Strood Academy

Client: BAM
Value: £2.5 million
Contract Period: 1st phase: 12 weeks, 2nd phase: 8 weeks, 3rd phase: 10 weeks
Completion: July 2012
Strood Academy
Strood Academy
Strood Academy
Strood Academy

Three new academies were built in Kent with BAM as the main contractor; the Strood Academy, the Bishop of Rochester Academy in Chatham and the Brompton Academy in Brompton. The Strood Academy was the first of the developments.

Gallagher’s involvement in the construction of the Strood Academy was in two phases.

Firstly, Gallagher did the groundworks for the school, which consisted of:

  • pad foundations and laying a concrete slab for the building
  • surface water drainage, which drained into soakaways
  • foul water drainage, which is connected into the existing public system
  • substantial external works.


Once the groundworks were completed, Gallagher left the site whilst the new school was being built. On completion of the first phase construction, the staff and pupils took up residence to enable the demolition of the existing school, after which Gallagher returned to site to complete external works and construct new sports pitches and playgrounds.

Head Office address:
Gallagher Group, Leitrim House, Little Preston
Aylesford, Kent ME20 7NS

Telephone: 01622 716543
Email: info@gallagher-group.co.uk

Aggregates address:
Gallagher Aggregates Ltd., Hermitage Quarry
Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT

Telephone: 01622 726262
Email: quarry@gallagher-group.co.uk