Commerce Road, London TW8

Link365 was responsible for the mechanical and electrical installation for HG Construction’s first project for Legal and General Affordable Homes; ‘The Moorings, Brentford Lock’ - at Commerce Road, London.

The project required a full new build mechanical and electrical and public health services installation as well as our expertise in renewable energy solutions. Link365 designed and installed a highly efficient plant room and heat pump to service the 7-storey apartment block. The MVHR solution was integral in supporting the energy efficiency of the building. The development consisted of 38, one-bedroom, 26, two-bedroom and 12, three-bedroom apartments with associated ground floor parking, plus a commercial space at ground floor level. The project also involved the retention, restoration and alteration of the existing Art Deco façade.

  • The Legal and General Affordable Homes are high quality and innovative, featuring:
  • 67 shared ownership and 9 rented
  • Communal landscaped gardens
  • River views
  • Balcony

As well as managing and coordinating the project’s mechanical, electrical, public health and renewable requirements, Link365 also supplied, installed, tested, and commissioned the mechanical services.

Duration
Planned 30 weeks / Actual 55 weeks due to COVID-19 challenges
No. of 

Modules / Units
76 Apartments
Service
Mechanical and Electrical
Status
Complete

Mechanical Services

  • Gas services
  • Boilers/flues HIU’s heating
  • GURU payment system
  • Radiator
  • 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
  • BMS - Building Management System
  • Testing and commissioning including chlorination and sterilisation
  • As built drawings
  • Operation and maintenance manuals

Electrical Services

  • New build wiring
  • Data cabling
  • Lighting design
  • Lighting control
  • Emergency lighting
  • Containment
  • Electrical testing
  • Access control
  • Audio and video intercom systems
  • Satellite
  • Induction loop
  • Fire alarm
  • Aspiration systems
  • AOV systems
  • Smoke ventilation
  • CCTV
  • Electrical connections to PV panels
  • Testing and commissioning
  • As built drawings
  • Operation and maintenance manuals

Challenges

This project required the coordination and installation of innovative mechanical and electrical 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 intrinsic confidence and competence to tackle, resolve and overcome each new challenge. The project was led by a good management team, encouraging a productive approach from all sub-contractors.

Link365 are extremely proud to have collaborated with HG Construction 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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