Case Study


Programme of School Rewires


Manchester City Council
F Parkinson Ltd
July 2016
October 2016
Form of Contract
Delivery Type
Construction Only

Based on recent condition surveys it was decided that two primary schools required rewiring during the 6 weeks summer holidays.

Historically, to minimise disruption to schools, rewire schemes have been carried out with the site works beginning with the installation of containment working 12 hour night shifts in the 4 weeks leading up to the summer holidays. The work was completed during the school’s summer holidays which ran from late July to the end of August, with some additional works due to take place during the next half term in

Sustainability and Localism
• 70% of the project labour force were employed from the Greater Manchester area (30 miles from site), meeting the client’s requirements illustrating commitment to local employment.
• 200 apprenticeship hours were utilised during the works.
• Through early engagement, close liaison was maintained with the design team to ensure that the least disruptive approach was achieved to fit with the school’s requirements. This process allowed the team to seek specialist guidance and input from the local supply chain to assist in the development of the programme to fit around the school’s timing thus ensuring the buildings were occupied.

‘Parkinson’s carried out two Rewires for MCC over the summer of 2016. They employed two electrical sub-contractors with one site manager from Parkinson’s running both projects. I could not fault the endevour & commitment of Parkinson’s
& both electrical sub-contractors.’ Tony Jones, Team Leader M&E Group, Manchester City Council