Client: Portsmouth City Council
Location: Flying Bull School, Central Portsmouth
Description of Work: Refurbishment of the School
Duration: 2012 – On-going
Flying Bull School is a large primary and nursery school situated in the heart of Portsmouth. This year long project started back in Autumn and involves replacing the existing fire alarm and intruder systems, as well as upgrading the closed circuit television system.
Wessex Fire and Security worked closely with Portsmouth City Council and the Flying Bull School to help replace the old fire alarm, intruder and CCTV systems.
The school is still operational throughout the refurbishment, and so it will need to be completed in stages throughout the term of contract to help minimise disturbance. We are also working with a local electrical contracting company. Being a small and busy school, this makes for a difficult working environment and great care is being taken around the children and staff.
We have been working with Wessex since Autumn 2012. At the outset, a representative of the company took time to explain to me in very simple terms what was needed and what was going to be done. I appreciated the time this took as I am not technically minded at all!
The work completed in Phase 1 has been excellent. It is a complicated job as the build is in 5 phases lasting over 12 – 15 months. It involves maintaining our old system from another supplier and introducing the new system and for the two to run together. Wessex have overseen all of this and they have kept my staff informed at all times. Very impressed so far!
Deamonn Hewett-Dale, Headmaster at Flying Bull School