New Park Primary School
ARDHAT has been nurturing a business relationship with Morgan Sindall for over 10 years. We have been lucky enough to work with them on numerous occasions but we understand we are only as good as our last shift.
This particular project comprises of the construction of a £5.1m, new two form entry primary school which will accommodate 430 students and teaching staff. The new school will be constructed as a two story building, sited on the schools existing playground and will be complete in the summer of 2015. Following occupation of the new school, the existing school building will be demolished and the area re-landscaped as a playground with soft landscaping.
Through early discussions with HARDHAT we were able to focus on the risks that would be present to the public and project for each particular phase of the works.HARDHAT then presented a number of priced options for us to establish a secure site, this process and outcome provided us with confidence that the risks were then minimised. The security package included full out of hours guarding which was increased with short notice to cover some of the riskier periods on site. The installation of HD CCTV which provided excellent quality video recording covering all elevations of the building, this was recorded both locally in the guard house and also at their remote headquarters. They also supplied and installed a security gatehouse with “fingerprint recognition” for controlling access and egress to the site.
The software for this system was used on a monthly basis to provide a report to the Local Authority on the local labour that had been employed on the project.”
At the heart of this control is the management of time, to ensure operatives are delivering the hours that MS has booked for. Operatives book on/off so no unauthorised billing can occur. We have achieved the budget spend on all services delivered.
Paul Galloway Morgan Sindall Commented – “From the outset we knew that managing the security of this project was going to be an on-going challenge, we also needed a company that could not only provide the right level of security services but also controlled access to the site and accurate local labour reporting.
A particular area of concern for Morgan Sindall is the safety of its operatives –HARDHAT are accident free for the last 5 years and have maintained this by incorporating guard tour systems to ensure we comply with Lone Worker Regulations.
Our technology allows us to monitor the activities of our operatives and we are notified of lack of activity which could be because the operative is in distress due to intruder attack or because he may of fallen. Supervisors will escalate this issue and respond immediately to check on the welfare of the operative.
Knowing the key elements that are important to Morgan Sindall helps us to ensure we can deliver to budget and exceed their expectations at every occasion.”
HardHat MD commeted that “We are privileged to be part of this flagship development with Morgan Sindall and are delighted our relationship goes from strength to strength.
Our organisational DNA is SLIDE………Service, Loyalty, Integrity, Deliver, Ethics
Everybody onsite/offsite has been true to these values and we continue to strengthen the measurement of them.
From design to deliveryHARDHAT are able to oversea the program and release the project team to focus on building matters rather that non-critical services we manage.
As we are a 24/7 operator our after sales service is the envy of our competitors as we are able to deal with service matters as they happen. If you think we may be able to help you on a future project please get in touch.
Our project management team are available on
0845 6071966 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org