JS Wright wins east-London regeneration contract

JS Wright, contractor

Building-services provider JS Wright has secured a contract worth over £10.5 million to help regenerate a former industrial district of east London. The contract is for the first two phases of a new 580-home development at Fish Island Village in Hackney Wick.

Developer Hill in joint venture with housing association Peabody has commissioned JS Wright to supply and install the mechanical services for 423 private and affordable apartments with one to three bedrooms. The apartments will be spread across 13 buildings with wharf-inspired designed in keeping with the warehouses and industrial buildings that used to be on the site. The area has attracted a growing number of creative people and entrepreneurs.

The services contract includes equipping each apartment with underfloor heating and an eco-friendly internal rainwater systems, as well as installing a booster set and tank room for delivering instant cold water to all properties.

The brief includes a mechanical ventilation heat-recovery system.

JS Wright will also install sanitary ware and above-ground drainage, along with building-management controls — including M-Bus wiring for metering each apartment’s energy consumption.

The 26-month contract is scheduled for completion in September 2019.

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