Building services provider J S Wright has secured a contract worth in excess of £17 million to fit out a luxury residential development in East London.
The Birmingham-based company, which has an office at Trafalgar Square in London, will design and build all the mechanical and electrical services for the first phase of The Silk District in Whitechapel.
J S Wright will provide the services for a total of 412 homes and communal areas that make up the first phase of a larger development that will total 648 homes being built on the site of a former storage facility for joint venture partners Mount Anvil and L&Q.
The company will provide the services for The Jacquard and The Georgette, two buildings of 20 floors and seven floors respectively that also include a residents' workspace, cinema room, gym and a 24-hour concierge. Their total of 412 studio, one, two, three and four-bed apartments will comprise 303 for private sale and 109 affordable homes to be managed by L&Q.
The mechanical works will include providing each apartment with low-pressure hot water heating through a mixture of either thermostatically controlled under-floor heating or radiators fed by a heat interface unit from a combined heat and power system in a central plant room.
The heat interface units will arrive on easy-to-fit utility cupboards manufactured off-site by J S Wright's in-house prefabrications department, saving construction time and reducing the number of trades required on site.
The company will also install a boosted cold-water tank room and distribution network to supply all the homes with instant domestic hot and cold-water services. In addition, J S Wright will equip both buildings with a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system to reduce energy costs.
It will also supply and install sanitary ware, an internal rainwater system and above ground drainage, along with building management system controls. The brief also includes installing domestic sprinklers, smoke and environmental ventilation, and wet and dry risers in all areas including underground parking.
J S Wright will also carry out electrical installations, including lighting, fire alarm, power and TV infrastructure in each apartment. It will also install an M-Bus credit metering system to record energy consumption.
Work is scheduled to begin on site later this month (September) and completion is scheduled for September 2021.