Hundreds of school children are enjoying snug new classrooms thanks to record-breaking building work over the summer holidays by Huddersfield firm Eurolink Construction Services.
Seven schools in Stockport, Greater Manchester, badly needed more classroom space but it was important that the children’s education wasn’t interrupted while the work was carried out. So in June Eurolink, based at the Link Business Park in Meltham, was invited to help.
Eurolink refurbishes and installs portable classrooms and has long experience in working in schools. The family firm has recently worked with Jitterbugs and Tiddywinks nurseries in Huddersfield, and Holmfirth High School
Eurolink Director Michael Stancliffe said: “We were asked by Carillion Stockport in May if we could provide 17 temporary classrooms in just over four weeks in July and August during the summer break.
“Because we have a great deal of experience in this work, and because we understand the needs of schools, we agreed to come on board and work with the council?
“We had up to forty people working around the clock to ensure this scheme was delivered on time to specification. Because we have built up very strong relationships with contractors and suppliers over our 21years in business, we were able to provide the children with snug, safe classrooms for their first day back in September.
“We provided space for 500 children, using fully refurbished recycled buildings. Our previous contracts for Stockport over the last 10 years have been testament to our ability to perform to strict specification and contract deadlines, and we pride ourselves on offering good value for money by refurbishing high-quality re-cycled buildings.
“At £1.5million this is the largest contract we have ever been awarded – and to be completed over the shortest summer break time of four and half weeks!”
All the buildings were fitted with new carpet and vinyl, suspended ceilings, interactive whiteboards and sound systems, energy efficient lighting, fire and security alarms, cloakrooms, work stations, stores and shelving, aluminium framed doors and upvc windows. Main contractors BE Boys were responsible for groundworks, mains services, heating and school building works.
Where required, classrooms were linked to the main school buildings with timber-framed walkways and steps, ramps and landings were built.