PTSG secures works at global financial advisory firm’s London offices

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is set to carry out a series of maintenance works in London for one of the world’s leading independent financial advisory and asset management firms.

Engineers from the group’s South Suspended Access division completed a site visit at Lazard &Co. Ltd.’s London offices in Stratton Street earlier this month.

The team has now been asked to complete maintenance works to the access equipment.

Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “Further to our engineers visit to 50 Stratton Street, we recommended that seven trolleys, two tiraks and two blockstops be removed from the site for workshop overhauls.

“The units will be removed and taken to our workshop in Ash where they will be stripped down, any worn parts replaced, cleaned, lubricated and reassembled. The units will then be taken back to site, installed and tested.”

London is a principal office of Lazard’s global network. The firm has been a major presence in London’s financial centre since 1877, and added institutional asset management services in 1953.

Its London offices, in the heart of Mayfair, are one of Lazard’s largest, with senior professionals representing virtually all of Lazard’s services.

PTSG to complete repairs to access equipment at London’s Ludgate House

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is to carry out a series of maintenance works on a London building that could be set for a major redevelopment.

On behalf of building services firm Combined Technical Solutions, PTSG has been asked to complete works to Ludgate House’s suspended access equipment.

Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “We completed a site attendance at Ludgate House in June to carry out maintenance works on the suspended access equipment. After which, our engineers made a series of recommendations. We will now supply and fit eight six-pin harting plugs as well as the bolts of the limit switches.

“The building has been earmarked for substantial redevelopment, however, our works are essential to ensuring the access equipment is in safe working order.”

Plans to redevelop Ludgate House, on the capital’s Southbank, and neighbouring Sampson House are currently undergoing public consultation.

The Carlyle Group is proposing to develop both buildings to provide a range of homes, shops, restaurants, cafés and public open spaces.

PTSG secures contract to work on London’s Winchester House

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has secured a new contract with global technology company Johnson Controls Ltd.

On behalf of Johnson Controls, PTSG’s South Suspended Access division was asked to complete a survey to a skyjack at Winchester House in London.

Following the survey, the team was required to carryout a series of repair works to the facility.

Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “Following on from our site survey to the skyjack, we reported a series of works, as required. The skyjack wiring had been damaged by vermin, the wiring loom had been chewed and bare cores were exposed.

“We concluded that it needed to be replaced as well as encasing the wiring loon using plastic conduit. The fabrication of a wire mesh frame to restrict access to the control box was also needed along with all the holes being closed.”

Winchester House is a private members’ club set in grounds of around half an acre on the banks of the Thames, just upstream from Putney Bridge. It provides an ideal location for both private and corporate events, from wedding receptions, civil partnership ceremonies to location filming and conferences.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Its 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles.

Successful delivery leads to further works for PTSG at CSC Royal Pavilion

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has been awarded a new contract with CSC Royal Pavilion in Aldershot following the successful delivery of a series of works earlier this year.

Teams from the group’s Access & Safety division and its High Level Cleaning division teamed up in June to deliver works on the site including rope access works, window and cladding cleaning, and jet washing.

Following the successful completion of the works, the PTSG has now been commissioned to supply a new manual cradle to the building.

Scott Hawtrey, project director at PTSG, said: “The pavilion is a fantastic building and one that we are delighted to have been given the chance to work again.

“It is testament to quality of the works delivered as part of the first contract that we have been asked to complete further works.

“The cradle works as part of the initial contract involved a retrofit of new winches and bracket design, in order to comply with current legislation. These works alone took more than eight weeks to complete and had to be completed prior to the high level cleaning. The Access & Safety engineers then started the training for the cleaning team to familiarise them with the bespoke cradle system.

“These latest works are more straightforward but will be delivered to the same high standard.”

CSC provides a full range of consulting and IT services to many of the UK’s leading organisations, including BAE Systems, Diageo, National Grid, Network Rail, NHS, Royal Mail Group, Transport for London and Virgin Atlantic.

Rooftop works for PTSG at Novus Group

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is to complete a series of repair works to a former industrial building in York.

PTSG’s North Suspended Access division will complete the refurbishing, testing and commissioning of three manual roof trolleys at Rowntree Wharf on behalf of Novus Property Solutions.

The building was converted from industrial space into offices and flats in the late 1980s.

Mark Davison, divisional director at PTSG, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract to work at Rowntree Wharf on behalf of Novus Property Solutions and we are set to begin the works in the coming weeks.

“My team has expertise and vast amount of experience in delivery works of this nature and we are looking forward to completing this project safely and on time.”

Novus offers a comprehensive range of property refurbishment and building maintenance services and is one of the UK’s largest painting contractors operating through a nationwide network of more than 30 offices.

Rowntree Wharf, close to York Castle Museum, is a five-storey building featuring a nine-storey water tower and once provides one of the city’s best industrial spaces.

PTSG to complete PAT testing for Rolls-Royce

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is to carry out electrical testing at luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce’s headquarters in West Sussex.

The group’s Electrical Services division has been awarded a contract to complete PAT testing at the company’s Goodwood plant in Chichester.

