PTSG’s regular partner, Engie, lands 40-year contract with Newcastle Council

Energy firm Engie has entered into a long-term contract with Newcastle Council worth £20m over the next 40 years.

ENGIE is a French multinational electric utility company, headquartered in La Défense, Courbevoie, which operates in the fields of electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy. This new contract will see Engie providing design, build, operation and maintenance of district energy schemes as well as contributions to funding and a project development role in partnership with NCC.

Engie is an established, first-tier partner of Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG). Engie has contracted the Group’s engineers to provide a range of expert services over a number of years, including access maintenance work at Liverpool Central Library and fixed wire and emergency light testing at hospitals and a police station in Wales.

Partnership working has featured strongly in PTSG’s portfolio of 17,000 buildings over the last 11 years. Other first-tier partners include Skanska, Mitie and Multiplex. The Group has also partnered a large number of organisations which are household names in the UK, including Marks & Spencer, British Airways and HSBC.

PTSG received the Partners in Corporate: Private Sector award at the 2018 PFM Partnership Awards. This was for the design and installation two of the world’s largest BMUs at The Scalpel in the capital, through the Group’s London-based cradles specialist, Integral Cradles.

‘Turned out nice’ for Formby thanks to PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has recently completed a contract with a leading Liverpool fitness centre, Sports Direct Fitness.

Most commonly known for its sports stores, Sports Direct Fitness Centre is situated in Formby, just north of Liverpool. Established in 1982, Sports Direct is the UK’s largest sports-goods retailer and operates roughly 670 stores worldwide. The retail group also owns a large number of branded gyms and fitness centres across the country.

The Group’s skilled engineers visited the site to inspect the building’s fixed ladder system. PTSG ensures that all fixed ladder systems work in accordance with the BS EN 14122:2004 standard. It is essential that this type of equipment is tested to reduce risks of accidents when working at height.

PTSG’s Access and Safety division employs some of the industry’s leading specialist in providing ideal solutions for identified fall-risks for employees working at height. Through a combination of strategic acquisitions and organic growth, the Group has grown rapidly to become the UK’s leading access and safety service provider.

PTSG wins Access & Safety contract at Newham Sixth Form College

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has won a one-year contract with Newham Sixth Form College to carry our cradles maintenance work.

Newham Sixth Form College (Newvic College) is London’s largest sixth form college, situated in East London, with over 2,500 full-time students. A comprehensive redevelopment is underway to create ‘beautiful functional spaces’ on the campus. Phase 1 provides 2,800m2 of new floor space and consist of a new library, student services facility and entrance block at the front of the campus.

Engineers from PTSG’s Cradles South division have entered into a maintenance contract, which runs from October 2018 to the end of September 2019. The Group’s Access & Safety division has a nationwide presence, with a huge portfolio of buildings in London and the south, where its operatives install, test and maintain permanently installed façade access equipment and fall arrest equipment.

PTSG to deliver ‘bostin’ contract at Birmingham University

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted by BAM to provide expert services at the Aston Student Villages in Birmingham.

The Aston Student Villages are a residences project providing 2,350 en-suite bedrooms on Aston University’s campus in Birmingham City Centre. PTSG’s engineers have the dual task of re-instating the excavated plinth and completing a thorough maintenance and testing of the suspended access equipment.

This project is indicative of how PTSG works seamlessly with large, first-tier organisations such as BAM, providing multiple niche specialist services to ensure buildings are safe, efficient and fully functional.

PTSG has a large and ever-expanding portfolio of buildings in the education sector. It has provided numerous schools and universities throughout the UK with a range of products and services from electrical testing to installing and testing Mansafe systems and, more recently, the installation and testing of sprinkler systems and other fire safety and suppression measures.

PTSG goes to work at Manchester office building

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is nearing the end of a cradles maintenance contract at a major office building in Manchester.

17 York Street is situated in the city centre, on the corner of York Street and Fountain Street. It is a prominent, purpose-built office building with units available over six floors. The 5th and 6th floors can be split to offer units from 4,000 square feet to 16,534 square feet.

Engineers from PTSG’s cradles maintenance division routinely provide maintenance, inspection, testing and repair services for all types of equipment at buildings like 17 York Street, including building maintenance units, gantry systems, cradle systems, monorail systems and lifting equipment.

Access & Safety was the first of PTSG’s four business divisions to be established and its engineers are some of the most experienced practitioners working in the industry today. With a contract renewal rate above 85%, PTSG develops lasting relationships with the vast majority of its clients, which is testament to the high quality of workmanship and customer service. The Group is also renowned for its uncompromising approach to safety and was proud to receive its seventh consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal in 2018.

PTSG secures another contract with M&S

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted by Marks & Spencer to undertake fall arrest work at one of the company’s leading London stores.

