J S Wright Secures £6M Deal For London Apartment Scheme


J S Wright, mechanical and electrical services provider, has secured a £6 million contract for a new residential-led development in East London.

The company has been commissioned by housing association L&Q to install and maintain the mechanical services for the 202-home scheme – 30% of which will be affordable housing – at Bream Street Wharf in Fish Island, Tower Hamlets.

J S Wright, which has its headquarters in Birmingham, offices in Bristol and London, say they will install an energy saving and carbon reducing communal heat network for all seven of the two to six-storey buildings.

The company say it will be equipping each apartment in the canal-side scheme with an underfloor heating system; which, connected through a low pressure hot water feed to a centralised basement-level gas-fired energy centre, produces combined heat and power.

The company will also install heat interface units within each property to provide instant domestic hot water on demand and hot water to the underfloor heating system at low return temperatures.

A cold-water booster set and tank room with connected piping for cold water distribution, an internal rainwater system, dry risers and a domestic sprinkler system will also be fitted by J S Wright.

In addition, the company say it will deliver a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system – designed to extract stale air from each apartment and replace it with fresh incoming air heated by the outgoing air – as well as smoke and environmental ventilation in all areas including basement car parks.

Above ground drainage and building management system controls will also be included in the installation schedule, for which work will begin on site in November 2018 with completion set for April 2020.

Having expanded into the maintenance market this year, J S Wright say it will also provide planned and reactive maintenance for all the mechanical systems on an initial 12-month basis as part of the contract.

Marcus Aniol, managing director of J S Wright, says, “We are delighted that such a major residential owner and developer as L&Q has awarded us one of our first combined installation and maintenance contracts for such an exciting regeneration initiative.”

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