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Ground-breaking mechanical services contract win

J S Wright has announced it has won the contract to design and install the mechanical services for a high profile extra care scheme in Gravesend, Kent.

The contract is worth £800,000 within the Valley Lodge multi-million-pound scheme forresidential care and supported homes provider Abbeyfield Kent Society.

J S Wright has been commissioned by construction civil engineering and property services business Osborne to design and install energy saving CHP (combined heat and power) boilers, solar-powered hot and cold water distribution, and a rainwater harvesting system for toilet flushing. 

The company will also be fitting a mechanical ventilation system, an above-ground soil and waste disposal, and automatic power controls for Valley Lodge, which will feature modern services including a restaurant, lounge, gym, shop and hairdressers.

J S Wright is scheduled to start work on site in January 2011 for a July 2011 completion, with the first residents due to move in by September 2011.

Valley Lodge will provide 56 high-quality apartments in a timber-framed three-storey development designed to achieve the BREEAM Excellent rating to replace an outdated residential care home on the same site.

Marcus Aniol, J S Wright managing director, said “We are delighted to be playing such a key role in revitalising housing provision for the elderly in what is our first extra care project in South East England and our first contract with Osborne.”