During the six week summer break it is common for contractors to move to undertake any necessary refurbishment work or to get a good start on any major new works. And when it comes to primary schools, one size definitely does not fit all.
At St Margaret’s CofE Primary School in Manchester, for example, Quartzelec, working alongside Seddon, undertook a complete rewiring of the school which included lighting and emergency lighting, power, data, fire alarms, security, intruder detection and access control.
Quartzelec also secured contracts for Springbank Infants and Westroyd Infants; both part of the Pudsey Schools cluster between Leeds and Bradford. The project is being delivered through Willmott Dixon Construction and is split over two phases. The first covers the refurbishment of various elements at both locations and the other is the new-build phase. The completion date for the whole scheme is early 2016.
‘Working within schools is increasingly becoming a core part of our operational remit and we were delighted to be awarded both these projects,’ explained Martin Broughton, general manager of Quartzelec’s Manchester based building services and electrical contracting business. ‘When dealing junior schools in particular the design and installation of all the utilities have to be appropriate to the size and height of the pupils. Things like low sinks and appropriately placed power sockets all have to be factored in, along with compliance to the additional health & safety regulations applicable to work implemented in schools.’
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