Arc-Tech installs specialist heating services at Inverclyde education projects

M&E contractor and installer Arc-Tech (Scotland) Ltd is progressing well on the installation of the mechanical & electrical services on three education projects.

Undertaken on behalf of hub West Scotland and Inverclyde Council, each project will receive an extensive suite of mechanical & electrical services. To meet building regulations and achieve BREEAM accreditation, St Ninian’s primary school in Gourock will incorporate renewable energy systems in the way of a CHP (combined heating and power) unit and solar photovoltaic panels.

Glenpark Early Learning Centre, also located in the region, will have a similar level of specification but as well as photovoltaic panels, renewable energy air source heat pumps will be installed to supply the underfloor heating. These systems as well as saving fuel and CO2 emissions will be beneficial to both the environment and client.

John Gallacher, managing director of Arc-Tech, said: “Arc-Tech is working closely with the project teams across both projects as a strict contract programme is in place given the requirement to have both facilities ready for the upcoming academic year.

“Our staff have vast experience in the area of underfloor heating both in design and installation. With this experience we understand the challenges that underfloor heating can bring to the construction process and with our projects in Inverclyde, we have ensured that they have been installed under watertight conditions efficiently and to the highest quality standard.”

Arc-Tech is also involved in a third project with Inverclyde Council and hub West Scotland at Moorfoot Primary School. A similar M&E Service package is being installed as part of the new extension to the existing school building. This project is also due for completion for the upcoming academic year.

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