PTSG works on new branch of British Museum

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is undertaking a range of activities to safeguard operatives who will be working at height on a brand-new complex under construction for the British Museum.

The British Museum is to open a new £64 million complex, designed to increase the amount of its collections that the public are able to view. The British Museum Archaeological Research Collection, or BM Arc, is scheduled to open in 2023. The site is located at Shinfield in Berkshire, near Reading.

The centre, measuring 15,628 m2, will consist of three interconnected blocks, with areas for displays, storage and research. BM Arc is part of a planned partnership with the University of Reading.

Though the British Museum has a collection of around eight million objects, only 80,000 or so are visible at the main Bloomsbury site. The others are predominantly in storage. One of the largest of these storage sites is Blythe House in west London. This is to be sold by the government for an estimated £50 million, which will be put towards funding BM Arc. The rest of the funding will be provided by private donors.

Engineers from PTSG Access & Safety Ltd, one of PTSG’s four dedicated business divisions which provide a full range of specialist services, are installing all of the roof access equipment for BM Arc. This includes steps, levelled walkways, fall protection systems and access gantry platforms and ladders.

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PTSG works at Elizabeth Line Bond Street station

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to install a lightning protection system at Bond street station as part of the much-publicised new Elizabeth Line in London.

Also known as Crossrail, the Elizabeth Line is a 117-kilometre new railway line crossing London from west to east. At each end of its central core the line will divide into two branches: in the west to Reading and Heathrow Central; in the east to Abbey Wood and to Shenfield.

The Elizabeth Line Bond Street station will help improve accessibility and increase capacity at one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK to accommodate over 225,000 people using the Jubilee, Central and Elizabeth lines daily.

Some key facts about the station are:

Step-free from street to train
Mined-station
28m below ground
Up to 255m passenger platform length
137,000 passengers predicted per day on the Elizabeth line
24 trains per hour (peak, each way)
Interchange: Central, Jubilee

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd is one of the UK’s main suppliers of lightning protection services. The Group has offices throughout the UK and routinely undertakes projects to install, test, inspect and maintain lightning protection systems for clients in a wide range of industry sectors.

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PTSG helps safeguard buildings for Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to provide fire solutions for a large number of properties for Hammersmith & Fulham Council to help safeguard the buildings and their users.

Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council is one of 32 London borough councils. It is divided into 16 wards, electing a total of 46 councillors. It is among the four most sought after boroughs for residential properties in the United Kingdom, along with Kensington and Chelsea, the City of Westminster and Camden. It is unique in London in having three professional football clubs: Chelsea, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

Engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd are contracted to undertake the testing of dry and wet risers installed at well over 50 different sites. They make two visits per year to ensure they are operating to the required standards and to highlight and rectify any defects.

PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd is the fastest growing of the Group’s four divisions (the other three being PTSG Access & Safety Ltd, PTSG Electrical Services Ltd and PTSG Building Access Safety Ltd). It provides a full complement of fire detection and fire suppression services, as well as security solutions for clients in every industry sector.

PTSG to work at historic Horlicks factory in Slough

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver specialist fire suppression solutions as part of Phase 1 at the Horlicks redevelopment in Slough.

Berkeley Homes is contributing towards Slough Borough Council’s ambitious town centre regenerations plans, including improving roads and public transport in the borough as well as providing electric vehicle charging hubs.

The homes builder is managing this large commercial and residential scheme, which will see the creation of 1,300 new residences on the Horlicks site, incorporating 325 affordable homes of mixed tenure.

Engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd will install new sprinkler systems to keep the residences fire-safe. PTSG continues to experience extremely high demand for its fire solutions, with the installation of sprinkler systems being particularly sought after.

To date, no one has ever died in a fire with a sprinkler system in the household. PTSG aims to keep it that way, adopting the latest technology to ensure its systems become ever more sophisticated and effective.

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PTSG completes project for Jaguar Land Rover

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a project to supply specialist electrical services at a fuel farm for Jaguar Land Rover.

The work of PTSG’s specialists from its Electrical Services division involved four 15-metre masts and catenary cables linking the masts together. They also fitted copper tapes and earths at ground level to ensure that, overall, the fuel farm is safe from lightning.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited, a British multinational automotive company with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom, and a subsidiary of Indian automotive company Tata Motors. The principal activity of Jaguar Land Rover Limited is the design, development, manufacture and sale of vehicles bearing the Jaguar and Land Rover marques.

Both marques have long and complex histories prior to their merger – Jaguar going back to the 1930s and Land Rover to the 1940s – first coming together in 1968 as part of the British Leyland conglomerate, later again independent of each other, and then as subsidiaries of BMW (in the case of Land Rover), and Ford Motor Company (Jaguar). Ford acquired Land Rover from BMW in 2000 following the break-up of the former Rover Group, which was effectively the remainder of the British Leyland car producing companies.

