Logistic North, Project Genesis

Description: Shell & Core/Fitout of a Specialist Manufacturing Facility
Contract Type: JCT Design and Build
Main Contractor: Conamar Building Services
Contract Value: £5m Electrical
Date: 2014 to 2016

W. Portsmouth were appointed on this Design and Build Project in 2014 and have been working closely with the Client and their design team to provide a high end solution to this specialist Manufacturing Facility.

The outline Brief from the Client was to relocate their existing facility to a new premises, which would allow them greater efficiency over a reduced footprint with the Sustainability benefits of updated plant and equipment providing significant Utility savings, reduced energy consumption and reduced C02 emissions. The Design Team were tasked with achieving a Breeam Target of ‘Very Good’ and W. Portsmouth were able Design the Electrical Services to meet this criteria and to submit evidence a help achieve the target.

The Construction Work started on site in January 2014 with a Shell and Core package involving W. Portsmouth supplying the following Electrical Services;

  • HV Cabling from the Landlords Substation
  • Provision of a HV Switchboard with Dual HV Supplies and 2 x 1.5 MVA ECO Transformers
  • 2000A Rated Form 4, Type 6 LV Switchboard
  • LV and ELV Containment Systems
  • Submains Supplies to Local Distribution Systems, Plantrooms and Mechanical Plant
  • External LED Lighting Columns for the roadway and carparks
  • Lightning Protection Systems

Work commenced on the Fitout package in November 2015 and W. Portsmouth provided a fully Co-ordinated set Construction drawings, Technical Submittals and Installation data for the site team to commence. The project consisted of the following services;

  • 800A Busbar Systems
  • 75kWP of Photovoltaic Array
  • Switchboard Expansion, additional Submains and Distribution
  • Additional LV and ELV Containment Systems
  • General Small Power
  • Highly efficient LED Luminaires
  • Intelligent Lighting Control Systems
  • Category L1 - Fire Detection and Alarms
  • CPNI Compliant Security Systems (CCTV, Intruder Detection, Access Control and Intercom Systems)
  • Pedestrian Gates and Entrance Turnstiles
  • HVI Bonded Lightning Protection Systems
  • Centralised UPS and Back-up Generator Systems (100kVA)

We were able to provide end user training to the client’s in-house Maintenance Staff and Security Teams to help familiarise themselves with the new environment.


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