Papermill House, Essex RM1

Link365 was selected as the mechanical engineer partner for the Papermill House development by Galliard Homes.

In this project, the former Romford headquarters of Neopost was transformed into 116 flats over 6 floors, with the sixth-floor apartments featuring a private balcony or terrace. The project also included a communal roof terrace on the top floor.

Having worked with Galliard Homes on previous projects Link365 seamlessly integrated on-site as the mechanical contractor, meeting the requirements of the development team.
The mechanical services included the installation of public health services, rainwater and dry riser alterations, and new, full ventilation and ducting system installation (MVHR). Within this project remit, Link365 also installed the building plant room and boosted cold water services.
To each apartment, the team installed the sanitaryware and carried out the building testing and commissioning, including chlorination and sterilisation.

This development has the additional benefits and features of:

  • 13mins from Romford station
  • Available on the Government Help to Buy scheme
  • Sixth-floor communal roof terrace
  • 16min walk from The Brewery — Romford’s large shopping mall

As a previous project, Link365 seamlessly integrated on-site to install a variety of mechanical services and applied its knowledge, skills, and expertise to overcome any challenges encountered. Link365 was in charge of supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning every mechanical service in addition to managing and coordinating the installation of the required services.

Duration
Planned 52 weeks/ Actual 58 weeks
No. of 

Modules / Units
Planned 116 / Actual 122 Apartments
Service
Mechanical
Status
Complete

Mechanical Services

  • MVHR ventilation and ducting system
  • Thermal insulation
  • Sprinkler
  • Dry riser alteration
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Boosted cold water services and plant room
  • Above ground drainage
  • Rainwater alterations
  • Sanitary ware
  • BMS - Building Management System
  • Testing and commissioning including chlorination and sterilisation

Challenges

This project required the coordination and installation of mechanical services and was completed just before the global pandemic negatively impacted the construction sector.

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

With considerable experience of delivering office to apartment PD schemes, Link365 have become very good and very cost efficient with partner delivery. The project was led by a strong, cooperative management team, generating a solid, synergised and successful approach from all sub-contractors.

Link365 are extremely proud to have collaborated with Galliard Homes and FHP , as a client focused practice of innovative building services consulting engineers, to complete the mechanical operations of this development.

Galliard Homes

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