Engineering Services for Buildings
  Culford School, Centenary Hall  

Our team have been working closely with this independent boarding school located near Bury St. Edmunds over a period of several years. We undertake a wide range of mechanical, electrical and building improvement work across the extensive campus on both listed and modern buildings.

This particular project involved the dismantling and removing of two air handling units and associated ductwork from the roof of the 18th century Centenary Hall together with the installation of new efficient units.

Centenary Hall is essentially an auditorium with stage lighting and seating for 500 in theatre mode and a 250 capacity for dining and dancing events.

A high level of health and safety and coordination was essential to ensure there were no interruptions in the day to day running of the school. Regular meetings were held with the school’s facilities team to agree programme, sequencing and day to day activities.  An exclusion zone was secured around the site which allowed for traffic and pedestrian re-direction, thus ensuring a safe working environment. The existing units and ductwork were removed and the new units positioned during the same day. Existing pipework was reconfigured to accommodate the units, ductwork was installed and the BMS re-commissioned to provide Centenary Hall with a fully controlled, efficient heating system.



Principal Contractor


Culford School

M & E Consultant:

Jenks Associates



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