Kershaw Mechanical Services Makes the Grade with Multi-Million-Pound School Expansion Project

February 02 2018

Kershaw Mechanical Services is delighted to have completed the full Mechanical & Electrical building services install on a £11.5m expansion of a secondary school in Essex.

The project has seen Woodford County High School for Girls add new facilities including 13 science laboratories, 11 classrooms, computing facilities as well as a rooftop terrace.

Appointed by lead contractors Kier Construction, the M&E elements to be installed by the Kershaw team included:

LTHW heating system comprising of radiators and radiant panels
Gas fired domestic hot water system
CAT 5 cold water system for science labs
Natural gas system for science labs
A/C for ICT classrooms, offices and IT server room
Full integrated BMS system including a head end PC in the existing school
Mechanical ventilation systems including heat recovery units and extract fans
Natural ventilation comprising of roof turrets and ventilated roof-lights
Sprinkler system.

In addition, a new substation, lighting, power, security systems such as CCTV, access controls and solar panels on the roof has been installed.

Ian Greenstock, Sales Director at Kershaw Mechanical Services said: "We are delighted to have completed works on the extension to Woodford County High School for Girls. The development will enable them to significantly increase their pupil intake.  He continued “we have a strong track record working within the education sector, and we are proud to have helped deliver this project, ensuring it was ready in time for the 2017 school year and to welcome new and existing students."