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Broadwater Farm Children's center

Client: London Borough of Haringey
Value: £50k
Commenced: September 2014
Duration: 4 weeks
Market Sector: Local Authority – Leisure
Location of works: North London

The Challenge:
On behalf of the London Borough of Haringey, Powerbrite were commissioned to undertake the electrical re-wiring works at Broadwater Farm Community Centre. A key part of the project involved resiting (moving) a number of existing light switches, socket outlets and data points were to make way for a new door opening to W.C. Additionally, modifications were made to existing lighting circuits; in order to accommodate new luminaries and PIR. Provide keyswitch for emergency light test, in a suitable location.

The Solution:
Powerbrite had to adhere to the following scope of works, in order to achieve the project requirements:
Scope of works:

  • Supply and fit low energy lighting 6(no) standard, and 2(no) emergency
  • Lighting to be arranged as drawing throughout four rooms
  • Supply and fit 3(no) triple pole isolation switches for extract fans
  • Resite 4(no) existing extract fans and rewire if necessary
  • Supply and fit 2(no) new 13a spurs for hand dryers as indicated from distribution board
  • NICEIC electrical installation certificate.

The Outcome:

The Client was very pleased with the quality of the workmanship and the professionalism of the Powerbrite Operatives, commenting: “It is rare to come across such professional Electricians. There were all polite, efficient and pain free to work with”.

Windle Valley Day Centre

Client: Surrey Heath Borough Council
Value: £100k
Commenced: August 2014
Duration: 6 Weeks
Market Sector: Commercial
Location of works: Camberley, Surrey

Project Overview:

The main project involved the demolition of three garages and extension of the Day Centre with internal refurbishment works. Prior to successful demolition works, the garages were previously attached to the Day Centre. On behalf of Surrey Heath Borough Council, Powerbrite were commissioned to carry out Electrical installation works as part of the wider extension project. In summary, our responsibilities included the following:

  • Production of electrical drawings at design stage
  • Small power distribution, including Dado Trunking
  • Installation of fire proof general lighting systems and emergency lighting
  • Installation and consultation with Thorlux Smart Lighting
  • Installation of a modern LD2 fire alarm / security system
  • Production of electrical testing and installation certificates.

Project Challenges:

A key challenge on the project was working adjacent a fully operational day centre throughout the works period. This challenge was mitigated, through opening the lines of day-to-day communications between the site manager for the project, the head of the doctor’s surgery and our electricians.

The Outcome:

Surrey Heath Borough Council was very pleased with the result of the electrical installations. Keith Rann (Client contact) commented, “The lighting gives a professional touch, to a wonderful project. We couldn’t be happier with the end result”.

Scotts Primary School

Client: London Borough of Havering
Value: £350k
Commenced: July 2014
Duration: 12 weeks
Market Sector: Education
Location of works: Havering, East London

Project Overview:

Powerbrite was commissioned on behalf of Havering Borough Council, to carry out rewiring woks to 3 no. Classrooms t Scotts Primary school in the summer of 2014. The key challenge on this project was working to a very tight programme. Due to the summer time scheduling, the works had to be completed in time for the new school year in September 2014. As part of this project, we installed a non-networked control system throughout the work areas. The scope of works included the following items:

  • Supply and fit ceiling containment throughout
  • Supply and fit conduits for switches and sockets
  • Outside lights first fix
  • First fix new sockets for extension
  • Adapt existing conduits for wall removal
  • Refix fire alarm sounder
  • Supply and fit dado trucking and 4 double sockets
  • Adapt existing socket circuit
  • Fit lighting to classrooms. inc EXOR computer controls &
  • Rewire complete area for new CCU. Exisiting wiring unusable, all
  • Supply of cabling and accessories
  • Fit lighting to w/c 4(no) inc switching/PIRS
  • Strip out existing lighting and wiring throughout
  • Testing inspecting and certificates
  • Rewire 5(no) teachers’ cupboard lights and pull switches
  • Supply and fit new metal clad d.board.

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