Long Eaton School

Long Eaton

Sixth Form Extension

After the success of the “Rotunda Project” and through a competitive tender submission, Carter Construction were awarded a new project at Long Eaton School, to provide a large Sixth Form Extension.

Encompassing extensive steelworks, complex mechanical and electrical works and a unique copper cladding detail, the £400,000 project was completed over a course 22 weeks. All work was completed under a tight schedule, with the safety of students and staff being the utmost importance. All deliveries were arranged during the quite school hours and any high risk actives were only undertaken when there was no risk to any school members.

The project was handed over in the summer of 2014, all to the client’s satisfaction.

Client Feedback:

“I write to express my thanks formally at the conclusion of another highly successful construction. We are, yet again, delighted with the quality of the build”


Diocese of Derby

Duffield, Derby

William Gilbert School & St. Andrew School

Carter Construction was appointed as the main contractor for three individual construction projects on behalf of the Church of England Diocese of Derby.

At William Gilbert School, Duffield, the construction works consisted of the refurbishment and extension of existing classrooms, new toilet facilities and the demolition/ reconstruction of a raised external play area; complete with a new bespoke canopy.

At St. Andrews School, Dronfield, the construction works, carried out in two phases, consisted of the construction of a new classroom facility to match in with the existing, the refurbishment of existing classrooms, the remodelling of internal spatial accommodation and the landscaping of a new courtyard area and existing playground facilities.

All projects were won through competitive tender, under traditional procurement routes and completed within extremely tight programmes to suit the schools requirements. Working in extremely sensitive environments, Carter Construction completed all works on time and without disruption to the satisfaction of all.


Walter Evans C of E School
Darley Abbey, Derby

Carter Construction were appointed as the main contractors for the complete refurbishment of five existing classrooms at Walter Evans School.

Completed over the schools Easter Holiday Break, works involved re-plastering to all existing walls, new stud walling, suspended ceilings and associated painting and decoration.

The £24,000 project also included a new electrical system to provide power, lighting and data to each room, as well as new furnishings and floor finishes.

These works, along with all others, were completed over a two week time frame, on time and to budget.

The project was handed over to the client’s satisfaction, ready for use by students upon their return.


Britannia Mills, University of Derby


Remodel and Refurbish

Carter Construction were contracted by the University of Derby to remodel and refurbish four Existing “sheds” at their Britannia Mill grounds over the summer period as the students were away. The existing buildings were old-style industrial units, with an extremely poor north-light roof construction, and very poor interiors.


The works comprised remodelling the existing Britannia Mill sheds both internally & externally including new roof coverings, new insulated render to external elevations, the construction of a single storey toilet block extension, new internal & external sub-soil drainage runs, internal & external decorations and a 2 part epoxy floor coating system. The works also included for substantial internal re-modelling and joinery works, all carried out within a very tight time frame. To assist the project, and to enable the budget costs to be met, the works were carried out under a

Traditional Design and Build JCT Contract


Long Eaton School

Long Eaton, Derby

Observatory Project

High-spec technical construction project, involving the infill of an existing school building, to create the accommodation. Steel frame structure, on specialist foundations, composite cladding system, and the installation of specialist Observatory Dome to the roof. Works included a full D&B Mechanical/Electrical package, specialist sub-trades and in particular the Dome and Telescope, all to be completed in a very short timescale to suit a television opportunity with Stargazing Live on BBC.

Client Feedback

First time of working with Carter, but would definitely include on future tender lists, negotiations. They delivered the project to a high standard, on time and on budget.

Richard Morris – Project QS on behalf of the Client

Belper School Theatre project

Belper, Derbyshire

Refurbishment and Extension

Carter Construction were appointed as the main contractor for the internal alteration works carried out at Belper School. Works were conducted in two phases over the half term holidays and were subject to strict & intense programming particulars. Phase one of the works included the removal of existing ceilings & light fittings incorporating alterations to the PIR & fire alarm system, installation of a new suspended ceilings incorporating fire curtains, new bulkheads & MDF cladding and new energy efficient light fittings.

Phase two of the works included the removal of an existing roof light and the installation of a new roof light system including the refurbishment of the existing ceiling.

Design and Build Contract, to provide new classrooms and changing facilities, dance and drama studios, orchestra room, re-serviced stage (lighting/sound communications) and re-tractable seating to the main hall. Contract was carried out whilst the school was in full attendance, so we had to accommodate the schools population at all times, and return the dining hall facility to them every day.

Client Feedback

As a company you are as good as your word to be cooperative, claim free and proactive in the design and constructional process. This refurbishment project has been wonderfully fluid in response to the inevitable changes needed as we have met different circumstances on site. It is not easy but the budget has been adhered to with a flexible approach.

Jerry Tseng – Pick Everard on behalf of the Client

Client Feedback

“The job was organised around the needs of the school and did not interfere with its running. The contractor identified cost savings and this did not impact on the quality of the finished product. Good communications with the client and good project management. Variations that came to light as the job proceeded were dealt with via consultation and were to the clients benefit. Follow up snagging was fast and effective.”

John Young – Deputy Head Teacher i/c site

Our Place School

Bransford, Worcestershire

Teaching Facility

Construction of a new Special Needs Teaching facility, to supplement existing teaching and accommodation facilities.

Works involved the masonry construction, with a specially specified roof and wall cladding system to meet Planning requirements.

New specially designed teaching areas to special needs Ofsted standards, and Education Board specifications.

Long Eaton Secondary School

Long Eaton, Derby

Extended Teaching Facility

Extension to an existing Teaching Unit to provide additional classroom and workspace areas, complete with outside areas for specialist tasks.

Works involved a structural concrete ground slab, steel frame and masonry envelope with insulated steel roof.

If you would like to learn more about these projects or are interested in how we can assist you with your own please feel free to contact us on 01332 381601 or make an online enquiry by clicking here