We have a solid reputation for undertaking educational, healthcare, community facilities, industrial, retail and refurbishment projects for both public and private sector clients. We can operate under traditional contract, on a 'Design and Build' basis or as works packages on major schemes and under local and central government framework contracts. Working within the education sector requires a specialist and sensitive approach to the bespoke nature of every individual project. Ast Building Cotractors meticulously plan and strictly control the highest standards of health and safety on these sites which can range from primary schools to special needs schools and young offenders institutions.

Rochester Fire Station

Ast Building Contractors Ltd were awarded the contract to build two new Fire and Rescue Stations at Rochester and Medway, the new Fire Station at Rochester is situated on a new site next to Rochester airport, the station also features a new state of the art Road Safety Centre attached to the station for training and educating the general public and schools, as well as a purpose built steel training tower building for Fire Officer training.

The decision to build the two new state of the art fire stations was that Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority is one of the largest Fire and Rescue Authorities in the country, responsible for delivering fire and rescue services to over 1.7 million people in the county of Kent covering 3,855sq km, requiring expansion to reduce response times and provide an educational centre for awareness of motoring accidents and issues.

Rochester Fire Station builded by AST BC

Bradford College

The eco-friendly campus design has a light and airy feel, and is sympathetic to the large-scale mill and warehouse buildings that characterise parts of Bradford.

With a floor area of 23,000m2, the new six-storey building sweeps up Great Horton Road and has been built on the College’s former city centre sites (Westbrook Building and Randall Well Building).

It was business as usual for the College as we built their stunning facilities over two years, and now we are currently demolishing the Westbrook and Kent buildings, to provide car parking and public space.
In consultation with the students and staff, we designed a new build with plenty of natural light provided both by the central atrium and the many external windows. We created unique open-plan computer laboratories, building-wide wi-fi and a cafe and kitchen that can be used as training classrooms for those looking for a future in catering and hospitality.
Bradford College building image

Brompton Barracks

Ast Building Contractors has completed a design and build project at Brompton Barracks for the Ministry of Defence.

The work comprised of a complete refurbishment to Building BR059 (Denison Block) at the Royal School of Military Engineering. The building was being used as a major training facility for engineers. Due to the nature of the training facility and the constant demand on the barracks, timescale and budgets were set and could not be altered in any way.

The site is located in a secure army barracks which is constantly in use by trainees, officers and family members.
The refurbishing work was carried out to an existing three story CLASP type modular building that was built in the 1960s.

The building is steel frame with lightweight floors, timber partitions, with the external facade made of timber curtain walling with glazing and metal framed windows. The building was built using asbestos materials that required safe removal prior to any works being carried out. The contract was programmed for 12 months and did not over-run.
Brompton Barracks building project

You can do all of this and more with Ast Building Contractors ltd.