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JS Wright wins South Bank contract

Birmingham building services provider JS Wright has won a £1.8 million contract to work on the regeneration of part of the South Bank University site.

The project involves converting a two-acre portion of the site in Lambeth to a £100 million development of 223 apartments, eight commercial units and a theatre.

The 11-storey former university residence has been stripped out to a shell and an extra one-third of new build added to provide 54 rented and shared ownership apartments and 169 privately owned homes that are scheduled for completion in December 2009.   

JS Wright will fit sustainable systems including a high-economy hot water generator, which uses non-scaleable immersion heaters that do not require space-consuming relief valves or run-away pipe work, in each apartment. 

The company will also install soil and waste services, a centrally boosted cold water supply, sanitation and rainwater services, and a fire protection system incorporating sprinkler plant and dry risers for the attractively converted building.

Marcus Aniol, JS Wright managing director, said: “We are delighted to have won such a prestigious project in what is our biggest-ever ever contract with Mount Anvil. It is testament to the long-standing faith put in us by one of London’s top developers.”

JS Wright is already in the process of fitting out a total of more than 300 apartments comprising a mix of private, rented and affordable homes for Mount Anvil at Angel Wharf, Windmill Lane and Chatham Place in East London.