North Somerset Schools

Alabas undertook building works for us in five North Somerset schools during the second half of 2023. All works were completed to a good standard, but what really distinguished the Alabas team was their approach. They made an effort to get on with the teachers onsite and when difficulties with the project were encountered, they were dealt with without drama and the works continued. All projects as a result were completed in time and on budget, and I would be happy to work with them again.


North Somerset Council wished to create areas within 5 mainstream schools to provide facilities for pupils with specific needs. 

Project Details

Alabas was contracted to provide a resource base at Milton Park Primary in Weston Super-Mare and nurture hubs at 4 further schools all within the North Somerset area.

A resource base provides a place that children with a particular need can use, not just from the host school but also from other schools in the area. In the case of Milton Park the resource base was built to provide 10 additional Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) specialist places at Milton Park

The nurture hubs at the other schools are school specific and designed to provide a safe, stimulating environment for children who find it hard to adapt to their mainstream school.

Both the resource base and the nurture hubs provide a more homely and less institutionalised environment for the children who use them. 

Works undertaken:

  • Milton Park Primary – Reconfiguration of classrooms, WC’s, Kitchen and outdoor space
  • Churchill Primary – Single story extension and outdoor space
  • Hans Price Academy – Structural demolitions to create open space and offices
  • Broadoak Academy – Classroom alterations & outdoor space
  • Crockerne Primary – Classroom alterations & outdoor space

Works on the 5 schools took place concurrently and all schools were completed on time and with a high standard of workmanship.

The Alabas team are always a pleasure to work with . They have undertaken a number of office remodelling projects for us, and each time we have been really pleased with the work they've completed. They just get on with the job in hand, whilst being consistently approachable and friendly.