J S Wright has been awarded 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 mechanical and electrical building services provider, 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 masterplan 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.
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.