School’s out for M&E contractor in Inverclyde

M&E specialist Arc-Tech (Scotland) is celebrating contract completions in the education sector after finishing service installations for the new-build construction of St Ninian’s Primary School and conversion of Moorfoot Primary in Gourock.

Undertaken on behalf of hub West Scotland and Inverclyde Council, Arc-Tech said both projects involved an “extensive suite of services” to 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.

A third project, at Glenpark Early Learning Centre in Greenock, has also been delivered with a similar level of specification.

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 £270 million 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.”

Colin Nelson, senior project development manager added, “Arc-Tech were a key subcontractor 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.”