G&H appointed to Wakefield College project

G&H Building Services has been appointed by Wakefield College for works on a project to bring a historic building back into use.

The company has been appointed by main contractor Galliford Try to undertake mechanical and electrical (M&E) works as part of a year-long renovation of the former Registry of Deeds Archive Building.

Modern training kitchens and large rehearsal spaces will be provided for students while the public will be able to access a new commercial training restaurant and café.

G&H Building Services' mechanical work includes above ground drainage, cold and hot water services, a low temperature hot water generation and distribution system, cooling to communications rooms, ventilation, heat recovery units and a building management system.

Internal, external and emergency lighting, small power, general power, containment systems, security detection, alarms, access control, CCTV, a disabled toilet alarm and refuge system will also be installed.

Paul Cuss, senior contracts manager at G&H Building Services, said: "This is an exciting and challenging project requiring us to sympathetically transform the building by adding state-of-the-art technology while preserving an array of original features.

"Once complete, people using the facility will enjoy the latest M&E features specifically designed to provide the best environment for learning in the setting of an elegant, historic building full of character."