Core M&E Case Study – Langlee Primary School

Core M&E sits proudly at the top of the class after a Grade A performance at Langlee Primary School in Scotland.

Located in the Scottish Borders Region, the new state-of-the-art school in Galashiels is a shining example of Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme that helped fund the project.

Working alongside the main contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey (another Northern Ireland- based company) and award- winning architect, Stallan Brand, Core M&E delivered the high standards the company has quickly become renowned for.

The £10million school includes 14 classrooms, a sports hall, outdoor MUGA sports pitch, a centre for children with severe and complex additional needs, and provision for early learning and childcare. These modern facilities replace the former school building which had been in use since 1958 and was demolished once staff and pupils moved into their new facilities.

John McCorry, Operations Director, commented, “We are delighted to have completed the new premises to Langlee Primary School and are very pleased
with the finished project which has demonstrated our ability to provide M&E works on time and budget whilst exceeding the expectations of the end-user.” Core provided a wide range of services on this new design and build project, including the design, supply, installation and commissioning of all the mechanical and electrical works on site.

Robert Brown, Electrical Director, said, “We provided a full design and build project and worked closely with the rest of the team to ensure the best possible solutions.

“We were quite restricted on site – the old school was in close proximity and still in use and the service spaces were limited but we proved that we can work in restricted spaces.

“We installed a CHP (Combined Heat and Power) system, which was a first for us, while the project also consisted of 109 runs of radiant panels which were used instead of radiators throughout the school.” This is one of a growing number of projects that Core M&E is involved in outside Northern Ireland. The company was recently awarded the contract for carrying out the M&E installation works at a new modular building at a world-class biomedical facility for work and study at Edinburgh BioQuarter.

Working on a modular building is a new strand of work for Core M&E, and it highlights the company’s ability to adapt to meet the needs of the client.

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