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  Posted by: electime      18th January 2018

Building services provider J S Wright has secured a contract worth more than £2m to fit out one of Birmingham’s tallest residential buildings.

The mechanical and electrical (M&E) services specialist has been commissioned by Wates Construction to equip the new 31-storey second building at The Bank development on the city’s Broad Street for Regal (West Point) Ltd.

J S Wright, which has its headquarters in Birmingham 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.

Marcus Aniol, J S Wright 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, J S 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.

J S Wright, which specialises in the design and installation of M&E services for the hotel, residential, social housing, student accommodation, leisure and commercial sectors, was voted one of the UK’s Top Ten Specialist Contractors to Work For in the 2016 Construction Enquirer Awards, and named H&V News Building Services Contractor of the Year in 2015.

Image: A CGI of the second building at The Bank development in Birmingham