Castle View Enterprise Academy is an independent academy for 11 – 16-year-olds in Sunderland.
With 700+ students, the academy's aim is to create a centre of excellence with a clear focus on raising standards of academic performance and enabling every student to achieve their personal best in all areas of academy life within a safe, secure and stable environment.
Castle View Enterprise Academy opened in 2009 with £17 million of assets independent of local authority control funded directly by the DoE and sponsor partners. The 17 acre site contains classrooms, libraries, science and technology labs, sports halls, a swimming pool as well as canteen and dining areas.
The facilities and estates team at the Academy required ongoing M&E services to ensure that the purpose-built buildings and systems were safe, efficient and predictably operational throughout the academic, commercial and extracurricular programmes.
With 91 members of staff and over 700 students dependant upon the facilities within the campus, it was essential that the academy selected a provider that could strategically plan a suitable program for service visits working to a tight schedule and to the access restrictions during term time.
Because of the scale of the site and scope of the services required under the contract (from gas and electrical systems in food technology labs through to air conditioning units within sports halls), the academy required a single provider with the capability and resource and experience to deliver maintenance across all services.