PTSG setting the stage with a roof over the Haymarket

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is undertaking a project that will enable the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester to reopen for use after over a decade.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division has been contracted by the Haymarket Consortium to deliver the work which is part of an extensive refurbishment.

The Group’s specialists have removed the existing roof system at the venue to provide a new roof covering and the installation of edge protection and lightning protection systems. The team will also issue a Pass certificate of compliance. The new system will maintain the building’s safety and structural integrity in the event of a lightning strike.

Originally opened in 1973, the Haymarket Theatre is undergoing an extensive refurbishment, with 800 new seats and new sound and lighting systems being installed. The updated site will house a café/bar as well as modernised foyer and entrance areas. Doors are set to re-open to audiences in Spring 2018.

PTSG Electrical Services provides lightning protection design, installation, inspection, test and maintenance, as well as PAT, fixed wire test and repair and emergency lighting testing. With more than two centuries of collective experience in designing, supplying and installing lightning protection and earthing systems, PTSG’s team brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise to any project.



Protecting Newbury’s historic landmark

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed the upgrade of essential safety equipment to Newbury Town Council’s historic headquarters.

Newbury Town Hall is a distinctive building that dominates the town’s Market Place and is one of its most prominent buildings. The Town Hall’s clock tower is a much-loved landmark that can be seen from a distance. In September 2016 the Town Hall was hit by an ‘extreme’ bolt of lightning to the north of the building.

Following the lightning strike, Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG)’s Electrical Services Division was contracted by Newbury Town Council to upgrade the existing lightning protection system and surge installation at the Town Hall, to bring the systems up to relevant compliance standards.

The recently completed contract saw PTSG’s specialist team utilising a 35 metre truck mounted access unit to carry out the work. The team worked in close collaboration and was involved in project meetings with the client and other stakeholders to obtain the necessary permissions and licenses required, as well as effectively communicating the nature of the work to interested parties, in order to deliver the project.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division provides a wealth of maintenance services for many local authorities across the UK, working on a range of municipal buildings. The division was recently awarded a contract to provide a new lightning protection system installation at Westminster City Hall in Victoria, London SW1.


PTSG awarded ‘jumbo’ fire protection contract at Elephant Park

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a contract to provide an installation of fire protection systems at a large housing and regeneration scheme in central London.

Elephant Park is a major mixed-use development that will create almost 2,500 new homes and the largest new park in central London for 70 years. The first part of the park is already open, and work is currently progressing on the next three phases of the development which will also provide around 50 new shops, restaurants and cafes.

PTSG’s Fire Solutions Division will deploy a team of highly-trained engineers to install sprinkler systems to the site’s community hub building, and will also install a water supply to the landlord areas of the development as part of the project’s tenant fit-out.

PTSG Fire Solutions offers a tailored service for the installation and maintenance of wet risers, dry risers and sprinkler systems, emergency lighting and fire extinguisher services. The division has recently been awarded several other fire protection schemes at new property developments, including Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich and Salford’s MediaCityUK.


PTSG’s Integral Cradles contract at Sugar Quay

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG)’s specialist cradle installation business has secured an order to provide a specialist access solution for refurbishment works at a new development in the City of London.

Sugar Quay sits on a prestigious direct riverside location on the north bank of the River Thames besides the Tower of London. The former office block is being replaced with a contemporary mixed-use scheme, including 165 private residential apartments; studios, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments.

Integral Cradles, acquired by PTSG in October 2015, has been awarded a contract to provide a bespoke access solution for glass replacement and cleaning projects at the scheme. The project will be delivered to an accelerated programme and is set to be completed during 2018.

Part of PTSG’s Access and Safety division, Integral Cradles provides permanent Façade Access Equipment for new build, refurbishment and ongoing maintenance projects. The company is well-known for performing specialist access works around London, and recently delivered a complex access solution scheme at the iconic One Blackfriars’s, a 52-storey skyscraper in London’s Bankside.

A sky-scraping access solution at One Blackfriars

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG)’s specialist cradles installation business has completed a complex access solution scheme at an iconic development in London’s Bankside.

One Blackfriars is a 52-storey mixed use development at No.1 Blackfriars Road. Known informally at The Vase, it houses 247 luxury apartments and was inspired by a piece of 1950’s art; a Scandinavian glass vessel from the architect’s private collection.

Integral Cradles, part of PTSG Access and Safety, has been working at the site to deliver multiple access solutions, including installing of three Building Maintenance Units. The BMU’s have been fitted to integrate with the building’s moving doors, which were also designed and supplied by Integral Cradles Ltd, to carry the intricate cladding panels and mask the garage area. This allows the BMU’s to park away without any visual sign of the systems. Integral Cradles has worked at the site since 2015 and has worked in collaboration with the client and other stakeholders to deliver the project.

Part of PTSG Access and Safety, Integral Cradles provides permanent Façade Access Equipment for new build, refurbishment and ongoing maintenance projects. The company continues to deliver bespoke access solutions across the capital, and has previously worked on some of London’s most iconic buildings such as the The Gherkin, ‘The Cheesegrater’ Leadenhall Tower, One Hyde Park, Heathrow T2A and The HSBC Tower.

PTSG awarded contract to protect residences at new Edinburgh development

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a contract to provide lightning protection services at a residential development in Edinburgh.

Bonnington is a new residential complex developed by property company Miller Homes. Described as one of Edinburgh’s most exciting residential locations, Bonnington combines urban convenience with a sense of local character and green surroundings. The development consists of townhouses, affordable homes and apartments.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division will deploy specialist personnel to the site to install lightning protection systems to the new properties, providing safe and compliant systems for future tenants and building users.

PTSG is the UK’s leading supplier of lightning protection services including design, installation, inspection, test and maintenance for clients in a range of sectors. The group has recently secured contracts to provide lightning protection services for, amongst others, the MHA Care Group, Westminster City Hall and Battersea Power Station.