Blackbird Leys – South Central Institute of Technology

We were contracted by Beard Construction to complete works on the Blackbird Leys South Central Institute of Technology.

This project included various works with an external and internal phase.

The Scope

To start with, the existing outside walls of the building were removed by a demolition company. We then started to build SFS – steel framing systems to provide an external structure extension. The SFS we built went from the ground, 1st and 2nd floors with a parapet to the flat roof.

Weather defence boards were fitted to the external of the structure. We fitted these also.

The internal fit-out included us drylining the SFS from the inside. We also constructed various internal partitions with various fire ratings and acoustics.

The ceilings we constructed consisted of MF plasterboard ceilings which were painted black to give a better aesthetic, and acoustic baffles fitted to the underside to help with sound absorption.

We also constructed a shaft wall around a number of service shafts. A shaft wall is different to an ordinary partition wall as it must be constructed with access to one side only. Find out more about shaft walls here.


This project was completed on-time and in-budget for our client. It was a great project to undertake as it contained many different elements.

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South Central Institute of Technology


Blackbird Leys


External £111k, Internal – £160K


Educational / Commercial


  • SFS
  • Weather defence
  • Drylining
  • Internal partitions
  • Shaft walls
  • Ceilings and baffles