PTSG delivers specialist services at new arena in Swansea

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver lightning protection at the new Swansea Arena, currently under construction as part of a major £135m transformation scheme which includes new parkland, homes, commercial units and almost 1,000 parking spaces.

Work on the arena site by main contractor Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has continued during the recent period of restrictions, in line with Government and industry guidance which allows construction to continue. All parts of the scheme are due to open in the second half of next year.

All structures of a certain height should have a lightning protection system to provide invaluable protection from electrical storms. Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon—about 100 strike Earth’s surface every single second. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity.

PTSG installs, inspects, services and maintains lightning protection systems for customers in all industry sectors. Its engineers also specialise in surge protection systems, which protect electrical equipment and circuits from electrical surges, which can result in thousands of pounds of damage in unprotected buildings.

PTSG to deliver services at medical centres

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to install lightning protection at two medical centres in the south and west of England.

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, an independent registered charity, cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. Care is also provided for patients’ loved ones.

Maggie’s Southampton is a centre providing specialist cancer care in the city, working in partnership with the  University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. There are Maggie’s centres throughout the UK and also overseas in Barcelona, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Both facilities will benefit from new a lightning protection system installed by engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. The division, one of four in the Group, combines the talent and experience of some of the UK’s leading practitioners in their field. In lightning protection, this includes JW Gray – dating back to 1835, it is believed to be the oldest trading service provider of its kind in the UK, possibly even in Europe. Further companies acquired in the south west, north west, midlands and Scotland give PTSG a national reach.

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PTSG lands multi-disciplinary contract at Fishergate Centre

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide a range of specialist services at Fishergate Shopping Centre in Preston.

The shopping centre opened in the 1980s as part of a development to revive the western end of Preston’s main street, Fishergate. It is the second largest shopping centre in Preston city centre, the largest being St George’s Shopping Centre (formerly The Mall). It features a wide range of shops including men’s, women’s and children’s fashions, health and beauty, homeware, department stores, gift and tech outlets.

PTSG will be delivering maintenance services for the lightning protection system and fall arrest equipment installed at the centre. PTSG routinely provides multiple specialist services for customers who are looking for a complete solution at their project. This approach is more efficient, convenient and can also deliver cost savings.

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PTSG delivers lightning protection services at two hospitals

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to install lightning protection systems and related electrical works at two different hospital sites in England.

At New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, two new wards are being built in an effort to treat patients with the COVID-19 virus and to allow the hospital to increase its bed numbers.

In Bristol, the Nightingale Hospital was officially opened virtually by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, on the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)’s Frenchay campus. The Earl of Wessex said at the opening:

“I am delighted that the Severn hospital network now has this extraordinary facility to help in the fight against COVID-19. Sincere congratulations must go to each and every one of you involved in constructing this hospital in just 24 days. A quite remarkable achievement and one you should be justly proud of. Particular thanks ought to go to the University of the West of England for allowing part of its Frenchay campus to be used.”

PTSG was contracted to install lightning protection and earthing upgrade works to assist with setting up the Bristol Nightingale Hospital.

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PTSG to provide specialist services in Petty France, London

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has added to its HM Government portfolio with a new contract at 70-78 Petty France in London.

Petty France is a largely residential area within the Cities of London and Westminster; 70-78 Petty France is part of the Ministry of Justice portfolio. Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will carry out portable appliance testing (PAT) in this new contract.

PTSG has, for many years, delivered specialist services for Her Majesty’s Government – across many different disciplines, for a range of departments. It’s a sustainable relationship which has developed over the years so that PTSG is now viewed as a provider that is trusted to deliver in all areas of facilities management. PTSG is also delivering (PAT) and electrical installation condition reporting (EICR) at over 200 sites nationwide for the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.

The Group’s other divisions, in particular PTSG Access & Safety, deliver a range of further multi-disciplinary services for other government departments including Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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PTSG celebrates Commonwealth Games win!

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a contract to install lightning protection at the site of the new Athletes’ Village in Perry Barr, where the Commonwealth Games will take place in 2022.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a new lightning protection system on Plot 7 of the development. Plot 7 – Station Plaza – is divided into two distinct areas: the housing block and the ‘marker’ building creating a public space fronting the development, and a courtyard between the housing blocks.

