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Orchard Hill School

The recent introduction of the Department for Education (DfE) £3bn offsite schools framework has seen some notable projects for Cableflow using our UK manufactured extruded aluminium dado trunking systems for classrooms and other learning labs and suites.

The framework supports a wider government move towards modern methods of construction (MMC) as a preference for new build projects, and is here transferred to education facilities. This principle aim is to manufacture as much of the project off-site as possible and reduce onsite time and labour associated with traditional methods of construction whilst benefitting from economies of standardisation and speed of factory build. It is here that our extruded aluminium dado trunking systems have a key part to play. Suitably rigid and robust enough to be pre-fabricated off-site and shipped to site or the modular building companies facility for speed of install and using standardised module designs our concept has been proven on the recently co0mpleted Orchard Hill School in west London.

The £13.5 million project, Orchard Hill Special Free School in West Drayton is being constructed by Laing O’Rourke and will become operational in early 2022.

Cableflow worked closely with LOR to develop a cost viable solution based upon standard classroom layouts that presented significant time benefits to delivery of the scheme by using off-site assembly whilst offering a robust product with long term capability in arduous environments but that remained flexible and adaptable over time.