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Longfields Primary School, Bicester


Client:  Bicester City Council
Contractor:  Wernick
Location:  Bicester
Contract Value: £71,000
Duration:  6 months

Longfields Primary School located in Bicester has undergone some expansion since 2013. The school takes children from nursery to eleven years of age, so classrooms need to be multipurpose and multi functional.

Bicester City Council identified the need for expansion of some of the existing schools in the area and Longfields was one of them, this included a completely new block and refurbishment and enlargement of the existing school hall and kitchen.
Tremorfa carried out all electrical works to ensure the project was concluded before term time began, avoiding any disruption to a functional learning environment. The electrical works included:

Mains Distribution System – The new supply was introduced into the new building by others,
Installation of General Purpose Small Power Systems – These consisted of sockets, outlets, spurs, isolators and wiring installed along the ceiling voids.
Installation of General Lighting System – Comprising of surface and recessed modular and LED luminairs, presence detectors and wall switches.
Installation of Power Supplies to Mechanical Plant
Installation of Fire Alarm System – The fire alarm is wired in FP200 gold, consisting of smoke detectors, sounders and manual call points. This is also linked to the main school.
Installation of Disabled Toilet Alarm – Installed a C-tec system to the disabled toilet.
Installation of Security and CCTV System – All new CCTV and security systems and alarm systems have been installed and linked to the main school.
Installation of Network Cabling – Wired in brackets in the ceiling void, wired between rooms and back to the IT hub room in the new building. This is again all linked the main school.
Installation of Lighting Protection – Lightning protection has earth pits located in the ground with copper tape fixed to the building and rods driven down into the earth mass.

Tremorfa completed the works here in August 2017 ready for the start of the new school term, all complying to British Standards to ensure a bright engaging learning environment and a smooth and safe transition for pupils and staff in their new school block.