Prestwich Arts College is one of Burys flagship secondary schools catering for over 800 pupils in a 1930s building with growing energy requirements. With extra classrooms created in existing space and plans to expand, electrical supply was reaching capacity and energy costs were exhausting budgets.
Tom Gallagher Ltd proposed the installation of a Solar PV system that would reduce electrical bills, reduce the school’s carbon footprint and act as an educational tool for the schools forward thinking science department. The challenge was to design a system that was highly efficient, supplied enough energy to make a difference and to ensure the structure blended in the schools 1930s architecture and offer significant paybacks.
Working closely with the schools’ Business Resources team, funding was sourced to enable the project to become a reality. Tom Gallagher Ltd offered full support through the planning and Feed in Tariff submission process and worked to the highest standard with regards to the schools’ robust health & safety and safeguarding practices.