Common Time 2019

Works Department

A new bathroom
The School has in its care an extraordinary range of buildings from chapels and classrooms to a swimming pool and science laboratories; from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first. The list embraces 10 Commoner Boarding Houses and over 100 staff houses.
This built environment is maintained and improved by the Works Department. Under the direction of the Works Bursar, who also manages the capital projects, The Works Manager has a staff of about 25 operatives and is supported by a Services Manager and a Clerk.
The work force comprises 9 carpenters, 2 ground workers, 3 roofers / labourers, 4 electricians, 3 plumbers and 3 decorators.  Additionally the department contracts work to a wide range of specialists subcontractors.
Members of staff have a great affection for the School and 18 of its number have worked here in excess of 10 years. Combined with this affection, their exemplary skills produce a comprehensive and reliable service to the school community.
The department operates out of a purpose built facility in Kingsgate Rd. The building, completed in 1994, includes a well equipped joinery workshop.