Modern services for major education contracts in Inverclyde

Arc-Tech (Scotland) Ltd is celebrating the launch of the firm’s first contract completions in the education sector with the completion two service installations for the new build construction of St Ninian’s Primary School and conversion of Moorfoot Primary School in Gourock.

Undertaken on behalf of hub West Scotland and Inverclyde Council, each project has received an extensive suite of services in order ensure modern standards are met with upgrades to Moorfoot and, via the incorporation of renewable energy systems, BREEAM accreditation at St Ninian’s. This includes a CHP (combined heating and power) unit, underfloor heating and solar photovoltaic panels.

St Ninian’s Primary School

The Glasgow-based mechanical & electrical contractor and installer delivered a third project, Glenpark Early Learning Centre in Greenock, with a similar level of specification to ensure that the young pupils benefit from a comfortable learning environment.

John Gallacher, managing director of Arc-Tech, said: “Arc-Tech has had a considerably busy year with a wide variety of contracts both in form and size. Undeniably though, the Education sector has been one where we have been most active which is saying a lot for our company given that this is the first year being involved within it. The council has a major £270m programme of upgrades to the council’s estate and we were delighted to have been involved in three outstanding contracts.

“Each contract had an extensive range of services installed. Such items like underfloor heating are not easy items to install in a fast-paced construction environment but each installation, alongside the other services, were all installed to an impeccably high standard and our team worked extremely hard.

“We look forward to continuing our work in this sector with Maxi Construction with a project in Edinburgh and will endeavour to increase our market share in 2019.”

Glenpark Early Learning Centre

Colin Nelson, senior project development manager, added: “Arc-Tech were a key sub-contractor for the Inverclyde projects and their level of early involvement during the pre-construction stage to help assist with the design was particularly beneficial and supported the hWS collaborative approach. Communication during the construction stage was also very good and management of the M&E works during a difficult delivery programme was well managed.”

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