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Ilford County High School

Full mechanical installation at a secondary grammar school for boys in London Borough of Redbridge

Type – Mechanical installation, refurbishment and asbestos removal
Project Value – £1m
Duration – 12 weeks


Longley are currently working across a high volume of sites within the education sector working in some of the most prestigious schools in the country. One of our most recently completed sites 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 have now completed the million-pound contract within the school 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 the additional emergency work and remained within the contract time frame. Due to this level of service the school requested additional work including resurfacing works, tarmac to the front entrance and classroom refurbishments which has all been completed and signed off.