Hattersley schools, Tameside
Facts and figures
- Gold award for Food and Hygiene
- Increased energy efficiency with the use of natural ventilation
In June 2002, Interserve signed a £35m-contract with Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council to design, build, finance and operate two new primary schools and one new secondary school located east of Manchester.
The innovative design of the new primary schools involved the use of high-level opening windows to allow a natural ventilation strategy to be used. In the halls, the inclusion of high roofs and full-length high windows also allowed for natural light and increased energy efficiency. Arundale Primary School also features a new design of circulation space using two 1.65 metre corridors either side of the shared amenities. Proactive energy management strategies are in place reflecting Interserve’s commitment to the environment and cost control.
In 2007, Alder school was presented with a Gold Award for Food and Hygiene by Tameside Council. During the same month Arundale school was given a Silver Award by the same council.
An increasing sign of partnership between Interserve and Arundale school has resulted in Diane Davies, the School Caretaker, spending time assisting with art classes in both Arundale and Pinfold.
Interserve has delivered facilities management services since September 2002 including; repairs; maintenance; security; cleaning; energy management; catering; care taking; IT and telecommunications. Active involvement of the on-site Facilities Management team with the school management has generated a good working relationship.