Additions and alterations to Oxford College Classrooms
The Oxford Electrical Company have recently started a project for an Oxford based College.
We were recently contracted to carry out the electrical alterations and additions to some existing class rooms at a local college in Oxford.
Due to the recent Pandemic the College are re arranging their classrooms on two floors to suit the smaller class sizes in line with social distancing.
We have started by stripping the existing circuits out and before installing new circuits in the key areas where ever possible, with alterations to existing circuits in less impacted areas.
Without an architect involved we took it on ourselves to create a working set of working drawings. This way the client could make adjustments and we can update the drawings to deliver as per the clients expectations. Due to the quick turn around this will require a very proactive approach with new drawings created every week.
The project was unexpected by the College, no one expected a pandemic to be just around the corner, so this wasn’t in the yearly budget. The request was to do all possible to keep costs at a minimum. As the college already had LED lighting throughout, and presence detectors, we removed and stored these safely, before reinstalling. There were several additional fittings we were able to directly match with the help of our local wholesalers.
With the alterations to the layout it was important to keep the emergency lighting and fire detection system to British Standards. A quick Relux calculation with the new room layout made sure the emergency lighting met the correct levels. A visit from our dedicated Fire Detection sub-contractor made sure the installation met the design category.
The works are now complete with the college giving glowing reviews on the efficient turn around of all involved. They are now open again with students happy with the social distancing measures put in place.
Electrical work Carried out
Work on site included new lighting, lighting presence detectors, extending the fire detection loop to include new detectors, new emergency light fittings, new socket outlets, new data points, projector supplies and HDMI cabling.