During the summer holidays, while the pupils and staff of Grange Primary School Scunthorpe were enjoying a well-earned break, Gelder Group’s Major Contracts Department set to work on the toilet facilities. The work involved stripping out existing boys and girls toilets, installing new mechanical plumbing and electrical installations, new roof lights, new wall and floor finishes, new ceilings, new sanitary ware and colourful Venesta cubicles and partitions. A representative from ‘Engie’ who commissioned the work said;
“The achieved finishes are of a very high standard, with zero snagging and delivered on time” – Engie
Gavin Parker, the Senior Contracts Manager on the project also commented;
“The school were very helpful throughout the six weeks to ensure the refurbishment works could be carried out without any delays. All subcontractors performed well and the finishes were to a very high standard”. – Gelder Group
The EBP (Education Business Partnership) recently recognised businesses from across Lincolnshire for their exceptional work with schools and young people at its annual Investors in Education Awards, held at Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham on 28th November.
Each year The EBP invites schools to nominate organisations to receive an Investors in Education award. Gelder Group was one of the employers that stood out and went the extra mile to help the young people it worked with.
According to judges’ comments:
Gelder Group received the award for their fantastic support in making sure students gained knowledge of the construction trade at Lincoln Construction Week – a three-day interactive event held in October, organised by the Lincoln Group Training Association and supported by The EBP.
CEO of Gelder Group, Steve Gelder, said:
It’s well known fact that there is a huge skills shortage in the construction industry and at Gelder Group we are committed to increasing the number of people within the industry and to training the next generation.
We are honoured to have received this award acknowledging our contribution to education in the region and look forward to continuing our work in 2018 with young people who have an interest in construction.
Steve Gelder was presented with a trophy and certificate at the awards by The EBP’s chief executive, Elaine Lilley, and James Pinchbeck, marketing partner at Streets Chartered Accountants.
Elaine Lilley, chief executive at the EBP, said:
Our work would not be possible without the support of the local business community. We thank all of the organisations who have supported The EBP this year and are pleased to celebrate those that have been recognised as making a significant difference to schools, young people and the community.
Gelder Group is a multi-award-winning construction company based in Lincoln which works across a range of sectors including education, health, retail, insurance, leisure, commercial and residential building projects. The firm, which employs 300 staff and is a founding member of the Gainsborough Career College, has trained 300 apprentices since its formation as a two-man building outfit in 1988, 37 of those in the last three years alone.
If you would like more information about our work with schools and young people, please get in touch.
The contract to develop the School’s facilities at Holbrook, Derby was awarded to the Facilities Maintenance & Building division at Gelder Group by Derby County Council. This is a huge project consisting of kitchen area, four main class rooms, reception area, medical rooms, shower areas and a common room.
On the project Andy Carpenter (Site Manager) commented:
The infrastructure for this building has been a big challenge with landscapes being altered to form a huge retaining wall, drainage systems for both foul and surface water, mains services gas, water, electric and BT being required. This has been a challenging job but the finished buildings will make a huge difference to staff and teenagers in Belper and the surrounding areas.
For more information about this project, please get in touch.
At Worksop College, boarding is thriving across all years. To help keep up with demand, the Gelder Groups’s Major Contracts division have successfully increased their boarding capacity with a new 60 bed boarding house, costing £3.5 million.
The work included a three storey boarding house for boys, Housemaster’s residence, two House tutor rooms and three communal areas. All areas utilise ground source heat pumps for their heating systems, which comprise of twelve 120 metre deep boreholes and associated pipework. This was a considerable project for the team and they are proud to see its completion.
For more information about the Worksop College Boarding House, please get in touch.
Internal renovation work at Sir Francis Hill School was completed in time to re-open the school in September, although the £3.5 million upgrade will continue through to August 2016. The additional planned work consists of two extensions to the school, a new ’High-5’ pitch, a new staff car parking area and a new playing area for the juniors. On the project Contracts Manager Simon Hope commented:
The work to date has run very smoothly and with the preparations we’ve made to continue the work when the school is open, I’m confident that the remaining work, while challenging, will be run just as smooth.
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