Western awarded £1m contract at New-Bridge Integrated

Western Building Systems has been awarded a £1m replacement contract at NewBridge Integrated College, Banbridge, Co. Down where it will replace a number ofmodular classrooms. Western is no stranger to New-Bridge Integrated having built the original classrooms some 22 years ago.

Although the original classrooms were intended to be a temporary measure back in 1995, they have withstood the test of time far beyond what was expected – a testament to Western Building Systems’ focus on providing durable, high quality solutions.

Specialists in the entire building process from design, application and if necessary through to certification, Western Building Systems will replace the existing modular blocks on site with five leading-edge modular double classroom blocks. The classrooms will occupy a similar footprint whilst providing a totally transformed, modern learning environment, manufactured to today’s current building and energy performance standards.

The project forms part of the wider NHS Shared Business Services Framework Agreement for thesupply of Modular Buildings to the NHS Shared Business Services Membership and Associate members.

Ciaran O’Hagan, Contracts Manager at Western Building Systems commented: “Taking place under an established framework, the tender process was well-managed from start to finish to the benefit of both the buyer and supplier.

“As the school will remain fully operational whilst works are underway, health and safety has been an especially key consideration within the construction planning process. The steel-framed modular buildings will be built in a manner that minimises disruption on site, whilst providing quality accommodation capable of being readily re-located in the future. The contract will include the removal and installation of each classroom one-by-one in a controlled, phased manner.

“Western Building Systems is delighted to continue this working relationship and our team is looking forward to creating a modern, learning-friendly environment in which current and future pupils can thrive.”

Western Building Systems is a family-owned specialist construction business that celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2018. It has delivered a wide range of significant traditional, offsite and hybrid construction projects throughout the UK and Ireland within the health, education, industrial, commercial and residential sectors. Western’s ability to design and manufacture all of its buildings’ key components including windows, internal door sets, furniture and walls gives it a unique competitive edge and ensures both consistent quality as well a controlled programme delivery.