J S Wright seals £2.5m affordable housing contract


07 June 2023
How the Thamesview House development will look

Mechanical and electrical building services provider J S Wright has secured a contract worth more than £2.5 million for a major new development of all-affordable housing in Surrey.

The Birmingham-based company is to design and build the mechanical services for all 97 apartments and communal spaces at Thamesview House on Felix Road, Walton-on-Thames.

The £20 million scheme is being built with staggered heights from six to nine storeys by housebuilder The Hill Group for affordable housing provider PA Housing. It will replace an outdated existing nine-storey residential block comprising 64 homes built in 1972. 

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Thamesview House will bring the number of new apartments J S Wright and Hill are working together on to over 1,000.

The company will design and install air source heat pumps (ASHP) at Thamesview House. The project will also include a mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) system, which recovers outgoing air from each apartment to heat incoming fresh air, and building management controls including a pre-payment billing system for each apartment’s energy use.