PTSG secures contract with multi-national textiles group

Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) Building Access Specialists division has secured a contract to carry out high-levels repairs on site at WSP Textiles Ltd. in Stroud.

WSP Textiles Ltd, which is part of the Peltzer and Fils Group and owner of Iwan Simonis and Saluc of Belgium, is the only company in the world that is dedicated exclusively to manufacturing worsted cloth for billiard tables. Iwan Simonis was founded in Verviers, Belgium, on the banks of the river Vesdre in 1680 and the factory in Verviers is still producing cloth for billiard tables today.

The Group’s skilled steeplejacks attended the site to carry out high-level repairs to two steel chimneys. Ladders were applied to both chimneys in preparation for the works. The chimneys were wire-greased, cleaned and painted. Engineers visited the site on two separate occasions to ensure that at least one chimney was in operation at all times.

From external windshield inspections to internal relining works, PTSG can provide bespoke solutions to any problem that may develop in large steel chimneys. In addition to steeplejack methods and rope access, the Group’s specialists routinely use building maintenance units, mobile elevating work platforms and ladders to complete work safely and effectively.

PTSG puts its money on VISA

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a multi-service contract with the financial services group VISA. The Group has been awarded a contract to provide a plethora of specialist services at VISA’s innovation centre in London.

Headquartered in California, the multi-national financial services corporation is most well-known for its branded credit cards, gift cards, and debit cards. The London site stands at approximately 1,000 square meters and is currently VISA’s largest innovation centre to date.

Highly trained engineers from across PTSG’s four divisions will attend the site to provide lightning protection, fall arrest works, high-level cleaning, fixed wire testing and portable appliance testing (PAT).

The Group was awarded this contract as the client was specifically looking to source multiple niche services from just one provider. The broad range of services that PTSG delivers across its four divisions has become its unique selling point, with its ability to offer a streamlined bundle specialist works, giving customers cost-effective solutions that maintain an outstanding level of quality.

Many of PTSG’s customers choose the Group for this very reason. Recent multidisciplinary contracts include works for Suffolk County Council through Vertas Group and for the NHS at Nottingham City Hospital.

PTSG performs a clean sweep for ADM Erith

Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) Building Access Specialists division has recently completed a contract inspecting and maintaining three steel chimneys at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Erith Ltd.

Established in 1965, ADM Erith Ltd is a food and oil manufacturing company situated in Kent. ADM’s operations in the UK include seven flour mills, two oil refineries, an oils & fats packaging facility, a probiotic supplement manufacturing facility and a flavours and specialty ingredients sales office.

PTSG’s skilled steeplejacks attended the site at Erith to carry out inspections to three identical steel chimneys. Upon completing the work, engineers identified the need for some remedial repairs. The repairs were carried out using steeplejack ladders and rope access equipment to gain access to the upper perimeter of the structures. The job was finalised by a three-man team from PTSG and the client was exceptionally pleased with the results.

PTSG is one of the UK’s leaders in gaining access to unconventional structures and buildings to undertake a full range of niche specialist services. In addition to steeplejack methods and rope access, the Group’s specialists routinely use building maintenance units, mobile elevating work platforms and ladders to complete work safely and effectively.

PTSG banks on BNP Paribas

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a contract with French banking group BNP Paribas. The international company is the world’s eighth largest bank.

Launching in 1867, BNP Paribas is the first ever French banking company to set down roots in the UK. Currently operating in 75 different countries, the global banking giant employs around 189,000 workers worldwide.

PTSG has been awarded a contract for the glazing replacement works at the company’s head offices at Harewood Avenue in London. 34 specialist glass panes have been ordered from Europe to be carefully installed in the internal office atrium. The work was carried out by specialist rope access teams utilising one of the safest and most cost-effective access methods available.

The Group’s aim is to work closely with clients, tailoring its services to suit their requirements. Due to the live environment at the retail banking company, engineers will only visit the site at the weekend to carry out the critical works. PTSG has lots of experience in this sector, having previously worked closely with other multi-national banking groups including RBS and Lloyds Banking Group.

PTSG secures high-level cleaning contract with oil giant BP

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a prestigious high-level cleaning contract with BP, the world’s sixth largest oil and gas company.

Headquartered in London, British Petroleum (BP) is a British multinational oil and gas company, specialising in the manufacturing and transportation of crude oil, petrochemical and petroleum products. The global petroleum company has operations in 70 different countries and has around 18,300 service stations worldwide.

PTSG’s skilled Building Access Specialists division has been awarded a contract to clean the façades of 13 BP buildings at the Sunbury-on-Thames business park in Surrey. The Group’s qualified engineers will use MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) to safely and securely clean the tall buildings on site.

The Group has also recently worked with the company on another contract, carrying out high-level inspection work on site at Saltend.

PTSG specialises in all aspects of high-level cleaning and uses a range of access methods to achieve the best result at each site. Its teams perform all works to the highest health and safety standard – a fact reflected in its 133 accreditations.

PTSG is flying high with British Airways

Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) Building Access Specialists division has recently completed a significant contract to install signage for British Airways at Heathrow Airport.

