Signal Management Group recently completed a new school in Rolleston for the Christchuch-based Christian School's Trust, which operates a number of schools including Aidanfield Christian School and Middleton Grange School.
The project involved the design and construction of an entirely new school on what was, until the middle of 2014, rural land. With no significant buildings on the site, there was also a need to put in place a complete infastructure network for the site.
Securing a resource consent for the project took longer than expected. Despite that delay to the start of construction, Signal were able to complete the project in time for the school to open for Term One of 2015. This meant shortening the original construction programme by five weeks - quite a challenge!
The project was also delivered substantially under budget; no easy feat in the current Christchurch construction climate.
To the delight of the new school's principal, teachers and students, teaching started on Thursday 12th February 2015.