PTSG to deliver specialist services for Barlinnie prison

Access & Safety engineers from Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) have been contracted to provide specialist services at HMP Prison Barlinnie in Glasgow.

HM Prison Barlinnie is the largest prison in Scotland, holding well over 1,000 prisoners. It is operated by the Scottish Prison Service and is located in the residential suburb of Riddrie, in the north east of Glasgow, Scotland. It is informally known locally as The Big Hoose and Bar-L.

PTSG Access & Safety Ltd will install a new fall arrest system, consisting of walkway and handrail, to the roof area of the building. Such systems are essential to ensure building maintenance operatives remain safe when they carry out their work at height. PTSG’s engineers deliver the full range of fall arrest equipment; they work with other key elements in the supply chain to design access strategies for new build projects, refurbishments, retrofits and heritage buildings.

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PTSG premieres in Leicester Square for Radisson Hotel

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has secured a contract to provide specialist services at Radisson Hotel Group’s Central London building.

Radisson is an international hotel chain founded in America in 1909. Radisson Blu is the brand name for Radisson hotels located outside the United States. Radisson Blu in Leicester Square is a 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of the capital’s iconic film and theatre land.

Engineers from PTSG Access & Safety Ltd will be delivering a solution to maintain the classic redbrick façade of the building, employing specialist abseil techniques to carry out the work.

PTSG is highly experienced in using rope access techniques to work at height. This is generally considered to be the safest method known to the industry of reaching high and awkward places. PTSG’s engineering teams design and install unique systems to suit customers’ specific requirements and by using tried, tested and approved techniques they access buildings safely, quickly and cost-effectively.

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PTSG assists with Principal Tower handover

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is playing a key role in the practical completion of Principal Tower, a luxury residential apartment block comprised of 50 storeys.

Global construction company Multiplex is the main contractor on the project. PTSG has a long and successful working relationship with Multiplex, having collaborated a number of times in recent years.

On this project, Multiplex has created a mixture of one, two- and three-bedroom units as well as a duplex penthouse spread over a total of 322,500 square feet together with 5,000 square feet of leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool and gym. The ground floor features a double-height foyer (with glass) and a sweeping staircase, together with 2,700 square feet of retail space, whilst the basement offers two levels of secure underground parking and cycle facilities. The project also includes two other buildings of shared ownership and social housing, connected by a single-storey multi-use building.

Principal Tower is another significant building in the capital for which PTSG’s London-based Access & Safety team has provided access solutions. Others include The Scalpel, The Gherkin and The Cheesegrater – all of which contribute to the city’s unique skyline.

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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 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 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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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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PTSG Access & Safety Ltd. works for Scottish Government

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a range of access and safety works with the Scottish Government.

The contract involves training and remedial works in the Fall Arrest Testing area of business and will ensure that government sites are compliant and that its staff are fully trained and competent.

The Scottish Government was established in 1999 as the Scottish Executive under the Scotland Act 1998, which created a devolved administration for Scotland in line with the result of the 1997 referendum on Scottish devolution. Following increasing use of the name “government” in place of “executive” during the first decade of the 21st century, its name was formally changed in law to Scottish Government by the Scotland Act 2012.

PTSG’s certificates are among the most comprehensive in the industry, giving over 2,000 clients peace of mind and a high level of certainty that the equipment being used is absolutely safe and fit for purpose.

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PTSG’s Morrisons portfolio continues to grow

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has received an order to carry out fall arrest testing services for Morrisons supermarkets.

Over the past few years, PTSG has developed a strong collaborative relationship with Morrisons, inspecting, testing, refurbishing and replacing existing fall arrest equipment at the supermarket giant’s national portfolio of stores and distribution centres. This latest contract involves 350 metres of handrail at Morrisons’ Glasgow site.

The company was founded by William Morrison in 1899, who started the business as an egg and butter merchant in Rawson Market, Bradford, operating under the name Wm Morrison Limited. In 1967, Morrisons became a public limited company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

PTSG Access & Safety Ltd. is the Group’s founding business division. In addition to fall arrest testing services, its engineers also install a full range of safety equipment for all aspects of working at height, and they install and maintain access equipment including building maintenance units, cradle systems, monorail systems, fixed and movable davits, travelling ladders and gantries.

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PTSG awarded major contract with JLL

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded the entire suite of specialist services for JLL, the commercial property and investment management giant.

Engineers from the Group’s various divisions will be providing a range of specialist services including fixed wire and fall arrest testing.

Prior to the new contract, Integral UK Ltd. (a JLL company) provided a portion of the specialist services for JLL, with Mitie providing the reminder.

JLL is the second-largest company of its kind in the world., smaller only than CBRE Group. The company’s headquarters are in the Aon Center, Chicago, but there are over 300 offices worldwide in 80 countries.

PTSG undertakes multi-disciplinary specialist services for some of the world’s leading companies, either directly for well-known names like M&S and the NHS, or by working with large tier 1 contractors such as Engie, Mitie or Skanska.

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