Stafford Leys Primary School is situated in Leicester Forest East, a suburb of Leicester. The original school was built in 1966 and extended in 1975 and more recently in 2004.
With 21 teaching classrooms, two PE/assembly halls and an ICT suite, the school is larger than the average-sized primary school and is set on substantial grounds.
Eaton Electrical were contracted to undertake the electrical services of a major refurbishment project encompassing: six of the school’s classrooms, a music room, library, server room, breakout space, toilets and adjoining corridors.
The project was undertaken through the summer months with a September deadline set. Programming was essential for the successful delivery of the project. With such a large project, we needed to be able to adapt quickly and efficiently to the changes made throughout the contract – all of these were done whilst minimising costs to the client.
High end electrical wiring was installed using galvanised trunking above the suspended ceiling. Low energy LED lighting was used across all rooms and was programmed with a lighting module that made it controllable by Bluetooth – a system that is easily maintainable.
For safety purposes, and to meet building regulations, the school’s corridors were integrated with IT, intruder and fire detection systems. Eaton Electrical was responsible for managing the subcontractors of the intruder and fire alarm.
In partnership with other trades, the refurbishment was completed on budget and on time – before the children returned from their summer holidays. The school expressed their delight with the new classrooms which created improved teaching facilities and learning spaces.