CASE STUDY – Construction of roadway- Grammar School Surfacing

Experts in the education sector, Spadeoak was appointed by our client to complete surfacing works to the exterior of a new school extension building at Simon Langton Grammar School in Canterbury.
On-site during other construction works Spadeoak ensured our mobilisation had no impact to the on-going works on site but to ensure we delivered the project on-time and to schedule to meet the clients programme requirements.

As part of the Simon Langton Grammar School’s new extension, to add a teaching block to their education facility in Canterbury, Spadeoak were instructed by our client to construct a vehicle access route to the existing playground, currently used as an overflow parking area and footpath.

The school, establised in 1881, currently has over 1,000 students and expects to enrol 150 additional students per year, which is why the extension of their facilities was required.

To maintain access, and ensure a fire route is provided for precautionary measures, a 190mm treatment was installed to an area measure over 2,000m² with a treatment of 100mm base course, 60mm binder and 30mm surface course.
Spadeoak was also instructed to construct a 177m² 100mm deep footpath for pedestrian traffic around the new building.

The project was handed back to a very happy client who provided our team with excellent feedback.
Matthew Fothergill, Senior Site Manager said “The project was successfully handover to a delighted school on Friday 5/8/22, with Zero defects, to the highest standards of quality and finish, and two weeks earlier than the contract programme. Throughout the project the school commented to us how impressed they have been with the project and how polite and respectful everyone has been. The Head teacher even mentioned (on more than occasion) that we are the most professional company he has worked with in over 30 years of been at the school.

I would like to send my sincere thanks to everyone involved in the project, for what has been not only a successful project but also very enjoyable.

Experienced in education projects, Spadeoak is the premier name for surfacing and civils projects in the south of England. If you have a project and require our expert assistance contact Spadeoak today on 01628 529 421 or email