Building on a long-standing relationship with Merton Council, Diamond Special Works has delivered upgrades at Cricket Green School.

Rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ the school supports pupils with significant learning, language and communication difficulties as well as autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other diagnosed conditions.

The contract follows a major £5.7m project delivered by Diamond Build PLC last year, which has created a raft of new facilities for the children.

The latest works involved upgrading the school’s water system and took place over the summer holidays to avoid disruption.
Following a review of the existing hot and cold water infrastructure, Diamond Special Works worked with a specialist contractor to redesign the system. The existing pipework, which ran above the ceilings and along corridors into classrooms, was removed and replaced. The new system was thermally insulated, chlorinated, tested, and commissioned prior to re-installing the ceilings and concealing the pipework.

Paul Hoskins, Managing Director of Diamond Special Works, said: “We have worked with Merton Council for several years and are pleased to have worked with the team again at Cricket Green School.

“The upgrades were identified during the construction of new facilities last year and will ensure a far more efficient hot and cold water system. In the lead up to the project, we carried out intrusive investigatory works to mitigate any potential problems with the design and the building’s fabric, which could affect the programme.

“Needless to say, it was vital that the scheme was delivered during the summer holidays so as not to interfere with the new academic year.”

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