for 11 to 18 year old’s with over 1,050 students, and is also sponsored by the Development Education  Trust. The window and door replacement contract at Queensbury Academy involves Hazlemere Commercial manufacturing and installing white powder coated aluminium window and door products including the Sapa DF75 Si casement window system and Sapa ST commercial entrance doors. Click here for details

The Trust had first contracted Hazlemere Commercial to undertake £195,000 + VAT of fenestration refurbishment work to Abbey Woods Academy in Berinsfield, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Click here for details

Project – Fenestration Refurbishment of Main Educational Blocks at St Mark’s Church of England Academy
Location – Acacia Road, Mitcham, London Borough of Merton, CR4 1SF
Client – Development Education Trust (Formerly CfBT)
Building Use – Secondary School and Sixth Form
Products Used – Sapa Crown DF75 Si Commercial Aluminium Casement Double Glazed Windows and Sapa Stormforce STII Commercial Aluminium Entrance Doors
Value – £168,000 + VAT


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