This new school building in Brent provides specialist one to one care to Special Needs Children with twenty-first century educational and environmental standards.
This Modular Structure Building was completed within a 14 week programme in time for the school year beginning September 2011, with 22 fully equipped classrooms, multipurpose assembly hall, 7 hygiene rooms, nurse office, 2 sensory rooms, leadership team office, 2 soft playrooms, family workers office, head teacher office, staff room, centre resource meeting room and toilet facilities.
The Electrical Services Included:-
The Mechanical Services Included:-
The main challenge presented to us at AEM was the time scale of 14 weeks, it was essential that all services were completed within this short timescale and on budget. Co-ordination was vital with the main builder to ensure that all deliveries were delivered within the set times appointed by the builder.
As part of an Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) with a partnering Principal Contractor (PC), AEM were awarded this project bundle to deliver two new build primary schools (Oastlers School & High Park School) for children with severe & complex communication & interaction needs, including children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The projects were located on sites surrounded by other buildings including schools, museums, government offices & leisure facilities, with a considerate approach taken to project delivery.
The accommodation provided was approximately 6,300 m2 including; traditional classrooms, science /technology/home economics classrooms, administrative facilities, multi use sports hall/changing & specialist sensory facilities. External works included roads/car parking, sports facilities & hard/ soft play areas.
The mech services included design & installation of:
AEM had a long standing relationship with the Principle Contractor (PC) assisting project delivery on time, within budget & to exacting quality standards. Our Team worked collaboratively with the PCs Contract Manager & Planner to agree a detailed programme for the design & delivery of the works.
The original school building, now listed, stands as an impressive example of Victorian architecture and forms the heart of the cluster of school buildings which, in addition to the main building, comprise of 2 classroom blocks, 2 sports halls, a swimming pool, a shooting range and boarding facilities.
This was a large scale refurbishment project in a school environment where AEM Ltd carried out Electrical Installations throughout this listed building.
The Electrical Installation Work was carried out at the Chapel, Changing Block, Prep School, Lecture Theatre and Main Entrance of the school and the installation included:
• Mains and Sub-Mains Distribution and Cabling
• General Power throughout all quoted areas
• Internal and External Lighting
• Lighting Controls
• Control systems
• Specialist Trunking
• Fire Alarm
• Intruder Alarm
• Telephone Cabling
• Door Access Controls
• Perimeter Fence Alarm
• TV/Satellite Installation
• Induction Loop, PA
• Disabled Toilet Facilities
• Interactive White Boards and Lightning Protection.
Working in this occupied school we found that the main complex issue was working around children and understanding the Child Protection Laws and complying with these. All our team went through a rigid re-training schedule to encompass the Child Protection Law and the procedures laid down by the school to ensure that there was no interfacing between the construction team and the pupils.