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J S wright awarded £17m Whitechapel mechanical services contract

Company will expand existing relationship with Mount Anvil to provide heating and hot water functions, as well as prefabricated tech, to two buildings as part of The Silk District project

J S Wright has been awarded a £17m contract to fit mechanical and electrical services for a major residential development in East London.

Building services such as heating functions and low-pressure hot water will be provided to 412 apartments, as well as communal areas, as part of the first phase of The Silk District development in Whitechapel. 

Heat will be provided for the project through a combination of underfloor heating and radiators that are thermostatically controlled. They will be fed via a heat interface unit powered by a central combined heat and power.

J S Wright added that each heat interface unit is to be manufactured offsite by the company and then provided in “easy to fit utility cupboards” in order to limit on-site construction time on the project.

Another key provision under the contract will be the introduction of a boosted cold-water tank and distribution network to support domestic hot and cold-water services to all the apartments instantaneously. J S Wright said it would also be providing a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system in each of the two 20 floor buildings that make up this phase of the development.

Work on the project, which is being undertaken on behalf of Mount Anvil, is scheduled to begin later this month with an initial completion date set for September 2021.

J S Wright said that solar photovoltaic panels will be used as part of the project with the aim of curbing energy costs.

The company is already working with Mount Anvil on the Keybridge development in Vauxhall, London. The £27 project involves providing mechanical and electrical services to 598 homes.

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