The Group’s engineers will provide planned preventative maintenance (PPM) of Mansafe equipment at the store at 10 Cardinal Place, a retail and office development near Victoria station and opposite Westminster Cathedral.

Marks & Spencer is an enduring retail brand, which began in 1894 in a small shop in Manchester, and now boasts more than 300 stores in the UK and 400 stores worldwide. It is one of Britain’s most reliable and trusted stores, famed for selling high quality food, clothing and lingerie and household goods.

PTSG has established an equally enduring partnership with the retail giant. The Group was originally commissioned by M&S to carry out fall arrest testing at a handful of its stores. Following continued successful delivery, PTSG now delivers a wide range of services, including cradle maintenance, fall arrest and lightning protection across many stores nationwide. Its engineers also provide cost-effective suggestions and solutions to M&S.

Lloyds banks on PTSG’s access expertise

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has started work on a manual maintenance contract for Lloyds Banking Group in Birmingham.

PTSG’s cradles maintenance team will work closely with established partner and first tier contractor, Mitie. The contract runs from September of this year until August 2019 and involves the maintenance of safety access equipment at Lloyds Banking Group’s building in Colmore Row, Birmingham.

Colmore Row runs from Victoria Square to just beyond Snow Hill station and is traditionally the city’s most prestigious business address. It was developed in the 18th century and is characterised by elegant Georgian and Victorian buildings. As a sign of the times, a Starbucks now stands next door to the Lloyds Banking building.

With engineers based in a number of regional locations throughout the UK, PTSG offers national coverage – not only for access and safety work but for a wide range of services within PTSG’s other three business divisions: electrical services, building access specialists and Fire Solutions. These divisions operate separately but often coordinate with each other to offer clients multiple expert services, saving them the time and cost of finding numerous niche specialist service providers.

PTSG features strongly in PFM magazine

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has features heavily in December’s PFM magazine.

The latest issue of PFM reports on the PFM Partnership Awards that were held in a ceremony at The Brewery in London on 7th November. It was the 25th anniversary celebration of the awards and PTSG was proud to take centre-stage twice: as the winner of the award for Partners in Corporate – Private sector, for the partnership between London cradles division Integral Cradles and Skanska; and as the winner of the award for Achievement in Facilities Technology for its proprietary software, Clarity.

PTSG’s CEO Paul Teasdale commented: “It is a privilege to be a double winner at this year’s Partnership Awards and to be featured in the December issue of PFM magazine alongside many of the industry’s leading names.

“PTSG has already featured in PFM magazine on three previous occasions this year – focusing on the work that we do to safeguard buildings and their users in the event of a fire, and our unwavering approach to protecting the health and safety of everyone involved in our projects. 2018 has been hugely successful for the Group and it is always very gratifying to be recognised in respected trade publications such as PFM. We are now looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead in 2019.”

PTSG’s engineers see the Light in Leeds

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is to carry out the annual maintenance of suspended access installations at The Light in Leeds.

The Light is situated on the Headrow in Leeds and is one of the city’s leading leisure and retail centres. It was created by building a glass roof over Upper Fountaine Street and Cross Fountaine Street to create an arcade between two listed buildings, Permanent House and the Headrow Buildings.

The Group’s Cradles engineers carry out a large number of medium- and long-term contracts to install, maintain, test and certify access and safety systems such as the one in place at the Light. They can also be mobilised at very short notice for emergencies.

PTSG Access and Safety is the largest provider of cradle maintenance services for permanently installed suspended access equipment in the UK. They work primarily on equipment such as building maintenance units, cradle systems, monorails, gantries and travelling ladders ensuring that they are safe to use.

PTSG wins contract at Glasgow Cathedral

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a further Access & Safety contract with established client Historic Scotland.

The Group’s fall arrest engineers will attend Glasgow Cathedral, where they will install PVC walkways along the building’s copper gutters around the roof edge. The structure itself is the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland and the oldest building in Glasgow.

PTSG’s partnership with Historic Scotland began in 2016, when it was contracted to carry out annual testing of lightning protection systems at 37 properties across the country as well as any remedial works needed. This helps to safeguard the future of some of Scotland’s most iconic buildings. As with many of the Group’s contracts, it has been extended to include further niche services, including this new project at Glasgow Cathedral. Earlier this year, PTSG and Historic Scotland were shortlisted together for a top PFM industry award for their work at Stirling Castle and at the bridge in the town.

PTSG’s Access & Safety division is the longest-established of its four divisions and its engineers have vast experience of working with historic buildings as well as buildings from a wide range of sectors. The Group’s other three discrete but complementary divisions are Electrical Services, Building Access Specialists and Fire Solutions.