Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ISG Chalks Up Latest South Wales Framework Schemes

ISG has secured a further two projects via the influential Cardiff City Framework, which is the delivery vehicle for a comprehensive range of public sector capital works schemes across the city. These latest wins focus on the modernisation and improvement of existing Cardiff school facilities and build upon ISG’s burgeoning portfolio of projects across South Wales.

At Ysgol-Y-Wern Primary School, ISG will carry out a complex three-phased programme, following the enlargement of the school on the site. The project will see ISG strip out sections of the school buildings and complete a wide-ranging refurbishment, including reconfiguration of internal accommodation, the installation of new mechanical and electrical services, floor coverings and suspended ceilings and comprehensive redecoration.

Phase one of the scheme focuses on the refurbishment of the existing main school entrance and the construction of a new entrance lobby. Later phases include provision of a new kitchen, staff room, wet play areas and work benches. Externally, the project will involve alterations to the existing play areas along with a new footpath and a tensile fabric canopy.

ISG has worked closely with the school’s management team to agree the phased programme, which will involve the school vacating areas of the building while work is carried out then moving into the completed sections on a rolling programme. Robust measures have been put in place to ensure each phase is safely isolated from staff and pupils during term time, and work will continue into the next academic year with handover scheduled for autumn 2012.

At Llanishen High School, ISG has been appointed to refurbish an existing sports hall. The 18-week programme will see ISG strip out the sports hall, including the changing rooms, floors and all external wall and roof cladding, remodelling the changing rooms to enhance overall accessibility and provide upgraded shower and changing facilities. The environmental performance of the building will also be upgraded as part of the scheme, with ISG installing new insulation materials to the walls and roof. The sports hall floor will be re-surfaced and a small extension constructed to create a reception area, offices and storage space.

The facility will be a true multi-use community space, where examinations, dance and theatrical productions can take place. To suit these various uses, new modern, highly efficient mechanical and electrical services will also be installed in the building, including an intelligent lighting system within the sports hall.

ISG’s John Rawlinson, managing director – South West, commented: “Close liaison with the end-user has been an essential element of developing an achievable programme of works to deliver this highly complex, phased live environment project. Understanding the school’s specific requirements and key operational considerations has been a highly important stage in the scheduling process and we are confident that this dialogue will prove instrumental in helping us efficiently deliver this significant regional project.”


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