Andrew Dack, managing director at PTSG Electrical Services, said: “Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a prestigious global brand and one that we are delighted to have been given the chance to work for.

“The Goodwood plant is state-of-the-art and is full of some the most high-tech machinery around. Making sure the machinery is safe to use is essential and PAT testing will ensure the machines are in a safe state.

“I’m sure it will be a great experience for the team to work on such an exciting building and we are looking forward to carrying out the works.”

The Goodwood facility serves as the headquarters, design, manufacturing and assembly centre for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Having been officially opened in January 2003, the plant has been expanded twice and now covers 22,500sq m. Around 800 workers are based at the site, half of whom are employed in the wood and leather shops.

Lightning protection sales guru joins PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has appointed a new UK sales director to its Lightning Protection division.

Carolyn Watkins has joined PTSG after spending six years as sales director and, more recently, managing director at Omega Red Group.

Having spent more than 20 years working in sales, the former Sheffield University student is looking forward to a new challenge at PTSG and has set her sights on developing the company into the go to business in the industry.

“PTSG is a growing and mobile company and one that I am looking forward to helping become the UK’s number one lightning protection provider,” she said.

“I have spent 20 plus years in sales and I am delighted to have joined a very forward thinking business that is very much customer focused and one that is already developing into a marker leader.

“The position was one that appealed to me straight away and I have been very impressed with how the company operates so far so I am looking forward to learning more about how PTSG works as well as meeting its long list of customers.”

Carolyn joined PTSG earlier this month and will be based at the business’s Nottingham office. She will work across the whole of PTSG’s Electrical Services Division for Lightning Protection.

Sally Bedford, director at PTSG, said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Carolyn to our Lightning Protection division. She brings with her a wealth of experience in sales and lightning protection and her knowledge will further enhance the division.”

PTSG secures University Hospital of Wales works

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is set to begin a series of maintenance works at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW).

PTSG’s South Suspended Access division has been contracted to bring the building’s cradles back into working order with an overhaul of the current systems.

Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “The University Hospital of Wales provides a much needed and important service and we are delighted to able to provide a service which will enable it to continue to deliver the work it does.

“We have a vast amount of experience in delivering cradle works successfully and on time on a range of buildings in various industries including the health sector so we are looking forward to getting started.”

Based in Cardiff, the UHW is a 1,000-bed teaching hospital of Cardiff University School of Medicine.

When opened in 1971, the £22m facility was Europe’s first fully integrated hospital and medical school.

PTSG on the bill again at BBC Television Centre

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is set to undertake further maintenance works at the iconic BBC Television Centre in London.

PTSG has been contracted to refurbish the old cradles as well as carryout re-testing and commissioning at the centre in Wood Lane.

The announcement comes on the back of the news that PTSG has also been contracted to re-instate the monorail systems on the building back into working order so the external windows can be changed and, in the future, cleaned.

Scott Hawtrey, project director at PTSG, said: “We are delighted to have been asked once again to deliver a series of works at the BBC Television Centre. The building has been vacated by the BBC and is set to be turned into residential properties and industrial units, including cafes, nurseries and shops.

“As part of that overhaul, we have been asked to carry out a series of works on the cradles which are vital to the upkeep of the building.”

The centre opened in June 1960 and is one of the most recognisable facilities of its type, having appeared as the backdrop for many BBC programmes.

Parts of the building are Grade II listed, including the central ring and Studio 1.

It was announced in September 2010 that the BBC would cease broadcasting from the Television Centre in 2013. In June 2011, the BBC announced the centre was on the market and was sold a year later to property developers Stanhope plc for around £200m.

Ohmega Electrical Services secures National Trust Cumbria contract

Ohmega Electrical Services has been awarded a contract to carryout fixed wire testing for the National Trust.

Ohmega, which is part of Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG), will deliver the work across the Cumbria region of the trust, which is made up of 23 sites.

Andrew Dack, managing director at PTSG, said: “The National Trust provides a vital service in order to maintain historic buildings and natural attractions across Cumbria and it is fantastic to have the opportunity to play a small part in the upkeep of those.

“The sites the team will be working at are extremely varied so the works will provide opportunities for our engineers to perhaps experience new obstacles and challenges.”

The National Trust is a UK conservation charity that looks after historic house, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, farmland, moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, villages and pubs up and down the country.

Its sites in Cumbria include Lake Windermere, the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Dalton Castle and Wordsworth House and Garden.

Fixed wire testing (also known as periodic testing) protects buildings and employees from the two main electrical risks – fire and electrical shock.

Over a period of time these risks increase as installations deteriorate and it is in the best interests of not only a company and its employees, but also its insurance company, that the building has an installation that is not only electrically sound but also free from the risk of fire.

PTSG tests electrical services and systems that conduct electricity around a building to BS7671..2008 standard – this is a five-year mandatory requirement. In some cases, customers insist on 20 per cent being concluded per annum.

PTSG is a fully registered NICEIC company and all engineers are trained to a minimum of C&G2391. It covers all hard wiring in a building including items such as main panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets, air conditioning and other fixed plant.