J S Wright wins M&E deal in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

The mechanical and electrical building services specialist has won a contract valued at significantly more than £9.5 million for the prestigious Hockley Mills development in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

J S Wright shall design and build the M&E services for several 395 apartments at the £105 million mixed-use scheme on Pitsford Street for developer Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures Limited.

The firm provides a variety of services for the build to rent apartments which are being constructed in six new buildings on the former brownfield site.

The main one to three-bed apartments are section of a project to create a complete of eight highly distinct buildings, including retail, office and leisure space, that reflect the initial heritage and architecture of the Jewellery Quarter.

The mechanical works includes the installation and design of apartment services including soil and waste, cold and hot water, ventilation and sanitaryware systems.

Residential sprinkler systems, external rainwater landlords and services boosted cool water distribution, alongside corridor smoke car and ventilation park ventilation systems including dry risers, are within the scope of the mechanical works.

Thermal modelling techniques will be used to lessen overheating, and SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) and SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) energy efficiency calculations designed to meet Government emission targets.

The electrical works calls for the design and installing the reduced voltage switch room like the switchboards for powering the apartments and landlord areas.

The commission includes providing apartment lighting and external lighting systems also, access control and CCTV equipment, domestic fire alarms, lightning protection and electric vehicle charging points.

An IT system for landlord property management may also be installed by the business within the electrical package.

Phil Leech, Managing Director of J S Wright, said: “We have been delighted to possess been awarded our first mechanical and electrical contract with Sir Robert McAlpine, especially since it enables us to greatly help turn a brownfield site inside our home city into a stylish development for contemporary working and living.”

in September 2021 with completion due in June 2023

Work is scheduled to start out on site.