The University of Plymouth is one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic universities built on a rich heritage dating back to 1862. Consistently ranked as one of the top three modern universities, it attracts over 30,000 students and employs almost 3,000 staff.

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Plymouth University

Plymouth University Case Study

The City of Plymouth is undergoing a period of considerable transition and redevelopment and since 2000, the University has spent £150m in capital programmes and now offers first class accommodation to students and staff alike.

High environmental standards are part of the University’s core business and embedded within the estates management programme, hence the BREEAM accreditations some of the buildings have received.

We provide a planned preventative maintenance service for 28 buildings and provide a high quality level of maintenance that is fully compliant. The structured PPM programme has been designed to extend the lifecycle of plant and equipment, protecting the University’s heavy investment.

The contract is managed through a locally based Contract Manager coupled with competent Technicians to ensure the heating, lighting and ventilation systems are running efficiently with zero disruption to the Faculty. The services are provided by directly employed engineers.

In order to keep the buildings in optimum condition, the University of Plymouth and its staff also have the added security of knowing that, in the event of a crisis, they have reactive technical support from Integral’s experts 24/7, 365 days a year.

Laboratory and Science Buildings – Managing Works / Controlling Access

We recognise that working in complex scientific buildings has specific hazards which need to be controlled and taken into account when carrying out work in these areas. In particular we understand the importance of ensuring ambient temperatures levels are maintained to ensure the validity of any laboratory experiments.

  • Liaison with building occupiers ensuring work does not disrupt general activities
  • Ensuring that all regular activities are completed on time
  • Ensuring full consideration is given to the effect of our work ie. the potential for damaging laboratory equipment when working on ceiling mounted A/C units
  • Ensuring only inducted engineers are allocated to work in certain areas
  • Procurement of Materials which meet GMP requirements

Plymouth University case study

The University of Plymouth is one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic universities built on a rich heritage dating back to 1862. Consistently ranked as one of the top three modern universities, it attracts over 30,000 students and employs almost 3,000 staff.

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