What we did in the holidays

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What we did in the holidays

The schools and colleges are back, and university campuses all over the country are springing into life again for the autumn semester.

But the holidays are no quiet time for educational infrastructure. While pupils, students and staff are taking a break, companies like Genco are hard at work carrying out improvements. So, here’s a bit about what we did in the holidays.

That six-week stretch is always hectic for us, and this time was no exception. We were busy in high school and university buildings in July and August.

Working closely with schools, education trusts and project managers, we carefully managed each individual project, so that they ran smoothly, and were completed on budget – with minimal disruption to the client.

Just around the corner from our offices, Genco has been working at the University of Huddersfield on various projects across campus, including as an electrical sub-contractor on refurbishment schemes at the Schwann Building and Bronte Lecture Theatres. 

We’ve been undertaking a variety of direct projects in the Barbara Hepworth Building as well as installing power supplies for new coffee machines around campus – ensuring the class of 21 are charged and ready to go!

Further afield, we successfully tendered for two large projects in Cambridgeshire, involving the rewiring of the entire schools at Ernulf Academy and Cottenham Village College. These two huge projects got under way a few months ago and continued to keep us busy over the summer.

Work progressed at a great pace, and we acted as main contractor, as and when required, throughout different phases of the works.

Our dedicated teams have worked incredibly hard over the holiday, always with sites left tidy and sparkling – ready for staff to throw open the doors to students, starting a brand-new academic year.

Lee Wright of Genco said: “Our continuing success is testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team here.  At this time of year, particular thanks must go to the electricians who put in long hours, working away, including sometimes at weekends.

“It’s all part of the service we offer – and we wouldn’t be able to do this without the commitment of our colleagues at each and every site we work on.”

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