Interserve improves site progress discipline across seven schools

In 2015 Interserve signed a joint venture deal to build seven new schools for students in Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading.
The £135m project now delivers 8,900 student places, of which 900 were newly-created through the new build Priority Schools Building Programme.

Managing a multi-site build is always a significant challenge, requiring the tightest of project management both individually, and in terms of oversight and co-ordination between projects.
Interserve uses Powerproject planning software for that purpose on many of its projects.
Peter Farmer is one of the Senior Planning Engineers at Interserve Construction’s Strategic Projects division, and an experienced Powerproject user, who was tasked with overseeing the project progress.

Multi-site activities multiply at fitout stage As the project approached the fitout stage, it was clear that the number of activities would increase exponentially, and that tracking project progress in the critical final phase would become challenging.
With seven schools, of broadly similar configuration, size and shape, with fitout sometimes happening on multiple storeys or in separate classroom blocks, it was evident that tracking progress accurately through each location was imperative.