J S Wright nets £4m infrastructure deal for Wimbledon development
Building services provider J S Wright is to help kick-start the residential phase of a multi-million-pound regeneration scheme for Wimbledon.
The mechanical and electrical services specialist has won a contract valued in excess of £4 million to provide the engineering infrastructure systems for Stadia Three, the first residential element of Wimbledon Grounds in Plough Lane.
Wimbledon Grounds is a joint venture between housing developer Galliard Homes and housing association Catalyst to build 632 homes and commercial space on the site of a former Wimbledon dog track.
J S Wright, which has its headquarters in Birmingham and an office in central London, has been commissioned by Galliard to supply and install the shell and core services for the three seven-storey brick apartment buildings, which will hold 114 one, two and three-bedroom high-quality apartments.
Scheduled for completion in October 2020, Stadia Three is being built next to a new purpose-built stadium for AFC Wimbledon, which is returning to its spiritual home after nearly 30 years as part of the Wimbledon Grounds development.
J S Wright will install an energy centre and distribution system to circulate low pressure hot water heating throughout the three buildings, along with plantrooms and pipework to distribute boosted cold water.
The company will also equip Stadia Three with above ground drainage and rainwater harvesting systems at basement and lower ground floor levels, as well as install risers, plant room ventilation, and a building management system.
The 12-month project follows a recent £4 million contract by Galliard Homes to fit out all 379 apartments at The Timber Yard in Birmingham’s Chinatown.
Phil Leech, Managing Director of J S Wright, said: “We are delighted that our proven skills and expertise in equipping apartment developments have been rewarded with another commission from a developer with whom we have built a highly successful working relationship.”
Established in Birmingham in 1890, J S Wright designs, installs and maintains mechanical and electrical services for the hotel, residential, social housing, student accommodation, leisure and commercial sectors. The company recently launched a new residential maintenance company, Wright Maintenance Ltd, serving homeowners and property managers across London.
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.