Case Study: School Plant Room Refurbishment. St Margaret Ward Catholic Primary School

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Heating, Welding.

Background and Scope

The school plant room was in need of refurbishment. The new heating system needed to be reliable and efficient to ensure the right environment for learning. We took advantage of the school summer break in order to work safely and efficiently without the presence of students.

 

Sector & Client Education - AHR Building Consultancy Ltd
Budget £86,000
Summery Refit Boiler Room 

   Completed over four weeks during summer recess.

Services Supplied

Removal of the old school heating system and installation of a modern, energy-efficient central heating system, including three Evomax Ideal commercial boilers, low-loss header, pump sets, and air dirt separator. The plant control system was also updated.

Project challenges

The time-frame of this project was tight, all work needed to be completed within the summer break to ensure good health and safety whilst maintaining excellent quality control. The second challenge faced was the adaption of existing old pipework where necessary to fit the diameter of modern pipework.

The Solution: Higgins Expertise

The Higgins engineers are highly skilled in their field and the in-house coded welder was able to reconfigure existing pipework and fabricate new piping, welding on site to complete the project. For this particular job four to six inch steel pipe work was used to connect the existing distribution system to the newly-installed low-loss header.
"The school plant room was in need of refurbishment. The new heating system needed to be reliable and efficient to ensure the right environment for learning. We took advantage of the school summer break in order to work safely and efficiently without the presence of students."

The results

The project was completed in time for the new school year in September. Our engineers successfully reconfigured the existing pipe work to the new system and the school are now the proud owners of an energy-efficient system; three Ideal Evomax commercial boilers with a combined output of 450kW, providing them with a more reliable heating system and a conducive working environment.