Millbrook Park, London NW7

Joseph Homes’ Millbrook Park development was short-listed for Development of the Year at the RESI Awards in 2021. Link365 was engaged as the mechanical contractor.

Joseph Homes is committed to delivering healthier, more sustainable homes. One of their key Live Well goals is to create virtually toxin-free homes. Link365 installed MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery) systems in every home and apartment. Which use filters to remove stale air and pollen from the entire house while providing fresh, filtered air to each room. Every homeowner would then benefit from the increased air quality.

In addition, Joseph Homes aim was to reduce reliance on the electrical grid and fossil fuels, by installing solar panels on the roof and fitting low-energy lighting throughout the buildings. These are just a few of the mechanical and electrical installations that are making a positive impact on the end-user’s lifestyle and the planet.

Link365 also installed underfloor heating, public health services, dry risers, and the building management system, as well as the building plant room.

The development consists of 4 apartment blocks, comprising 116 residential flats featuring:

  • 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 3 and 4 bedroom houses
  • A few minute’s walk from Mill Hill East underground
  • The perfect balance of modern London living
  • Surrounded by parks and open spaces
  • A 20-minute tube journey to the city
  • Uniquely crafted, immersed in history

Link365 provided a range of mechanical services at Millbrook House, including insulation, and ventilation, as well as providing hot and cold water services. The mechanical services for this project, including testing and commissioning, were also conducted by Link365. For this Joseph Homes project, the team coordinated and managed this complete, sustainable installation by putting their knowledge, skills, and expertise into action.

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Duration
52 weeks
No. of Modules / Units
116 Apartments
Service
Mechanical
Status
Completed

Mechanical Services

  • District heating network installation and HIU
  • Smoke extract and environmental ventilation
  • MVHR ventilation and ducting system
  • Underfloor heating
  • Thermal insulation
  • Sprinkler
  • Dry riser
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Boosted cold water services and plant room
  • Above ground drainage
  • Rainwater
  • Sanitary ware supply and fit
  • BMS – Building Management System
  • Testing and commissioning including chlorination and sterilisation
  • As built drawings
  • Operation and maintenance manuals

Challenges

This project required the coordination and installation of innovative mechanical services. Delivering this project during a global pandemic, limited the availability of human resource, materials, and deliveries, creating extended lead times and delayed access to specialist suppliers required on site.

Link365’s previous knowledge and experience when designing and installing single or multiple units, enabled the simplification of the engineered elements, to achieve the desired price and for the project to be delivered within a timely manner and within budget.

End of Project Reflection

Working under COVID-19 restrictions required Link365’s intrinsic confidence and competence to tackle, resolve and overcome each new challengeThe project was led by a supportive management team, encouraging a successful approach from all sub-contractors.

Link365 are extremely proud to have collaborated with Joseph Homes and Silcock Dawson & Partners , as a leading firm of Building Services Consulting Engineers, to complete the mechanical operations of this development.

Joseph Homes

No1 Millbrook Park

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Prompt Payment Code

Link365 is delighted to help enhance payment culture in the construction business. We have signed up for The Prompt Payment Code. This is a voluntary code of conduct for firms that encourages suppliers to pay within 30 to 60 days, depending on their size.

The aim of this is to help ensure that late invoices would hopefully become a thing of the past. Link365 abides by these set of principles for paying fairly and on time.