Clapton Girls Technology College
BSF - Building Schools for the Future
One of our most recent and significant projects was a BSF (Building Schools for the Future) project completed for Mansell Construction Services Limited. It involved the complete refurbishment of Clapton Girls Technical College in East London. The project ran for over two years and involved multiple phases, as the school was in use throughout and had to remain fully functional.
The detailed specification included the installation of a Cat6 data infrastructure with over 1500 points, together with a diversely routed fibre backbone, spread over six different buildings/phases. We were also responsible for the provision and set up of equipment in the many Comms. Rooms spread across the site. There was a further requirement for a significant amount of additional data and fibre to temporary classroom and ancillary accommodation. In addition to the original tender requirements we also installed a complete PA System and a number of TV Aerials.
Our Project Management and Site Management insured the client got a quality installation that was always delivered on time. As with any project of this magnitude, specifications change along the way; we were on hand to give specialist advice and flexible enough to adapt to these changes at short notice without compromising the end result. The ability to work in professionally and in conjunction with the many key organisations involved was also a very important factor during this project. These included the Architect, IT Consultant, Electrical Contractor, The Main Contractor and obviously the Client. Our in depth knowledge and foresight enabled significant savings; both financial and in terms of the overall timescale of the job.
The end result is the transformation of a school that was relying on somewhat archaic IT systems, to one that has a cutting edge IT and Communication infrastructure that is fit for purpose now and in the years to come. This was delivered with minimal disruption, on time and to a very high standard.
RM (Research Machinery) are a very large company who are heavily involved with many ICT projects in Schools/Colleges across the UK which include extensions, refits, new builds (BSF projects). We have worked with RM on several projects and they have been very impressed with our work as quoted below:
“I would just like to commend your team on the excellent work they have done in the Pankhurst building at Clapton Girls Technical College installing a new Cat6 structured cabling system. The team were very efficient, helpful, & professional and completed the work to an excellent standard under difficult and demanding conditions. This enabled us to then undertake our work, and deliver the site fully functional and on time for the school opening dates.
Look forward to working with your team again in the future, and I’d be happy to recommend United Technologies for any work in the future.”