PTSG to provide specialist services at National Archives Building

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has secured a contract to provide an access and safety solution at the National Archive Building in Kew.

Engineers from PTSG Access & Safety Ltd. will deliver a bespoke walkway and handrail solution to enable operatives to carry out maintenance services safely and securely.

The National Archives is a non-ministerial governmental department; it is the official archive of the UK government and for England and Wales; and guardian of some of the nation’s most iconic documents, dating back more than 1,000 years.

PTSG is entrusted to provide access and safety solutions for leading clients in numerous industry sectors – both design and installation and test and inspection. A recently completed fall arrest system for Standard Life has enabled the safe cleaning of windows at the organisation’s headquarters in the heart of historic Edinburgh. The solution included the design of an access system to enable engineers to safely reach the building’s balconies.

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PTSG takes centre stage

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd is to upgrade the lightning protection systems in place at London’s Vaudeville and Palace theatres.

The venues are part of Nimax Theatres Ltd, a theatre group which was formed in 2005 by the purchase of four of London’s playhouses from Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Palace Theatre was the last to join the group in 2012.

Both buildings were originally built in the Victorian era and occupy prominent positions in the West End. PTSG is highly experienced in working with historic buildings, providing a range of different specialist services. Its London-based office, trading as JW Gray, is believed to be the oldest trading company providing lightning protection services within the UK and possibly even Europe.

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PTSG to provide multiple specialist services for logistics giant

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has secured a three-year contract with Kuehne + Nagel to provide a range of specialist services at 103 sites throughout the UK.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will test the performance of a number of lightning protection and electrical systems; at-height specialists from PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd will perform gutter cleaning services in a variety of locations.

Kuehne + Nagel International AG is a global transport and logistics provider based in Switzerland. In 2010, the company was the leading global freight forwarder, accounting for 15% of the world’s air and sea freight business by revenue. As of 2017, it had more than 1,300 offices in over 100 countries, with around 82,000 employees.

PTSG is proud to be part of the supply chain for world-renowned organisations including Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC, British Airways and the NHS. Kuehne + Nagel is a significant addition to the Group’s already impressive buildings portfolio.

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PTSG in final stages of London Scalpel project

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is assisting with the final clean of 52 Lime Street in London – nicknamed “The Scalpel” – before handing over to the client.

The Scalpel is 190 metres tall, offers 35 levels of office space, over 500,000 square feet of commercial space and over 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The Group’s London-based Access & Safety team designed and installed two building maintenance units (BMUs)at the new structure – two of the world’s largest, in fact. Their specialists also created a series of intricate moving roofs in which to house the BMUs.

PTSG was hired for its specialist services at The Scalpel through first-tier contractor Skanska. The two organisations have enjoyed a successful collaborative relationship over a number of years, with PTSG able to mobilise quickly to provide multiple specialist services on different projects.

The Scalpel takes its place in the city alongside The Gherkin and The Cheesegrater, contributing to one of the most recognised skylines in the world. Both of these buildings also benefit from access solutions designed and installed by PTSG’s London-based Access & Safety team.

PTSG protects buildings for City of London Corporation

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a contract to provide lightning protection services for the City of London Corporation.

The City of London Corporation, officially and legally the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, is the municipal governing body of the City. Early Streamer Emission (ESE) Systems are favoured by the corporation as a means of protecting buildings and consumer units in the event of a lightning strike or electrical surge.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will be installing and updating ESE units at various sites across the city, including the Barbican Estate, home of the Barbican performing arts centre.

PTSG provides the full range of lightning protection services for clients across a wide range of industry sectors. This includes the design, installation, upgrade and testing of lightning protection, earthing and surge protection systems.

PTSG’s specialist services divisions work in tandem on London projects

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is utilising its multiple-services capability to great effect on a number of new installations in London for Real Estate Management UK Ltd.

Teams from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. and PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd. are working collaboratively, with electrical engineers installing lightning protection systems while directing abseil technicians for the installation of lightning conduction tape.