PTSG has previously worked successfully with Jaguar Land Rover. In December 2018 the specialist services provider completed work at ‘Project Triangle’, named after the shape of the site in Gaydon. The development is one of the world’s foremost automotive product, engineering and design sites. Lang O’Rourke developed the site to create a unique landscaped campus comprising new offices and the Jaguar and Land Rover design centres. Lang O’Rourke and Crown House contracted PTSG to provide electrical services.

PTSG brought on board Reading station construction

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist electrical services at Green Park Station, a brand-new train station currently under construction in Reading, Berkshire.

The station will be run by Great Western Railway and will have two platforms. It is hoped it will ease the high volumes of traffic on the A33.

The new station will be a single storey building of 30m by 8.5m, and will include an open ticket and enquiry desk, ticket office, self-service machines and shops. The area will eventually have a new car park, cycle parking, a passenger drop-off point, a footbridge with lifts, and out of hours access.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a lightning protection system at the station to protect all staff and users in the event of an electrical storm.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd is the largest of the four business divisions of PTSG, the others being PTSG Access & Safety Ltd, PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd and PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd. The divisions work independently but can also combine forces to deliver an entire specialist services solution for customers.

PTSG wins DART project

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist electrical services in a new state-of-the-art guided mass passenger transit system in Luton.

In April 2016 Luton Airport’s owner announced a proposal to connect the airport with Luton Airport Parkway station and the adjacent part of the town which is being upgraded via an automated guided people mover. DART is an acronym for Direct Air-Rail Transit. It is scheduled to open in 2021 and will replace the existing Shuttle Bus, relieving its roads in peak times and providing a higher capacity.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a new lightning protection system to safeguard the new system and its users in the event of an electrical storm.

The project reached a milestone at the start of December 2019 when the 1,000-tonne Gateway Bridge was put in place over the A1081. Once operational in 2021, the £225m Luton DART will speed travellers between Luton Airport Parkway station and London Luton Airport in well under four minutes.

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PTSG to work at iconic London events space

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist electrical services at Olympia London, which is to become a world-leading cultural hub.

Olympia London is a 134-year-old venue that is undergoing an enormous development. The vision is to create a centre for creativity and innovation that will celebrate British heritage while ensuring the capital has a world-class events space for generations to come.

Key features of the project include:

  • 1,500-seat theatre
  • A 1,000-seat performing arts venue
  • Two hotels
  • A four-screen cinema
  • 670,000sq ft of creative office space, including new co-working space
  • Upgrades to the existing spaces to turn Olympia London into one of the world’s top exhibition and event centres
  • A 200,000sq ft logistics centre

PTSG is proud to be involved in this prestigious project. Engineers from its Electrical Services division will install a brand new lightning protection system at the redeveloped venue, providing vital safeguards for the future.

The project will see around 3,000 construction jobs created during its five-year duration, as well as 5,400 new jobs for Hammersmith and Fulham and £9 million of annual consumer spending in the London Borough.

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PTSG to provide specialist services at historic Oxburgh Hall

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to provide specialist electrical services at Oxburgh Hall, one of East Anglia’s most outstanding and enduring architectural treasures.

Oxburgh Hall is a moated country house in Oxborough, Norfolk. It was built for Sir Edmund Bedingfield in the late 15th century and the family has lived at the hall since its construction, although ownership passed to the National Trust for places of historic interest or natural beauty in 1952.

A £6million project is underway, which will see repairs carried out to the roof, windows, chimneys and medieval gatehouse façade, securing Oxburgh’s future. The 500-year-old building is surrounded by a moat, adding a significant challenge for workers. The ambitious conservation project will take until 2021 to complete.

The project came about after the unexpected collapse of a dormer window in 2016, which after further investigation, exposed a structural weakness to the roofline. Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will be installing a new lightning protection system at the structure protecting it in the event of an electrical storm.

PTSG has worked on a number of buildings in the National Trust portfolio, delivering specialist services to ensure they are safe for future generations. One such site is Falklands Place in Scotland, which was used as one of the filming locations for the 2008 film Outlander. PTSG’s engineers upgraded the existing lightning protection system at the structure, going to great lengths to ensure all work blended seamlessly with the original historic stonework.

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PTSG delivers specialist services for Jersey Government

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to provide vital access and safety services for the government of Jersey.

The central government of the Bailiwick of Jersey is led by the Chief Minister, who selects all the remaining ministers. Jersey is divided in 12 parishes, which are further divided into vingtaines – divisions that are historic. The largest is St Helier, the capital of the island and the location of the headquarters of the government. Saint Helier also set the record for the most sunshine ever reported in one calendar year in the British Isles, at 2,340 hours in 1893.

Engineers will deliver the testing of fall arrest equipment in place at 15 different sites, ensuring all are fully compliant with the latest regulations.

PTSG has also done a great deal of work 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.

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