Type of works: External Solutions provided extra security products in Brighton and Hove schools.
Having worked with Brighton & Hove City Council since 2007, External Solutions was approached by the council with regards to tendering for the provision of extra security products in their schools, including cycle shelters with mesh overlay. The maximum time scale for this project was only 8 weeks.
Working to this very tight deadline, External Solutions arranged several site visits with the Sustrans Officer, working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, to assess the differing requirements of the 17 sites, the groundwork required, timetable for carrying out the work without interrupting the schools and site health and safety.
On securing the contract for the supply and installation of quality, value-for-money cycle shelters, canopies and scooter racks, External Solutions worked closely with each of the 17 schools, working out best times to carry out this essential work, which included working weekends.
The project was completed 2 weeks before the deadline, which is exceptional, taking into account the work carried out included all associated ground works, removal of existing facilities and installation of the new facilities.
External Solutions thanks the Schools for their co-operation, which helped the success of the project, and is now working with other departments ascertaining and supplying their requirements.