New contract boost from major residential development.
Birmingham-based building services provider JS Wright has secured a contract worth more than £2 million to fit out one of the city’s tallest residential buildings.
The mechanical and electrical services specialist has been commissioned by Wates Construction to equip the new 31-storey second building at The Bank development on Birmingham’s Broad Street for Regal (West Point) Ltd.
JS Wright, which has its headquarters in Aston and offices in Bristol and London, will design and install all the mechanical services for the building’s 205 high-quality apartments including boosted cold water and domestic hot water services supplied through electric water heaters.
It will also provide an energy saving heat recovery ventilation system, water sprinklers, above-ground drainage and a building management controls system.
The iconic 16,055 sq m structure is nine storeys higher than its neighbouring building, which is already in the process of being equipped by J S Wright. When complete, the taller building will feature ground floor retail space open to the public.
J S Wright will start work on site on the second building this summer with completion scheduled for autumn 2019. Both buildings have been designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects. The company’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be able to apply our specialist skills and experience in continuing to regenerate Birmingham’s Broad Street as a vibrant city centre area in which to live, work and shop.”
With a long history of supporting residential and mixed use developments, JS Wright was responsible for Birmingham’s 26-storey Orion Building and recently carried out the enabling works for Paradise Birmingham. It is currently equipping two brick apartment towers at Keybridge in London, one of which at 37 storeys will be Britain’s tallest.