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Spie wins Kier's Garnock M&E package

15 Sep 16 Kier has selected Spie UK for the £7m mechanical and electrical works package on the new Garnock Learning Campus near Glasgow.

On site at Garnock
On site at Garnock

Kier is building the 17,000 m² campus for North Ayrshire Council to replace the existing Garnock Academy, Glengarnock Primary School and Kilbirnie Swimming Pool.

Spie’s responsibilities site comprise mechanical and electrical works, including the installation of low temperature hot water (LTHW) heating, sanitary ware, LV switchgear, lighting and power, ventilation, fire alarms and security systems.

The lighting control system will enable building managers to adjust brightness throughout the site, according to the provision of natural light, to save energy.

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The project is designed by JM Architects.

Will Smith, Spie UK managing director of multi-technical services Scotland, said: “The collaborative work ethos adopted by Kier and the design team right from the start, has ensured smooth and rapid progression from the design stage through to construction. The thought-process followed in creating an open and light learning environment has given all teams the confidence to utilise key elements of the build as features, for instance, the exposed concrete, steel and services. All of these add to the architect’s original vision for a contemporary learning environment.”

Kier Construction Scotland contracts manager Ryan Broadley said: “The Garnock Community Campus is a flagship project for Kier Construction Scotland and we are delighted to be teaming up with Spie again following a successful partnership on South Lanarkshire Schools. The Spie team has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the design process, ensuring that the new building provides a first class environment for learning. The Operation’s team is now progressing well with the work and the project is on target for completion in December 2016.”

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