Contractors Admit Incorrectly Fitted Support Brackets Cause School Ceiling Collapse

Following images of the damage caused when a ceiling collapsed at the construction site for the new £28-million Pound North West Community Campus going viral on social media earlier this week, GRAHAM and Dumfries and Galloway Council issued statements about what had happened and images showing what the ceiling looked like after the clean up operation.

GRAHAM said in their statement that they would be carrying out an investigation to determine what had happened.

A GRAHAM spokesman said:

“As previously promised, an investigation has now taken place to ensure full understanding of the cause of the leak. This has identified localised issues with support fixing and brackets for the sprinkler system. These had been attached incorrectly, leading to movement in the pipework and causing water to leak under pressure.
“We would emphasise that identifying such faults and snags is the reason for the standard testing that routinely takes place toward the completion stage of construction works before handover.
“Remediation works are now progressing to ensure that all sprinkler bracketing is secured correctly. This work will be fully carried out prior to the handover of the school to Dumfries and Galloway Council on the agreed date in mid-August.
“We have reviewed our other projects in Dumfries and Galloway in relation to this matter and found no similar issues.”

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