Birmingham City Council has authority to make acquisitions in the Perry Barr area to deliver a regeneration scheme for the Commonwealth Games in 2022, which includes the Athletes’ Village, significant transport and connectivity improvements, improvements to the environment and new commercial and residential developments.

PTSG is the UK’s leading provider of lightning protection services and electrical compliance services. One of the Group’s constituent companies, JW Gray, is believed to be the oldest trading lightning protection company in the UK, possibly even in Europe.

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As Mental Health Awareness Week comes to a close, PTSG’s drive continues

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week began on Monday 18th May and finished on Sunday 24th. The theme is kindness.

The official website: provides a number of useful resources on this theme, including a ‘Kindness Matters Guide’, sharing stories, official research and public policy on why kindness matters, as well as a FAQ section. Ultimately, the aim is to get more individuals and organisations to get involved and help raise the profile of mental health so that more people can receive the help they need.

Supporting people with mental health and wellbeing concerns sits alongside other important corporate issues, such as safety, and is an ongoing priority for the leadership team at Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG). It is PTSG’s aim that mental and physical wellbeing are addressed as one. Around one in six people experience a mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. For an organisation the size of PTSG, that could represent around 220 of its people. PTSG’s growing workforce is regarded its most important asset and as such has benefited from the Group’s structured and focused approach to health and well-being – being able to access professional and confidential help to address concerns before they become serious problems.

During the final week of February, Terry Wilcock (Director of Health and Safety) and Paul Campbell (Group Trainer and NVQ Assessor) presented the concept behind mental health first aid (MHFA) in a special training course for staff. As a result of the course, Paul Campbell achieved the qualification Mental Health First Aid Trainer through Mental Health First Aid England.

PTSG provides specialist services at Hackney academies

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has received instruction from Hackney Council to carry our fall arrest testing services at 11 academy schools in the borough.

Engineers from PTSG Access & Safety Ltd will perform the inspection and testing of fall arrest equipment – typically guardrails or other barriers used to protect operatives working at height on building façades.

PTSG is one of the UK’s leading providers of access and safety services to customers in all industry sectors. This encompasses all types of equipment that allows engineers to safely access all areas of every kind of building to carry out specialist services – from the testing and certification of roof anchor points to the design and installation of the world’s largest building maintenance units.

PTSG has a large and growing portfolio of buildings in the education sector. As well as providing fall arrest services at schools and universities, the Group also provides fire solutions, electrical services and high-level cleaning and reparation works. Its four business divisions work independently but can also combine to deliver a complete specialist services solution, ensuring customers experience greater convenience and often cost savings.

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PTSG to make new London development fire-safe

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been appointed by Cogent Projects to install the commercial and residential sprinkler system at the new Marshgate development site in London.

It was recently announced that the design work has commenced on this upcoming project, which is located in close proximity to the Olympic Park, London Stadium and Pudding Mill Lane Station. The new development will include 75 high-specification apartments, incorporated within two towers (four and eight storeys high). They are situated on top of four floors of new work space offices with a combined floor space of over 5000m².

In addition to sprinkler systems, PTSG designs, installs and maintains dry and wet riser systems, tests and inspect fire hydrants and also provides fire safety training and risk assessments. The Group’s complete fire protection solutions ensure customers’ facilities remain safe and compliant. PTSG has built a strong reputation for providing a thorough and high-quality service, which is vital when the stakes are so high.

PTSG to deliver access and safety services at luxury Chelsea apartments

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to carry out a series of specialist services at one of London’s most desirable new residential developments.

Working with BAM Facilities Management, engineers from two of PTSG’s four business divisions will deliver servicing of fall arrest equipment including Mansafe systems and eyebolts at the new apartment blocks that make up Chelsea Creek.

Situated across 7.5 acres, Chelsea Creek has been described as London’s newest and most fashionable waterside development, combining stylish city living with blissful tranquillity. It offers a one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in a series of contemporary residential blocks. The development is a stone’s throw away from the famous King’s Road.

Integrated Facilities Management BAM has been delivering facilities management services to customers throughout the UK for almost 20 years. The company delivers support services to customers in the education, healthcare, retail and commercial sectors.

PTSG works with a large number of first tier contractors such as BAM Facilities Management, delivering specialist electrical services, high-level cleaning and repairs and fire solutions – in addition to its access and safety services. Increasingly, the Group delivers a combination of bundled services, delivering unbeatable convenience for its customers.