Working with main contractors and direct for the education
authorities Kimpton have experience of working within 'live' school
environments and also working to the exacting standards of the
authorities, their tight time scales and restricted budgets.
Broughton Hall High School -
St Jeromes School -
Broughton Hall High
School - Air Conditioning
Historical Broughton Hall was built in 1860 for a prominent
Liverpool merchant and converted into Broughton Hall High School in
1928. It is a 1,300-pupil Catholic secondary school located in West
As part of the Building Schools for the Future scheme, Broughton
Hall has begun a £21 million project to refurbish the school with
state-of-the-art facilities including a new sports hall, music and
drama suites, flexible learning centres, university quality science
labs and a purpose built sixth form centre. The project includes a
complete upgrade to the retained buildings.
As part of the improvement project it was deemed necessary to
install air conditioning systems in several areas of the school to
provide optimum levels of comfort conditions for learning, thus
aligning with one of the school's key objectives of providing an
excellent educational environment for pupils. The project also
included systems within staff areas, therefore due to the varying
air conditioning requirements across the school, and installation
taking place during term time, careful design and scheduling of the
works was essential.
Kimpton responded by advising upon appropriate solutions for the
different areas of the school. They then installed Ceiling
Suspended Systems in the Food Technology Rooms and Wall Mounted
Systems in the IT Office and Reprographics Room within a meticulous
schedule that ensured there was no disruption to the day-to-day
pupil education. This was achieved by working within corridors
prior to pupil arrival, swapping between classrooms and other areas
as required by the timetable, and installing systems within
specified time frames.
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St Jeromes School -
St Jerome's is a primary school located
in Formby, near Liverpool. It sets an example of sustainability
with numerous green measures implemented throughout. The school was
built with sustainability in mind, the materials used in the
construction of the school were either recycled or will be capable
of reuse at the end of the school's life.
Other systems include highly efficient
condensing boilers serve the under floor heating throughout the
school; a rainwater collection and re-use system; solar panels that
heat the water and day-to-day power requirements; and a high level
of insulation to minimise energy use.
To further improve the school's performance and energy
efficiency, the maintenance programme, secured by Kimpton Building
Services for a further 3 years, is required to reduce energy
The maintenance programme incorporates the boilers and
associated equipment, solar hot water system, rainwater collection
and reuse system, airconditioning and electrical systems.
Kimpton will work to maintain the equipment regularly which will
ensure it remains in good condition and operating at maximum
efficiency, equating to lower emissions and energy usage for the
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