Krome Technologies, leading IT consultancy and reseller, announce that following a formal tender process they have been officially selected to supply and install ICT, ILT and AV equipment in connection with the West Kent College campus redevelopment programme, named Campus 21.
Regenerating West Kent College for the 21st Century.
Campus 21 is one of the largest projects of its kind in the further education sector, the completed campus will provide 21st century education and training facilities for learners throughout the locality. Work is already underway in preparation for state-of-the-art facilities which will result in a superb educational environment.
The building works are on schedule and students and staff will move into the first completed phase during Spring 2010. The premises, due to be completed late summer 2011 with the final demolition and external works extending into the autumn, will give 23,000 square metres of space, similar to the current campus size.
A competitive and proactive approach.
Krome were one of 8 organisations selected by West Kent to respond to the Campus 21 tender. John Mackenzie, Head of Network Services at West Kent College explains why Krome were chosen as the successful supplier: “Krome were awarded the tender contract on the basis of a highly competitive quotation. Krome also scored highly on their flexibility and the thoughtful approach they took to explaining how they would support the College in the implementation of its ICT requirements. Their ability and willingness to act proactively, and work hand-in-hand with the College and its builders shone through in their tender response”.
Krome have also been selected in conjunction with Planet eStream, to provide West Kent’s North Farm site with new flagship workshops, giving the students the very latest in interactive learning technology.
Project planning commences.
The Campus 21 contract, estimated to have a value of approximately £1 million, will involve the complete planning, procurement, warehousing, delivery and deployment of all ICT, ILT and AV equipment required to fit out the West Kent College new building, currently in the latter stages of construction.
As the chosen supplier, Krome Technologies will manage the complete deployment project, including equipment procurement, warehousing, pre-configuration and installation of all hardware, software and Audio Visual equipment in all required rooms and spaces within the new campus building.
Krome will also be responsible for the testing and quality assurance of the equipment deployed. Deployment will be managed to meet a specific project schedule, and in a sequence that matches the dates at which each of five floors become available for ICT fit-out.
Krome’s Technical Director, Rupert Mills comments “Krome are delighted to have been awarded the West Kent Campus 21 refurbishment project, we are confident that we can meet the colleges’ requirements and will be able to have the campus rooms completed in time for the necessary project deadlines. Our technical team are well versed in completing large scale deployments within tight deadlines, having completed similar size deployments for our corporate and government clients such as Bupa and Network Rail. Our team are an ‘in-house’ resource and this enables us to ensure flexibility for the client and a high quality of work, something we believe has been key in being awarded this deployment from WKC.”
For further information on the West Kent College Campus 21 project please visit the West Kent College Website.