Pakefield Academy Phase I, II & III

At USC we are specialist suppliers to many schools and colleges within East Anglia and further afield. We have secured contracts with major Building Maintenance and Mechanical contractors to provide installation, maintenance and ongoing technical support to many ‘new build’ schools projects.

We were very proud to be chosen as the main BMS Contractor for this project. Pakefield is the first new secondary school opened in Suffolk for over 25 years and Phase 1 has been built by Suffolk County Council at a cost of £12 million.

USC supplied the school with 8 new Control Panels situated both indoor and outdoor to provide optimum performance yet be highly efficient in control and power consumption. There is also an Energy Centre panel which controls a Biomass boiler; 2 rooftop panels controlling Air conditioning, Air handling Units, environmental conditions (Temp, Humidity, CO2, and air pressure for the Biosphere Atrium).

There are remote panels throughout the school for control of under floor heating. All information gathered by the system is easily viewed on the front end or via the web server, they provide the information and the tools that Caretakers and School Managers need to understand the energy usage of the school buildings and to regulate and improve the schools energy performance.

Grant Capon, Manager at USC commented “We have worked with Pakefield Academy via Bower & Fuller, FG Fennell and Imtech Engineering Services over the past 3 years, during the three phases of the new-build. Our objective was to create energy efficent, sustainable and progressive solutions, whilst providing a safe environment for all occupants. Our BMS solution meets all of these needs, creating an environment which is constantly saving energy, thereby reducing costs and helping the environment. We are pleased that we continue to be involved with Pakefield Academy as we move into the Service and Maintenance phase”.

As an independent systems house with access to the latest BMS energy-saving equipment and cutting-edge technology, we are able to carefully select the best solutions for any type of business; commercial, industrial, residential or public sector. We are a progressive and innovative company, we constantly seek to keep our clients informed of the latest developments within the BMS industry, enabling us to stay ahead of our competitors, whilst ensuring we are meeting our customers’ demands.