Electrical Contracting News (ECN) August 2016 - Page 9

CONTRACT NEWS PUTNEY PROTECTION A PAC high security access control system with bespoke panel has been installed in to a new lavish apartment development in London’s exclusive Putney. Oakhill Park is a luxurious residential development in south west London, featuring 60 distinctive, elegant apartments, underground parking, private gym and landscaped gardens, complete with concierge services. The combination of stylish design, exceptional construction and outstanding facilities are reflected in all aspects of the development, right through to the security systems in place. A PAC EasiNet residential access control system has been installed at Oakhill Park by Access Control Solutions to control all 14 external doors, from the main entrance through to the bike store. It is operating on a PC managed by the concierge. EasiNet residential security management software is designed to simplify keyholder management, reduce administration costs, plus deliver maximum flexibility and system integrity. The very latest PAC 512 two door controllers with high frequency (HF) readers have been incorporated into the system providing AES- 128bit certified high security, which dramatically reduces the risk of token cloning and the risk of unauthorised access. PIER PROJECT An electric underfloor heating (EUH) from Heat Mat has been installed as part of £14.2m refurbishment of historic Hastings Pier. For the refurbishment – funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund – a traditional wet system was ruled out because it would simply have been too great a load for the flooring in the Pavilion Restaurant & Bar, and visitor centre, housed within the original superstructure, which was left after fire finally closed the Victorian attraction in 2010. Perched over the English Channel on the original cast iron structure, the large expanse of floor has to handle the constant influx of visitors to the reborn attraction, which played host to top pop and rock acts such as the Rolling Stones, The Who and Pink Floyd in the 1960s. Minimising the load bearing was vital therefore for what was a complex install. The EUH was fitted in three zones using 3mm heating cable and 160W heating mats, manufactured by Heat Mat, thermostatically controlled by three Heat Mat NGT colour touchscreen thermostats. Aside from the underfloor heated main open area, a toilet and kitchen pod, dry store and staff changing rooms were fitted under the EUH scheme. MODERN MESS Gaia’s low temperature, wet underfloor heating has been installed as part of a project to turn a historic building into Cambridge’s newest office space. Commercial property developer and investor Mantle has converted the former RAF Duxford Officers’ Mess into modern office accommodation. The Grade 2 listed building, which Mantle has on a 120 year lease, opened last November as a business centre offering serviced office space for small and medium sized companies. Within the original structure, traditional wall mounted radiators have been retained, in keeping with the listed status. However, a substantial new build section has been added to the building, filling in unused space previously occupied by low status areas and lightwells. Here, a contrasting modern structure has been erected with underfloor heating instead of radiators. The new build element comprises an enclosed central courtyard with a café and a meeting space. TIME SAVER Unitrunk has helped M&E contractor Legsun to save time on an installation at a new, £20m student accommodation scheme in Exeter thanks to its Rapid Installation Systems (RIS) channel, basket and tray. The five storey student accommodation scheme will accommodate 203 student bedrooms and comprises a range of studio apartments, laundry room, common room and offices. Currently under construction, the project is due for completion in early September. Legsun has been responsible for design development and installation of all M&E services and was challenged with meeting the demands of a very tight programme and restricted ceiling voids. Unitrunk supplied shallow 21x41mm channel for the project which was installed throughout the corridors on each floor by the Legsun team, using coach bolts to connect it to the timber uprights of the timber-framed building. The channel network was then used as the infrastructure to support Unitrunk’s Uniklip cable tray system and Easy Connect cable basket, which was installed in the voids and risers throughout the building. Legsun installed Uniklip cable tray for all the mains cabling in the corridors, connecting together quickly and simply with the system’s tool and screw free clip on fasteners. POSTAL PROJECT Following the successful completion of the Royal Mail Mount Pleasant project for the Royal Mail Group, GBE has been awarded the contract to design, supply, install and commission all life safety and security systems to the new Postal Museum in central London. This unique, new heritage attraction, designed by architect Feildon Clegg Bradley Studios, will provide two experiences in one: The Postal Museum & Mail Rail. Visitors will have the chance to explore 500 years of social history and travel 70 feet under London to ride the Post Office’s forgotten railway. The new Postal Museum explores centuries of inspiring and surprising British history through the colourful lens of the postal service. The client, the Postal Heritage Trust, an independent charity created to protect and share the postal Service history, is closely linked to Royal Mail Group. GBE will be working with partner Gent for all fire alarm control equipment, fire detection and visual warning devices, Baldwin Boxall for emergency voice communication, disabled person’s toilet alarms and PAVA, C-Tec will supply the audio frequency induction loop [AFILS] systems. GBE’s security partners will be BPT for video door entry, Xplan for access control, CCTV will be supplied by HIK Vision and Honeywell will be providing intruder detection equipment. AIRE FORCE Quartzelec’s has competitively tendered for and won a £2m new build M&E engineering contract for the X1 Aire residential project in Leeds. Located adjacent to the River Aire, in the centre of the city overlooking the cultural quarter, the prestigious 12 storey X1 Aire Leeds development comprises 147 one and two bed apartments, including five luxury penthouses, together with office space, an exclusive on site residents gym and 118 private secure car parking spaces – providing an attractive waterfront location in which to live and work and helping revitalise the area. The X1 Aire project is being delivered by Bardsley Construction as the main contractor, working on behalf of X1, one of the north west’s premier development companies with a proven track record in the provision of high end, buy-tolet properties in focused key growth areas. Initial planning and ground works on the project commenced in late 2015 and the project is scheduled for completion by March 2017. The majority of Quartzelec’s essential M&E work comes on stream from early this spring with the electrical Installation elements comprising the electrical provision and electrical heaters plus general and emergency lighting and all external lighting. CCTV, access control and intruder detection system are also included. Image courtesy of Gary Benbridge 9 CONTRACT NEWS PUTNEY PROTECTION PIER PROJECT A PAC high security access control system with bespoke panel has been installed in to a new lavish apartment development in London’s exclusive Putney. Oakhill Park is a luxurious residential development in south west London, featuring 60 distinctive, elegant apartments, underground parking, private gym and landscaped gardens, complete with concierge services. The combination of stylish design, exceptional construction and outstanding facilities are reflected in all aspects of the development, right through to the security systems in place. A PAC EasiNet residential access control system has been installed at Oakhill Park by Access Control Solutions to control all 14 external doors, from the main entrance through to the bike store. It is operating on a PC managed by the concierge. EasiNet residential security management software is designed to simplify keyholder management, reduce administration costs, plus deliver maximum flexibility and system integrity. The very latest PAC 512 two door controllers with high frequency (HF) readers have been incorporated into the system providing AES128bit certified high security, which dramatically reduces the risk of token cloning and the risk of unauthorised access. An electric underfloor heating (EUH) from Heat Mat has been installed as part of £14.2m refurbishment of historic Hastings Pier. For the refurbishment – funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund – a traditional wet system was ruled out because it would simply have been too great a load for the flooring in the Pavilion Restaurant & Bar, and visitor centre, housed within the original superstructure, which was left after fire finally closed the Victorian attraction in 2010. Perched over the English Channel on the original cast iron structure, the large expanse of floor has to handle the constant influx of visitors to the reborn attraction, which played host to top pop and rock acts such as the Rolling Stones, The Who and Pink Floyd in the 1960s. 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