M&E contractor in City of London Academy project

EIC has won a £3.6m mechanical and electrical installation contract for the City of London Academy. The project, which is co-sponsored by the City of London Corporation and City University, is being undertaken in conjunction with main contractor Galliford Try.

The 11-month m&e installation programme is set for completion in April 2010 and forms the second phase of a wider scheme. EIC is responsible for the full mechanical and electrical installation requirements of the project, including fire alarm systems, heating and ventilation solutions, gas supply to kitchens and science labs and provision for wiring for six state-of-the-art ICT suites.

The innovative use of off-site manufacture and modularisation methods, including the installation of pre-fabricated and pre-insulated pipe work, has been designed to save both time and money, reducing the amount of space and number of people required on site.

The City of London Academy Islington took over from the existing Islington Green School in September 2008, replacing the original 1960s school buildings with a brand new purpose-built 8000 sq m, three-storey Academy designed to improve the learning experience and environment.

The work, which is carried out on behalf of The Trustees of the Academy and co-funded by the Department for Children Schools and Families, is due to be finished by October 2011.