The Longley Group have long been entrusted with construction projects for schools and some of the most prestigious schools in the country, as safety has always been a key priority. We currently have 2 projects in the education sector the first of which is Ilford County High School, a high achieving, selective secondary grammar school for boys located in the town of Barkingside in the London Borough of Redbridge.

Building activities in schools pose a substantial risk to the health and safety of staff and pupils, especially when dealing with older buildings such as the Ilford County High School which was built in 1901. Longley commenced a million-pound contract with the school in Autumn 2020 for a full heating upgrade including 220 radiators through the school, new steel pipework, isogen insulation, mechanical installation as well as new boilers in the plant room. However, once the work commenced emergency works were discovered on the site that also had to be carried out including asbestos removal, full tanking to the plant room and screeding. The Building Management System is panned with trend controls.

The team of 42 operatives managed to complete this additional emergency work and remain within the contract time frame. Due to this level of service the school have now requested additional work including resurfacing works, tarmac to the front entrance and classroom refurbishments which is all ongoing and due to complete by Christmas this year.

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