For the second summer in a row, Worksmart Contracts have successfully completed an impressive development and refurbishment project for Ayrshire College.
The works at the Dam Park Building on Ayr Campus involved the full refurbishment of the existing first floor teaching areas, corridors and link corridor; forming new staff base areas, teaching rooms and new care suite.
The refurbishment works included stripping out the existing suspended ceilings, block walls, timber partitions, existing timber doors and frames as well as all existing electrical wiring and distribution boards.
Among a myriad of redevelopments that took place during the project were: the modification of the first floor heating system, formation of new metal stud partitions to suit the new layout drawings and formed new opening within the corridor to allow rooms to be formed
Each and every room now has a new suspending ceilings grid and tiles, as well as a brand new lighting system throughout the building. Rooms and corridors have been fully decorated and new floor coverings have been fitted throughout, complementing the new areas and giving it a more open and brighter look.
Ayrshire College’s Capital Projects Manager Janice Steel stated: “Worksmart Contracts Ltd successfully won tenders for Summer Works 2017 and 2018 at both Ayr and Kilwinning Campus for Ayrshire College.
“Worksmart have recently completed the Summer 2018 works which comprised the refurbishment of our new Health, Social and Child Care Suite which includes a simulated nursery, simulated hospital ward and numerous learning and teaching spaces; a new Music Technology Suite including 3 sound proof rehearsal rooms and a teaching room and staff work base.”
Works were also carried out on the ground floor, with all the doors, frames and architraves being removed and replaced with new Oak veneer doors sets. Once completed, the existing corridors were decorated to match the design finishing of the first floor.
The new door installation on the first and ground floors was also an opportunity for the Worksmart team to demonstrate the new Fire Door Inspection Services, which was formed a few months ago to assist clients and ensure there are fulfilling their legal obligations with regard to fire safety.
The installation of all new fire doors to comply with the regulations for public and commercial buildings will help to give the client peace of mind. Mark McQuade is the holder of a Diploma in Fire Door Inspection, and he heads Worksmart’s Inspection Service.
Janice Steel added: “All projects were completed on time, within budget and the College were delighted with the quality of workmanship.”