Cleaning Schools Across Canterbury
We’ve been asked to clean schools across the region for major construction work either post earthquake, renovation work or new builds. We’ve been honoured to work with some of the leading Construction firms of the region to get schools back open as quickly as possible. Here’s a couple of memorable projects we’ve been involved with.
Lincoln Primary School
Looking back at our past projects we found photos of the renovation and Mirror Image clean through of Lincoln Primary School.
The project involved re-modelling of the interior of 3 main blocks. It included opening up of the blocks by removing the majority of the interior walls, installing new aluminium joinery partitions throughout, substantial electrical and data upgrading and full re-decoration. The project had a very tight programme of 7 weeks and was completed on time to minimise disruption for the students. We were delighted to work with Corbel Construction.
Lyttelton Primary School
Mirror Image were also invited to work at Lyttelton Primary School a brand new two-storey school built post-earthquake on the main street of Lyttelton, The result of a post-earthquake merger of Lyttelton Main and Lyttelton West schools.
This project was managed through Naylor Love Construction. The primary structure is a steel frame on a ground bearing slab restrained by ground anchors in the foundations. The façade is timber framed and clad with a Kingspan roof, metal cladding and commercial aluminium joinery.
The main building includes a classroom block with modern open plan classrooms on two levels, with glass partitioned learning spaces and joinery units to cater for the school environment. The adjoining administration block includes the library and technology spaces upstairs, with the reception and staff areas on the ground floor below.
In a first for New Zealand, the separate hall is shared with the local professional theatre company – outside school hours, the hall transforms into the Lyttelton Arts Factory (LAF) venue, with retractable seating and additional cabling infrastructure.
The site itself is on a significant slope and presented many challenges, with important historic elements including foundations and large retaining walls cutting through the hill slope. The site works included new retaining walls, steel and concrete staircases, and an asphalt hard court. This meant for us using a knuckle boom to clean hard to reach windows outside and working at height..
After several years spread operating from two different sites, the local community welcomed their beautiful new school with great enthusiasm and we were delighted to play our role in ensuring the school was immaculately cleaned inside and outside before it opened in September 2016.