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the UK. The airline is due to celebrate its 100th anniversary on 25 August 2019.

The Group’s expert engineers visited the site to install new signage to the façade of Terminal 5. The sign was custom built and installed on site by the Group’s qualified engineers and is now visible to passengers both taking off and landing at Heathrow Airport.

PTSG’s skilled engineers use a wide range of access equipment to install signage at height. Rope access techniques offer a quick and economical solution to erecting signage, with minimal disruption in comparison to other methods such as scaffolding; a necessity for busy and prestigious clients such as British Airways.

PTSG secures multi-service contract with Vertas

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a county-wide, multidisciplinary contract with Vertas Group Limited in Suffolk.

Vertas is a Suffolk County Council-owned company that manages around 400 council properties across the county, including schools, offices and public buildings.

Highly trained engineers from across PTSG’s four divisions will attend these sites to provide lightning protection and fall arrest works, chimney inspections, fixed wire testing and portable appliance testing.

The Group’s bundled service provision offers cost savings to clients whilst ensuring the highest quality work across a wide range of services. The company’s approach was recently recognised in Corporate LiveWire’s 2019 Innovation & Excellence awards with a win in the Service Excellence category, thanks to the time and money that clients save by going to one expert provider for multiple services.

Syon gantry safely removed by PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has delivered essential work at the spectacular London home of the Duke of Northumberland.

PTSG, a leading high-level cleaning, rope access and working at height company, removed the cleaning gantry at the historic glass dome at Syon Park.

The gantry, installed in 1986, has not been used in years and, as a consequence, was not compliant with current legislation.

PTSG’s specialist engineers removed the gantry in a very limited time period.

Topher Martyn, head gardener at Syon Park, said: “Over the winter the dome has undergone decoration with scaffolding encasing the structure. These works finished in March and with the wedding season starting in April PTSG was set the challenge of removing the gantry in a very tight window of opportunity.”

The PTSG team had to minimise damage to the show gardens and position machinery through historic garden arches with just inches to spare.

In only three days, engineers had to mobilise lifting and access machinery and take the gantry apart. A day was spent on site manually moving the gantry around the dome and setting up a powered access platform. On the following day a mobile crane was brought on-site and this was boomed out from the garden centre car park at Syon Park in order to lift and lower the 0.5 tonne cleaning gantry from its fixings. The gantry was then dismantled.

Topher Martyn added: “This was a great project to be involved with and we’re delighted that no damage was done to the glass or show gardens.”

Syon Park is on the main Heathrow Airport flight path and just nine miles from Charing Cross. The house was built in the sixteenth century on the site of the Medieval Syon Abbey. In the 18th century, the grounds of Syon Park presented the landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown with one of his first major commissions. During the same time period, Scottish architect Robert Adam was commissioned to create a series of striking classical interiors to the house.

Syon is one of the last great houses of London and has been in the family of the present owners for more than 400 years.

PTSG’s Syon team, part of the company’s specialist access division, has extensive knowledge of working at height means that they are capable of accessing virtually any part of any building or structure – either internally or externally.

Ensuring safety for the DwP

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is delivering a five-year contract across the UK for the Department for Work and Pensions (DwP).

All four divisions of PTSG are working on the contract covering the safety of buildings in the DwP’s estate. Specialist engineers from the Group’s Access and Safety, Electrical Services, Building Access Specialists and Fire Solutions divisions are ensuring building and electrical safety and that operatives at the buildings can work safely. The contract is being delivered on behalf of FM service provider Interserve.

The DwP estate comprises more than 700 buildings throughout the UK. PTSG’s work over the five-year contract will ensure that the DwP can provide safe, effective, compliant and accessible spaces across its estate for their employees and customers.

Interserve PLC was awarded a five-year facilities management contract by the DwP in October 2017. The deal provides mechanical, electrical and building maintenance.

PTSG’s divisions deliver consistently high-quality products and services to specialist markets that can be safely relied on at all times.

PTSG’s specialists check in at Ten Trinity Square

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed a high-level cleaning and maintenance project at the iconic Four Seasons Hotel Ten Trinity Square.

Acescott, part of PTSG Building Access Specialists, worked alongside Ardmore Group to install bird netting around statues in the main tower of the Grade II-listed structure and provided an external glass clean before handing over to the client.

Acescott’s high-level cleaning team were deployed using rope access techniques to gain access to the building’s façade and safely install the netting. Abseil points were used to climb down the building and clean its windows. Rope access was chosen as the most cost-effective and unobtrusive method of completing the maintenance to the prestigious site.

The Four Seasons Hotel Ten Trinity Square occupies the old Port of London Authority headquarters in Tower Hill. It was designed by the renowned architect Sir Edwin Cooper and opened in 1922. After suffering extensive damage during the Second World War the building recently underwent a £6 million renovation, preserving its original features.

PTSG Building Access Specialists has worked in partnership with Ardmore Group for several years and continues to provide specialist cleaning and maintenance services at Ten Trinity Square. The group is also currently undertaking gutter cleaning services at 430 sites across the City of London as part of an extensive contract with Skanska.

Bird netting installed around the main tower

Bird netting installed around the main tower of Ten Trinity Square