Leeds Surveyor Goes Back To School


Jamie Clark

A LEEDS surveyor went back to school over the summer holidays to make sure children across the north of England can continue getting a first-class education.

Trident Building Consultancy, based in Carlton Tower, St Paul’s Street, was appointed to carry out contract administration and project management services on five schools during the summer break by the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, along with construction works worth more than £500,000.

Works at the schools, which included Bramley St Peter’s C of E Primary and Cookridge Holy Trinity C of E Primary, both in Leeds; Austwick C of E Primary in Lancaster; Bowes Hutchinson C of E Primary in Barnard Castle; and St John’s C of E Primary in Golcar, consisted of flat and pitched roof refurbishments, roof light replacements, boiler replacements and re-routing flues, and installing security fences and audio/visual intercom systems to enhance child safety.

Jamie Clark, Director of Trident Building Consultancy and public sector lead for the business, said the works were part of a scheduled maintenance programme that ensured the schools were in the best possible condition to provide quality education to hundreds of children.

He said: “The Diocese of Leeds is an extremely conscientious landlord that understands well maintained school buildings are integral to providing a high quality education in a safe environment.

“As a result, they have a planned, proactive approach to building maintenance and repairs, and one that ensures all their buildings are fit for purpose throughout the school year.

“It is an honour to work with the Diocese and to survey and maintain buildings that are so important to parents and to the development of the generations to come.

“As a new school year dawns, teachers, parents, and pupils can be confident they have access to the best possible learning environments to help give them the best start in life.”

Kevin Matthews, School Buildings Officer, said: “Having well-maintained school buildings is a vital part of ensuring all of our schools can deliver the best education experience possible to our pupils.

“Integral in achieving this is trust; trust in the partners we select to assess and maintain our building stock.

“Trident Building Consultancy provided an honest appraisal of the work needed to be undertaken and managed that work effectively and efficiently, enabling us to continue supporting pupils and parents to the best of our abilities. It is a pleasure to have Trident Building Consultancy as part of our consultancy team.”

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