St Edward Homes, a division of the Berkeley Group, has contracted NG Bailey to design and deliver a full mechanical, electrical and public health installation at its flagship 190 Strand scheme, a development of 200 apartments, town houses and penthouses.
To minimise disruption on site and transport into the centre of London, NG Bailey will use offsite manufacturing to deliver the ‘shell and core’ infrastructure. It is also installing fire alarms and security systems.
190 Strand is a residential-led mixed-use project in the Temple area of Strand. The site was occupied by a vacant 1960s office block. The apartments are expected to have price tags of up to £10m.
Mark King, operations director, for the company’s engineering division in London, said: “What a fantastic project to have on our books, one that we are proud to be associated with. We worked hard to develop a value-engineered solution that would benefit the client in terms of a reduced timeframe for the overall installation and through the integration of a number of our divisional offerings reducing the number of men on site – allowing for better H&S and fewer interfaces between trades – enabling better collaboration.”
He continued: “These benefits are brought about without a compromise on quality, something the client saw through our recent installations at developments including 20 Fenchurch Street.”
The residential market is a sector that NG Bailey is now targeting. CEO David Hurcomb said: “The high-end residential market is going through a period of exponential growth and the solutions we offer are perfect for these environments where developers are ‘building’ in dense City locations, with tight build timeframes. Our strategy to focus on the residential market comes as we look ahead to the growth driving the market, of which this is just one.”