East London redevelopment uses Viega press fit
In partnership with M&E specialist Promech Services, Viega has supplied its Megapress press connection system for thick-walled steel tube to the redevelopment of the former Britannia Music offices in Ilford, East London.
The mixed-use development is part of a wider regeneration strategy in the Redbridge Borough and will provide a total of 354 homes in a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The development also features a new 24 storey residential tower, which will become a landmark in the area.
Its largest project to date, Promech Services was awarded the full mechanical services design and installation contract by main contractor Durkan in 2017. Viega’s Megapress press connection solution was selected for use on the thick-walled steel tube of the heating systems across the development. With the aim to create high quality new homes, the thick-walled steel tube was specified to provide enhanced durability and longevity to the systems. Viega also delivered full product training for the Promech operatives working on site.
Steve Pearce, Director at Promech explained: “We had used press connections for a number of years on carbon steel and multilayer composite pipe installations. We were introduced to the Viega range, and Megapress specifically, on a previous contract so when the decision was made to use heavyweight steel tube on this project it was the obvious choice.”