Don Valley School

Client: BAM Construction

Value: £0.9m
Location: Sheffield
Contract Period: 11 months
Contract Type: NEC3 Subcontract Option A


In 2014, BAM Construction was awarded the contract to build a £14m school on the site of the former Don Valley athletics stadium in Sheffield.

The single building, which has created a facility for 1,200 pupils aged 2 to 16 and features a four-storey secondary school, a two-storey primary school and a central event hub, opened to school children in September 2015.

The scheme was targeted a rating of Very Good through sustainability initiative BREEAM.

Howard Civil Engineering carried out the substructure, drainage and external works packages including S278 works to realign local roads and junctions and provide crossing points.

Scope of works

  • Substructure civils works including 1,328m³ concrete
  • Structural screed to floors
  • 1,200m surface water drainage
  • 1,650m² paving
  • 3,200m² bituminous surfacing
  • 278 works

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