Building services provider J S Wright has secured a contract worth £11 million to fit out a new energy-efficient housing development in Bristol.
The company will install all mechanical and electrical services for Castle Park View, the first private housing scheme to be connected to Bristol City Council's heat network.
The commission from Bouygues UK involves supplying the services for 375 new homes and communal areas across the 180,000 square-foot development, which is being built in the city centre on the site of a former ambulance station.
The mechanical works to be carried out include providing each apartment with low-pressure underfloor hot water heating fed through a heat interface unit in a system connected to Bristol's heat network. The company will also provide boosted cold water from a cold-water plant room.
J S Wright will make use of its in-house prefabrication facility to deliver the heat interface units on easy-to-fit utility cupboards - saving construction time and reducing the number of trades on site.
The company will equip the scheme with mechanical ventilation heat recovery and mechanical extract ventilation systems to cut energy costs, and will supply and install sanitaryware - and fit an internal rainwater system and above-ground drainage.
The brief also involves 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 - lighting, fire alarm, power and TV infrastructure - in each apartment. Solar photovoltaic panels, security and access control systems, and M-Bus credit metering to record energy use will be fitted in individual apartments.
The company said it has already begun initial internal work on site, with completion scheduled for December 2021.
Phil Leech, managing director of J S Wright, said: "Our work will result in Bristol residents enjoying the highest standards of service efficiency and comfort along with cheaper low-carbon heating."