Bow bells ring for regeneration

Birmingham building services provider JS Wright is to play a major role in London’s regeneration by fitting out a new £4.5-million mixed-use development in Bow.

The Aston-based company will be working with leading housing group Galliford Try in designing and installing all the mechanical services for 34 Bow Common Lane, a six-storey building being constructed on the site of a former car repair workshop.

The property will have 31 high quality apartments split between shared ownership and affordable homes managed by Swan Housing Group, along with commercial space on the ground floor and a communal roof garden.

JS Wright will begin work on site in November 2010 installing individual energy efficient condensing gas boilers for radiator heating in each of the apartments. The firm will also be fitting an energy saving whole house heat recovery ventilation system that will replace stale moist air with fresh warmed air from outside.

The £300,000 contract will also include providing boosted cold water services, a gas distribution system, and above-ground soil and waste services.

Elizabeth Ellis, Design and Build Co-ordinator for Galliford Try, said: “We chose JS Wright because of our successful previous experience of working with them to deliver residential schemes to a high-quality standard on time and within budget.”

Marcus Aniol, JS Wright Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be able to contribute towards the development of a thriving local community within a modern environmentally friendly building in a major regeneration area of the capital.”

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