Blackfriars Road, London SE1

Link365 worked with United Living on the installation of the mechanical engineering and public health services for their Blackfriars project for Latimer Homes.
The mechanical services included a high-efficiency building plant room to service the 53 apartments and exposed ducting and ventilation in the communal areas. Underfloor heating was installed throughout the project.

Inside the apartments, Link365 installed Nuaire MVHR systems within apartment service cupboards for each dwelling. The team finished the project with apartment plumbing and sanitary-ware installation to a high specification. Inspired by Art Deco, this elegant Zone 1 development has been designed to reflect and enhance the unique character and iconic heritage of the Southwark area. In addition to the 53 apartments, the development also includes landscaped residents’ roof terraces and a concierge reception area.

  • Central location
  • Zone 1 location, moments from Southwark tube station
  • 3min walk to Jubilee line, Waterloo station less than 10mins away
  • Travel to Canary Wharf in under 15 minutes
  • Boutique development
  • Landscaped residents’ roof terraces
  • Concierge reception area
  • Underfloor heating

Link365 worked on mechanical engineering services and overcame challenges with knowledge, skills, and competence. The project was successfully finished, testament to rigorous planning and teamwork from all involved stakeholders. Link365 was responsible for organising and coordinating the mechanical, electrical, public health and renewable energy services requirements of the project as well as installing, testing, and commissioning the mechanical services.

planned 41 weeks / actual 69 weeks duration
No. of 

Modules / Units
53 Apartments

Mechanical Services

  • Gas services
  • Boilers/flues HIU’s heating
  • CHP plant
  • Radiators and underfloor heating
  • Air conditioning and ducting
  • MVHR ventilation and ducting system
  • Thermal insulation
  • Sprinkler
  • Dry riser
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Boosted cold water services and plant room
  • Above ground drainage
  • SVP and rainwater sump pumps
  • Sanitary ware
  • BMS - Building Management System
  • Testing and commissioning including chlorination and sterilisation
  • As built drawings


This project required the 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 of coordinating 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 formidable confidence and competence to tackle, resolve and overcome each new challenge. The project was led by a collaborative management team, generating a cooperative and successful approach from all sub-contractors. Link365 are extremely proud to have collaborated with United Living and EDC Engineering , as a truly progressive consulting engineering firm and industry innovators, to complete the mechanical and electrical operations of this development.
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