J S Wright secures contract for Lambeth housing scheme

Leading building services specialist J S Wright is to equip the first phase of a new housing development in Lambeth, south London.

The 131-year-old contractor, which has its headquarters in Birmingham and an office in London, will provide the mechanical services for 16 energy efficient apartments in a new five-storey building at Knight’s Walk in Lambeth.

The contract, valued at more than £600,000, with housebuilder Hill also includes one year of planned service maintenance cover provided by J S Wright’s residential maintenance company Wright Maintenance.

J S Wright will install a communal heating and hot water system with distribution from a central energy centre to apartment radiators. It will also equip all the apartments with an MVHR heat recovery ventilation system, sanitaryware, and soil and wastewater services, as well as provide the building with above-ground acoustic drainage services and a rainwater harvesting system.

In addition. the brief involves providing a pre-payment energy billing system linked into a computer-controlled building management system (BMS) and controls, and plantroom ventilation.

Work on site has already started with completion scheduled for August 2021.

Phil Leech, Managing Director of J S Wright, comments: “We are delighted to be able to team up again with a leading housebuilder in helping to provide comfortable energy efficient new homes in south London.”

Established in Birmingham in 1890, J S Wright designs, manufactures, installs and maintains mechanical and electrical services for the hotel, residential, social housing, student accommodation, leisure and commercial sectors.

The company was voted one of the UK’s Top Ten Specialist Contractors to Work For in the 2016 Construction Enquirer Awards, was a finalist in three categories in the 2018 H&V News Awards and was named Construction Services Employer of the Year in the 2020 BAME Apprenticeship Awards.

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