J S WRIGHT LANDS £20M CONTRACT FOR NINE ELMS PARKSIDE
The company, which has offices in Birmingham and London, is to fit out the mechanical services for all 894 apartments – the largest number in the company’s 130-year history – in two buildings (Blocks B and D) at Nine Elms Parkside in Battersea on the south side of the River Thames in London.
The build-to-rent development is being built by Telford Homes as main contractor for global rental housing developer Greystar as part of the Nine Elms regeneration project – a new neighbourhood stretching from Battersea to Vauxhall that will eventually contain 20,000 homes as well as cultural, retail and business facilities.
J S Wright will fit out the one, two and three-bedroom apartments at Nine Elms Parkside with underfloor heating systems, along with fan coil units for comfort cooling. The company will also equip the kitchens and bathrooms with hot and cold-water services, soil and wastewater disposal systems, sanitaryware and mechanical extract ventilation systems, as well as install above ground drainage services and fire sprinklers for both buildings.
All the works will receive two years of planned maintenance cover carried out by Wright Maintenance, J S Wright’s facilities management company.
J S Wright has just begun work on site with completion due in the third quarter of 2022.
Phil Leech, Managing Director of J S Wright, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded our first contract with Telford Homes to fit out what amounts to the largest number of apartments in our history at one of the UK’s biggest regeneration projects.”
Established in Birmingham in 1890, J S Wright designs, manufactures, installs and maintains mechanical and electrical services for the hotel, residential, social housing, student accommodation, leisure and commercial sectors.
The company was voted one of the UK’s Top Ten Specialist Contractors to Work For in the 2016 Construction Enquirer Awards and was a finalist in three categories in the 2018 H&V News Awards.