Mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has won a contract worth more than £3.5 million at a new high-rise housing scheme in north-west London.
The Birmingham-based company, which has a London office, will supply and install the mechanical services for all 156 affordable flats at South West Lands – part of developer Quintain’s 85-acre regeneration of Wembley Park, near Wembley Stadium.
A joint venture between housebuilder Hill and housing association Network Homes, the South West Lands development comprises three mixed-use residential buildings of between six and 19 storeys.
The buildings will incorporate 1,198 square metres of ground-floor retail and commercial space, a 200sq m rail office facility, and a basement-level connection to a wider combined heat and power district heating network delivered by Quintain.
J S Wright has already been awarded the contract by Hill to design the mechanical services for all the flats – 90 of which will be for shared ownership with another 66 available at an affordable rent.
The company will install energy-efficient underfloor heating systems within all the properties connected through a low-pressure hot water feed to a centralised energy centre linked to the district heating network.
J S Wright will also install heat interface units within each flat to deliver low-pressure instant domestic hot water on demand as well as hot water to the underfloor heating systems at low return temperatures. This will include a metering system for individual apartment energy billing.
Making use of its off-site manufacturing facility in Birmingham, the company will also save construction time on-site by installing the HIUs already attached to prefabricated, easy-to-fit utility boards.
The deal also involves equipping a boosted cold-water plant room along with connected piping for distributing cold water to each flat and installing energy-saving mechanical ventilation heat recovery ventilation, above-ground drainage, sanitaryware, internal rainwater systems, and building management system controls.
The company will start work on site this December with completion scheduled for May 2022.
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