Three of the larger elements of the project are:

  • Patmore Estate – a housing estate in Battersea, South London. The 28 red-brick apartments were built in the 1950s.
  • Wates Construction (a UK-wide contractor) – a site office in Lincoln Court on Bethune Road, North London.
  • 1-7 Charter Court, Osbourne Road, North London.

There are also a number of smaller works being carried out as part of the collaboration between PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. and PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd.

This project underlines the advantage PTSG offers over other specialist services providers, most of which provide only one service. PTSG, in providing many different specialist services, often meets clients’ complete requirements.

PTSG to tailor specialist services solution for Ted Baker

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has secured a contract with established partner Mitie to provide lightning protection services for Ted Baker’s UK stores.

Ted Baker is a luxury British clothing retail company with around 200 stores throughout the UK and 550 worldwide. The Ted Baker range is also sold by other retailers in stores of the John Lewis partnership and House of Fraser.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will be testing and inspecting the lightning protection systems in place at all 200 of the UK stores. PTSG is the UK market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems.

A previous and highly successful partnership between PTSG and Mitie saw the Group’s electrical services engineers design and install an innovative mansafe system at Heathrow Airport to keep all grounds maintenance staff safe.

PTSG’s partnership with Mitie is typical of many of the Group’s working relationships with first-tier contractors, delivering a wide range of specialist services for clients in many different industry sectors.

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PTSG to deliver another access solution at Salesforce Tower

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has secured an order for a bespoke access solution at Salesforce Tower, located at 110 Bishopsgate, London.

In 2011, PTSG’s London-based specialist Access & Safety team supplied and installed the following at Salesforce Tower: three fixed-base stainless steel clad BMUs, complete with glass lifting winch, 11 atria rail systems complete with a total of 22 manual suspension trollies and a modular cradle. In addition, two. MEWPs were supplied.

This new contract will see PTSG’s specialists install a bespoke access platform and monorail to an architectural staircase. Salesforce Tower, previously known as Heron Tower, was designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Architects. It stands at 230 meters tall, including its 28-metre mast, making it the tallest building in the City of London financial district and the third tallest in Greater London and the United Kingdom.

PTSG’s London-based Access & Safety team has worked on some of the capital’s most famous and iconic buildings, including Leadenhall Tower (nicknamed “The Cheesgrater”), 52 Lime Street (known as “The Scalpel”) and 30 St Mary’s Axe (known as “The Gherkin”).

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PTSG to return to Sheffield Hallam University

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a new contract which will see its engineers return to Sheffield Hallam University to deliver lightning protection services.

The Group has provided a range of specialist services for the university over the past few years. In this new contract, engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will test and maintain the lightning protection system in place at the campus, with the opportunity to upgrade some of the systems on older Unite buildings currently under redevelopment.

PTSG has a large buildings portfolio in the education sector and has partnered with Unite for a number of years. The Group’s engineers visit designated UNITE sites across the UK to assess compliance and to deliver planned and unscheduled maintenance.

PTSG previously carried out Working at Height (WaH) training across the whole of UNITE’s UK portfolio to ensure its FM team is fully trained in the safe use and operation of the fall arrest equipment.

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Lloyds Banking Group re-invests with PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been called upon once more by Lloyds Banking Group for the provision of specialist services from its Access & Safety division.

The Group’s engineers will be delivering a range of services for the banking giant – through first-tier contractor Mitie – including suspended access, lifting and fall protection. Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will also provide a range of lightning protection services.

Paul Teasdale, PTSG’s CEO, said: “PTSG and Lloyds Banking Group have developed a great working partnership together, so I am delighted that the contract has been renewed. The strength of the partnership was underlined when the two organisations were previously nominated for a PFM Partnership Award.”

PTSG delivers an increasing number of multiple-services contracts for its clients. What often begins as a single specialist service may be extended to include further services from within the Group, from fire solutions to high-level cleaning. This invariably saves them money, as well as ensuring a single point of contact for all services, with a far more focused approach to the servicing of their assets.

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