Birmingham company secures Olympic legacy contract

Installations for housing development near Olympic village.

Birmingham-based mechanical services specialist JS Wright has secured a contract worth around £3 million to help drive the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics.

The award-winning company, which has its HQ in Aston and offices in Bristol and London, will design and build a range of services for the first phase of a new residential regeneration scheme at Chobham Farm at the gateway to the Olympic Village in Stratford, East London.

The first 173 homes, made up of a mix of private sale and affordable tenures including shared ownership, are in six buildings of between three and ten storeys. The first phase, which also includes over 1,000 sq m of space for smaller businesses and a local shop, is being developed by Hill for East Thames Group as part of ongoing plans to provide more than 1,000 new homes and create a vibrant new family neighbourhood.

JS Wright, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, is to provide heating and domestic hot and cold water services for the properties as part of 50-week project scheduled for completion in July 2016.They will also be designing and installing soil vent and rainwater pipework, dry risers, apartment air vents, and a building management system.

Managing Director Marcus Aniol JS Wright, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed once again by such a major developer to play such a major role in driving the Olympic legacy in London.”