Contract secured for Aylesbury Estate regeneration

Mechanical and electrical building services provider, J S Wright, has secured a contract valued at more than £6.5 million for the first stage in the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate in south-east London.

The Birmingham-based company, which has an office in central London, will design and build the mechanical services for the initial 229 high-quality apartments in the First Development Site (FDS) of more than 800 homes on Albany Road, Walworth for housebuilder Hill.

The FDS forms part of a plan by housing association Notting Hill Genesis and Southwark Council for 3,500 new homes, half of which will be affordable accommodation, over the lifetime of the Aylesbury Estate project.

J S Wright will install a low-pressure hot water heating system and associated pipework to feed radiators within each apartment, along with a cold-water plantroom and distribution network to deliver boosted cold water as part of the domestic hot and cold-water services.

The company will also supply and install a heat interface unit in each apartment to act as a bridge to deliver instant hot water on demand and hot water to the radiators at low return temperatures.

It will also fit mechanical ventilation heat recovery and extract systems, dry risers and domestic sprinklers, sanitary ware that will make use of internal rainwater, and above-ground drainage.

The brief will include installing building management controls including a pre-payment system for billing each apartment’s energy use, as well as a temporary energy centre and external services for the following phases of the FDS.

Work has already started on site on the 19-month project, which is scheduled for completion in March 2021.

The contract follows a separate commission from Hill for an Approved Premises Facility (APF) on the Aylesbury Estate, which will 36 secure studio-bedroom apartments, along with staff and communal support facilities.

Phil Leech, J S Wright Managing Director, says, “We are delighted that a leading housebuilder with whom we have built up an excellent relationship has again turned to our expertise in designing and installing energy efficient M&E systems to support the regeneration of one of London’s largest residential estates.”

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