Procure Partnerships Framework Contractor Partner Whitfield and Brown have now successfully completed a programme of refurbishment works, compromising of multiple teaching rooms over three campus buildings, on behalf of Client Hugh Baird College.
The project was secured via the Procure Partnerships North West Framework.
The project Included complete strip out and reinstatement of mechanical and electrical services, new flooring, paint, decoration, interactive white boards, and furniture.
Although most of the construction works took place whilst students were absent Whitfield and Brown made it a priority for the project to be delivered in a safe manner and to avoid as little interruption to the curriculum as possible.
These changes included carrying out new Toolbox Talks, updating the RAMS to ensure that the new “live environment” was considered and segregations on sites so that the students and teachers were protected from the works and to prevent unauthorised access into the classrooms which were being worked on.
In addition, due to the shared access, with construction staff using the same access points as students and staff, barriers and site protection was erected to ensure that all site works remained segregated and secure. These changes were all delivered smoothly, with no impact on time or health and safety. there were no reportable accidents/incidents on site throughout the programme.
In A further bid to reduce strain on the live environment Whitfield and Brown introduced A phased completion plan. This ensured work was completed on specific classrooms within each phase and successfully handed over before starting on the next.
The phasing plan enabled snagging to be completed throughout the works, ensuring timely handovers of the classrooms which met both the construction programme and the requirements of the college.
John Billington, Director of Facilities and Technical Services, Hugh Baird, Commented:
“The management of the site and associated contractors received glowing reports from our onsite Construction team. We were aided significantly with advice and guidance on the project. I look forward to the next project! “
Jim Hankin, Assistant Director, Hugh Baird, commented: “I have been very impressed in the manner in which the whole project has been executed. The result of this has culminated in a first-class job and a remarkable improvement in the classrooms within the college”
Zoe Brooke, Director Whitfield and Brown Limited, commented: “We were extremely grateful to be selected by Hugh Baird College to carry out this complex refurbishment project and to have been part of the collective tasked with fulfilling the college’s vision for modernising their teaching facilities. It has been a team effort from the get-go and a pleasure to be involved”.
Natalie Palframan, Key Account Manager, Procure Partnerships Framework, Commented: “It’s been really exciting to work with FE Provider, Hugh Baird, supporting them to bring Whitfield & Brown on board. We’re pleased to enable successful partnerships to deliver projects such as this, with fantastic feedback from all involved. We look forward to continuing to support Hugh Baird in the future”.