Clapton Girls Technology College

BSF - Building Schools for the Future

This BSF (Building Schools for the Future) project was 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 spec included the installation of a Cat6 data infrastructure with more than 1500 points, together with a diversely-routed fibre backbone, spread over six different buildings and 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, additional data and fibre network to serve temporary classroom and ancillary accommodation. In addition to the original tender requirements, we also installed a complete PA system and a series of TV aerials.

We ensured the client received a quality installation, delivered on time. As with any project of this magnitude, specifications changed along the way. We provided specialist advice and were flexible enough to adapt to these changes at short notice without compromising the end result. The ability to work effectively in conjunction with the many organisations and professionals involved was key to this project’s success. By applying our in-depth knowledge and foresight, we also generated significant cost and time savings on the overall project, delivered with minimal disruption.

The end result was a school transformed by a cutting-edge, future-proofed IT and communications infrastructure network fit for years to come.

We worked on this and other projects with RM (Research Machinery), a large company heavily involved with school and college ICT projects across the UK. They said:

“I commend your team on the excellent work in the Pankhurst Building at Clapton Girls Technical College, installing a new Cat6 structured cabling system. The team were very efficient, helpful and professional, and completed the work to an excellent standard under difficult and demanding conditions.

“I’d be happy to recommend UTL for any work in the future.”