Appleton Academy

Building the future…

The development at Appleton Academy involved construction of new school premises for pupils from Reception to Sixth Form as well as a public library. Power On Connections was commissioned to provide a new substation to power the Academy’s electricity supply and to remove overhead electricity lines erected throughout the site.

To divert the overhead lines, Power On Connections had to negotiate a 1km cable route through an opulent housing estate, whilst ensuring minimal disruption for residents. As this work involved third party land, mechanical plant access was restricted; meaning some of the route had to be hand excavated.

As the project continued, it also transpired the client’s electricity contractor could not complete the private LV cabling works from the substation to the distribution board. Utilising their flexible, multi-skilled workforce, Power On Connections stepped in to finish the work in just three days, ensuring the connection could go ahead.

This was the first time we have worked with Power On Connections and we were not disappointed. To complete the energisation with such unwavering attention to detail was extremely impressive. We will definitely be looking to appoint them for our next project. Chris Gallagher, Senior Engineer, H&J Martin