Electrical Contracting News (ECN) December 2016 - Page 12

CONTRACT NEWS RESEARCH PROJECT GBE Converge group has been appointed by SES Engineering Services on behalf of main contractor Wates to design, supply, install and commission all life safety systems, security systems, passive data network and active network equipment for a £64m development at Norwich Research Park. The five storey building will combine research teams from the Institute of Food Research, the University of East Anglia and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is a significant contract win and proves the combined strength of the group that was formed earlier in the year by the merger of GBE Fire and Security and Converge. The landmark Quadram Institute will create integrated clinical and research spaces to accommodate 400 scientists and clinicians and allow for 40,000 endoscopy procedures to be undertaken per annum and will comprise a variety of specialist laboratories, lecture theatres and offices. GBE Converge will be working with Honeywell for fire detection, fire alarms and intruder detection equipment, Baldwin Boxall for all disabled alarms and HIK Vision for CCTV. Paxton will be supplying access control and video intercoms with Tyco providing the gas suppression. For the data networks, HP will be supplying the active data network. HEALTHY PACKAGE REL Electrical has completed a £2.5m design and build mechanical services package at Waltham Forest Leisure Centre, east London. Main contractor ISG appointed REL to deliver the project at the new £25m facility, which is one of the largest health and sports centres in London. It comprises a 25m swimming pool, learner pool, spa, gym, fitness studio, and extreme sports area, including a climbing wall as well as skateboard and BMX areas. REL’s scope of works included the installation of ventilation systems and air conditioning and associated mechanical installation for the centre’s swimming facilities, such as installing all pool ventilation plant and the associated ductwork. The leisure centre was targeted with a 40 per cent reduction in CO2 compared with current building regulations, so REL’s brief also saw the team source and install a combined heat and power (CHP) system as well as extensive PV on the roof. Ikon Pro NEW Leading the way in Innovation Unique LED decking kit with removable and interchangeable heads, for mix and match options Cables allows spacing up to 1.3m between heads. Connect up to 20 heads with one driver Available in three size options, 25mm, 35mm and 45mm Constructed from stainless steel and clear polycarbonate Choice of finishes – brass stainless steel (304) or polished stainless steel Brass finish available in warm white (3000K); polished stainless steel finish in daylight white (6500K), blue and RGB colour changing Fresnel lenses for improved lumen output, diffusing the spread of light evenly Designed to be installed during the build stage without the heads, using the included rubber caps to protect the fitting until the decking is complete For all your lighting and electrical needs, contact the experts: 0845 634 1515 www.nationallighting.co.uk 10-14 Contract News.indd 12 11/11/2016 16:28