Services upgrading and integration
Upgrading building services can be a disruptive process which is often undertaken during building refurbishment when there is the opportunity to expose, replace and integrate systems.
At St Bartholomew’s C of E primary school in Haslemere, Whitescape undertook a full M&E engineering upgrade and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure as part of a 30-week project to extend the assembly hall, connect old and new buildings and make other improvements including a new kitchen, staff shower and disabled toilet. This involved integrating multiple new areas of the building with existing services, all carried out in an occupied building. Similar works include refurbishments and upgrades in sensitive environments such as the Grade 1 listed Founders Building at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and the Endoscopy and Pathology units at Basingstoke and Winchester Hospitals.