Facilities Management

GRAHAM delivers significant refurbishment project for Cardiff-based primary school

GRAHAM delivers significant refurbishment project for Cardiff-based primary school image

GRAHAM has helped smooth the return of pupils from St Peter’s Primary School in Cardiff for the beginning of the new term following a significant £180k refurbishment project.

The leading facilities management contractor recently completed a series of reconfiguration works at the Southey Street based school in the heart of the Welsh capital.

The programme, which began in late July and finished ahead of the resumption of classes in September, included classroom upgrades, the installation of new ceiling grids, LED lighting, and floor coverings, and decoration. The fire alarm and access control systems were also enhanced.

A second phase of works, valued at £95k, and comprising of the installation of four new toilet blocks and a new door entrance, is scheduled to begin in September and be finalised by October 2020.

Commenting on the successful resolution of Phase 1 of the project, GRAHAM Regional Manager (FM), Ian Worley, said:

“It is a privilege for GRAHAM to be working in partnership with Cardiff City Council and St Peter’s Primary School, and helping the estates team deliver this project. We are playing an important role in supporting the school to adapt and modernise its building portfolio to meet the complex challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Understandably, returning to school is an anxious time for pupils and parents. But, throughout this project, our expert delivery teams and supply chain partners have adopted strict social distancing measures and followed rigorous guidelines to protect the health and safety of everyone. We are very pleased with the quality of work so far, and I’m confident that the pupils will be impressed with their new surroundings.”


Located in Cardiff city centre, St Peter’s RC Primary School is regarded as “a happy, caring and multicultural school”.

It provides education to around 500 pupils, aged 3 to 11, from various areas including Roath, Pen-y-lan, Splott and Cardiff centre.

Discussing the recent school upgrades, St Peter’s Head Teacher, Mr Rein, said:

“I would like to thank GRAHAM for the efficiency and professionalism that its staff have applied to completing the much-needed refurbishment works at our school. The improvements will be very important in helping to create an environment which fosters and promotes high and consistent standards of wellbeing for our children.”

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