Phoenix Consortia have recently completed the flat roofing works for the Fire Service College at Moreton in the Marsh.
The project was procured through Capita on behalf of the Fire College. It featured a large overlay project over the college’s main canteen.
The college had previously had a recommendation to strip the roof, which was not ideal as this would have caused tremendous disruption and meant areas had to be closed off during the works. Through core samples and testing, followed by a visit from a specialist roofing consultant, an overlay system was recommended and duly accepted.
Another challenge were the bees who were on site and were often irksome to the site teams during the works. The works were undertaken over a contract period of 4 months, which comprised the supply and lay of a 2-layer high-performance felt system with all associated detail works.
The plant and A/C units on the roof were relocated for the duration of the works, with the electrics diverted by our group company, Ivor Parham Building Services. We also installed new ventilation vents to the roof to ensure ample and better ventilation. Our Site Manager liaised with the Facilities Manager on site daily, ensuring that the client was aware of all works undertaken that day, allowing them to take steps to minimise any disruption at the site.
Amanda had nothing but great comments about the site teams and delivery of the works, commenting that nothing was too much trouble, and that communication was excellent.
All recruits attend basic training at The Fire College, including all emergency services such as police traffic officers, motorway maintenance and army cadets. They host training, presentations and events and the site is steeped in history.
RAF Moreton-in-Marsh was operational throughout World War Two as part of Bomber Command.
It was the home station of the 21 Operational Training Unit, which trained the crew flying Wellington Bombers. The station also flew operational aircraft, most notably during the large bombing raids on German cities such as Cologne, Dresden and Hamburg.