Robertson work with Stirling Council for their Early Years Learning and Childcare provision. | News | Procurement Hub

Procured through our Major Projects Framework, our framework partner, Robertson has completed the £1.5m programme of works for Stirling Council, following the Scottish Government’s pledge to increase the provision of free early learning and childcare per year to 1140hrs hours by August 2020, for eligible children.

The projects varied in type, location and works packages including but not limited to – new build, refurbishment, extensions and M&E alterations. The building locations varied from purpose-built nursery buildings to segregated areas of existing school locations. Due to these variables in work types and building locations each project needed to be assessed individually with regards to its complexity as in many cases, the works involved working in close proximity to young children.

The feasibility of this project was based on RIBA Stage 2 design information provided for two of the projects with the remaining five projects submitted as provisional sums, with further design development carried out during preconstruction.

Preconstruction activities included design development and production of information to engage with the supply chain, a detailed analysis of the programme, logistics and taking cognisance of all relevant works to achieve the most efficient solution and value for each setting.

The brief was based on technical and logistical factors whilst considering the currently occupied areas and trying to minimise the impact on the operational teams. There were key milestone dates to achieve based on input from Stirling Council’s end user teams.

The project received a 39 CCS Score  with a target of 38 and was awarded bronze for CCS National Site Award. Overall a total of £168,602.28 worth of social value was generated with activities involving a range of community engagement events.

“During my work experience with Robertson’s I was given a variety of tasks to do. Marking up drawings and shadowing their onsite engineer, who was setting out kerb levels. I also had the opportunity to use some of the equipment. This was very helpful for me in understanding different workers roles and responsibilities.” - Patrick McNally | Engineering Apprentice, Stirling Council.

With 7 projects in total, 98% of local spend was within 40 miles of the site and 100% of the project’s spend was with SMEs whilst 100% of waste was diverted from landfill.

The team supported site visits for nursery pupils and also supported a range of in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workshops with 192 students engaging from schools throughout Stirlingshire.



6 x projects August 2019

1 x project November 2019

Framework: Major Projects

Partner: Robertson 

Value: £1.5m

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