Leading mechanical and electrical services provider, EIC has been awarded its biggest education contract yet. The company’s Midlands regional team has been engaged to carry out a mechanical and electrical contract, valued in excess of £2.2 million, as part of the new build and refurbishment of St Gregory the Great Roman Catholic High School, Oxford.
The new building for the school will include classrooms, a chapel and a sports hall and will be worked on alongside a refurbishment project covering the existing property. The services build programme starts in May 2005 and is expected to run until the end of 2006.
Work is set to include the design and installation of a conventional wet heating system and a gas fired boiler and radiators, along with underfloor heating and tempered fresh air supplies to ceiling mounted grilles. Hot water will be provided by direct fired gas water heaters. The electrical scope of the work includes the design and installation of internal and external lighting, lightning protection, small power, mechanical power, access security, voice and data containment, PA, CCTV and audio induction loops.
Nigel Le Marechal, joint managing director of EIC, comments: “Our work in the education sector has always provided us with a healthy turnover however we’ve witnessed a particularly rapid growth in the last 12 months. Contracts in this sector now account for almost 50% of the revenue accrued in our London regional office and it now looks like the Midlands is set to follow suit. We’re delighted with this latest contract win as it’s the biggest yet in this sector for our Midlands office and it give us the opportunity to work with main contractor, Leadbitter Construction again, with whom we are forming a tight team.”
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Mike Burton, Regional Manager (Construction) for Leadbitter adds: “We’re
pleased to join forces with EIC as we’re aware that they have a strong presence in the education build market and that they are now proven specialists in this field. On a project of such size as St Gregory the Great School, it’s important to have a team that is able to pull together and one which is able to demonstrate expertise in this type and size of installation. EIC scores on both these counts.”
Education projects completed by EIC include Crossways Academy, Alexander Park School, Watergate School, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, North East Worcester College, Mayville School Leytonstone, West Wycombe School, Oxford University’s Medical Sciences Teaching Centre and Le Rondin in Guernsey. The company is also currently working on site at the City of London Academy and is due to start contracts in January for Orchard School and Uplands School in Bexley
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EIC provides project management, design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of electrical, mechanical control and data management systems to a wide range of blue chip clients. The company has a successful track record of partnering with major contractors such as AMEC, HBG, Taylor Woodrow, Carillion and Willmott Dixon, as well as carrying out a broad range of services for many High Street names and leisure groups including Debenhams, John Lewis Partnership, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Virgin, Primark, Littlewoods, Gap, Bhs, Co-op, ATS, Mitchells & Butler, Firmdale Hotels and the Hilton Group. EIC also works extensively throughout the health, education and commercial sectors. For further information log on to www.eicltd.com or call 01789 269408.
Press contact: Elizabeth Swain @ Bell Pottinger North