J S Wright seals £3.5m dock development deal


01 March 2022

Mechanical and electrical building services specialist J S Wright has secured a contract valued at more than £3.5 million for a new harbourside development in Bristol.

The company, which has its headquarters in Birmingham and an office in central London, will design and build the mechanical services for 142 high-quality apartments on a long-derelict site at McArthur's Yard on Gas Ferry Road in the city's historic dock area.

The £36m project, led by award-winning housebuilder Hill in association with housing provider The Guinness Partnership, will deliver a mix of one to three-bedroom homes for market sale, shared ownership, and social rent, as well as ground floor commercial space.

J S Wright's contract will involve designing and installing an energy centre with associated pipework to distribute low-temperature hot water heating to radiators in each apartment via direct single plate heat interface units (HIUs).
The company will also install a boosted cold-water system for the domestic hot and cold-water supply.

In addition, J S Wright will install energy efficient mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems, smoke ventilation and dry risers, as well as water sprinklers within residential areas.

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J S Wright is due to start on site this month (March), with completion of the contracted work scheduled for May 2023.

Managing director Phil Leech said: "We are thrilled that the successful relationship we have built up with such a major housebuilder in equipping its many developments across London has been extended to Bristol. We now look forward to employing our specialist M&E expertise in helping to bring new much-needed high-quality energy efficient affordable homes to one of the few remaining brownfield areas of the city."

J S Wright