New £1.3m school contract for Stourbridge company Kershaw Mechanical

Stourbridge mechanical and electrical company Kershaw Mechanical Services has been awarded a new £1.3m school contract.

The company will design and build the mechanical services for a new extension at Chase High School in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

The school is opposite Southend Hospital and opened in September 2006, replacing Prittlewell Technology College.

It was extended between 2007 and 2008, increasing the amount of internal space available. A new sixth form opened there in September 2008.

The main contractor is Kier Eastern. 

Ian Greenstock, sales director for Kershaw Mechanical Services, said: “This is a fast growing and important school and we are delighted to play an important part in their latest extension.

“Educational projects are very important to the company, and we are rapidly developing a good reputation for our work on them.”

Kershaw Mechanical Services, based in High Street Wollaston, has completed a number of projects for schools and hospitals over recent years.

Last year it was awarded a £1.85m contract to complete the full mechanical installation of the new St Mary’s School in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

Other recent orders included a £1.5m contract at Parkfield School in Barnet; a £1.7m installation of a second new primary school in Barnet; and £1m of mechanical services for two new academic buildings at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Kershaw Mechanical Services also won a £900,000 contract for a new department at the Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

It is the lead company of the successful Kershaw Group, which employs just under 200 people.


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