Portsmouth College


Portsmouth College

SEH Commercial, windows and energy solutions specialist, has passed the test when it comes to property improvements with first class results from Portsmouth College where the Company replaced aged metal window frames and single pane windows with state of the art, energy efficient PVC-u and aluminium window systems over a 12 week project.

Portsmouth College is a friendly, enterprising and successful College, committed to the academic and personal development of its students. The sixth form college for Portsmouth since 1984, some 950 16-18 year old students enrol at the College each year and is has a well established reputation for its high academic standards and friendly, supportive environment.

The progressive attitude to students’ learning environments is reflected in the major refurbishment project carried out in association with Lakehouse Construction in 2011 who contracted SEH Commercial to the project which saw the college facade transformed dramatically with new windows, rendering, curtain walling and numerous other improvements. The result is a fantastic ‘new look’ Portsmouth College with warmer, quieter classrooms in which for students to achieve similar stunning results.

The first phase of the project was scheduled to run between August and October which included works during the college’s operational period. SEH Commercial is vastly experienced in working in ‘live environments’, experience that enabled a schedule to be developed which dovetailed with the College’s timetable to avoid any disruptions to the students’ timetables. The art block, kitchen and main block were included in the first phase which, having been completed on schedule, lead to a second phase which was completed in November 2011. SEH Commercial removed the old frames for recycling during the process and installed a selection of aluminium windows and doors in the kitchen block with PVC-u windows, doors and some roofline product in the main block of the building.

Oliver Chun is assistant contracts manager for Lakehouse and praised SEH Commercial’s work: “It was a very good job well done. SEH Commercial turned the windows around very quickly and the guys working on the site were very good indeed. The finished job is outstanding and the client is extremely happy with the finished project; they were particularly pleased with how Lakehouse and SEH worked closely with them and completed the project within the timescale given causing minimal disruption to the operation of the school.”

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