City Of London Academy Southwark
School Air Conditioning and Ventilation System Installation
The City of London Academy school air conditioning and ventilation installation contract posed an unusual situation for the team at Synecore and indeed the main contractor. They were tasked with taking over the school air conditioning and ventilation installation after the original contractor went out of business. With little time to prepare and short time frame to carry out the install, it was a challenging project, but of course together with the main contractor – Sykes and Sons – Synecore made it happen!
About the Project
The City of London Academy is one of The Department for Education’s top ten non-selective schools and colleges. This well-respected school offers students a range of educational areas and facilities and this summer it introduced an all new sixth form block.
The fit-out project was delivered by Sykes and Sons, with Synecore providing the school’s air conditioning and ventilation installation. While the project was delivered to schedule, this project may have not happened at all if it wasn’t for the fast actions of Sykes and Sons and the subcontractors involved.
The Academy had previously instructed another contractor to complete the fit out of their sixth form block, but due to unforeseen circumstances the original contractor went out of business. This happened just weeks before work was set to start onsite. Being a fit out for an educational facility, the construction work had to take place during the summer holidays. The school had to act fast.
Fortunately, interior fit out contractors, Sykes and Sons came to the rescue. They were instructed to fit out five areas within the sixth form block over the six-week period, including:
- Student library
- Sixth form room with IT facilities
- Meeting room 1
- Meeting room 2
To complete the project within the six-week summer holidays, Skyes and Sons were in great need of a mechanical contractor in London, that had the ability to start urgently and work to a tight deadline.
Having worked with Synecore in the past on projects for Wallbrook Wharf and The Royal College of Music, Sykes and Sons were very aware that Synecore is an M&E Contractor renowned for delivering air conditioning and ventilation installations on schedule, regardless of complications.
In just three weeks, Synecore was onsite at the Southwark Academy with two experienced air conditioning engineers and two ductwork ventilation engineers. This team would ensure the project stayed on track and the installation was to a high standard.
The School Air Conditioning and Ventilation Equipment Installed
The school air conditioning and ventilation in the new sixth form rooms needed to link into the school’s existing Mitsubishi Electric condenser and BC Box. Therefore, it made sense to use complimentary equipment from the same brand.
Using the equipment already specified in the original mechanical design, Synecore installed six Mitsubishi Electric’s PLFY range of cassette air conditioning units within the ceiling voids across all areas. These units provide a constant temperature throughout the area using is its adjustable vents to direct the air to exactly where it needs to go.
To remove stale air and pump in fresh air to the Academy’s new sixth form rooms, Synecore installed two Mitsubishi Electric Multi-Vent Fresh Master Heat Recovery units within the ceiling void. These were connected to a number of subtle ceiling vents using ductwork throughout the open plan area and the various individual rooms.
Mitsubishi Electric 7 Year Warranty
By contracting Synecore to deliver the air conditioning installation of the Mitsubishi Products, the City Of London Academy can now take advantage of Mitsubishi Electric’s impressive 7 year warranty on parts and labour.
Synecore is a member of Mitsubishi Electric’s Business Solutions Partner Programme. Meaning that any of this brand’s products installed and maintained by Synecore are covered under the 7-year warranty.
Only air conditioning contractors that meet Mitsubishi’s grading for a high-level installation and aftercare service can offer customers this impressive guarantee on the products installed. It is a way of Mitsubishi Electric confirming that Synecore is a trusted business partner that delivers an exemplary service.
The City Of London Academy school air conditioning and ventilation installation was completed in the six week time frame and was delivered to the high standard that Sykes and Sons has come accustomed to when working with Synecore.
Frank Muir from Sykes and Sons commented, “Sykes & Son engaged Synecore to install Mechanical and electrical system in our project at the City of London Academy. Synecore were very reactive and knowledgeable in adapting to the challenges of the job by reusing previously bought ventilation systems, creating a large saving for our client. They carried out all their work to a high standard of quality and workmanship and also finished on time within a tight programme. I consider this project a success and would gladly work with them again.”
Frank Muir from Sykes and Sons commented,
“Sykes & Son engaged Synecore to install Mechanical and electrical system in our project at the City of London Academy. Synecore were very reactive and knowledgeable in adapting to the challenges of the job by reusing previously bought ventilation systems, creating a large saving for our client.
"They carried out all their work to a high standard of quality and workmanship and also finished on time within a tight programme. I consider this project a success and would gladly work with them again.”