J S Wright secures £3.5m-plus deal for dock development

Wright project

J S Wright has secured a contract valued at more than £3.5 million for a new harbourside development in Bristol.

The company, which has its headquarters in Birmingham and an office in central London, will design and build the mechanical services for 142 high-quality apartments on a long-derelict site at McArthur’s Yard on Gas Ferry Road in the city’s historic dock area.

The £36 million project led by award-winning housebuilder Hill in association with leading housing provider The Guinness Partnership will deliver a mix of one to three-bedroom homes for market sale, shared ownership, and social rent, as well as ground floor commercial space.

J S Wright’s contract will involve designing and installing an energy centre with associated pipework to distribute low-temperature hot water heating to radiators in each apartment via direct single plate heat interface units (HIUs).

The company will also install a boosted cold-water system for the domestic hot and cold-water supply.

In addition, J S Wright will install energy efficient mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems, smoke ventilation and dry risers, as well as water sprinklers within residential areas.

The company will also supply and install the sanitary ware for each apartment, an internal rainwater system, and above-ground drainage.

The brief will also involve providing a building management system (BMS) incorporating a prepayment billing system for monitoring each apartment’s energy use.

J S Wright is due to start on site this March, with completion of the contracted work scheduled for May 2023.

Phil Leech, Managing Director of J S Wright, comments: “We are thrilled that the successful relationship we have built up with such a major housebuilder in equipping its many developments across London has been extended to Bristol.

“We now look forward to employing our specialist M&E expertise in helping to bring new much-needed high-quality energy efficient affordable homes to one of the few remaining brownfield areas of the city.”

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