Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed the first phase of a major project for Blackpool Council, providing a series of vital repairs to Blackpool Tower.
Following an open tender process towards the end of 2018, specialists from PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd (from the Group’s Edinburgh office) began working on the contract in January 2019. There were two main elements to the repair work. The first was the replacement and renewal of structural steelwork at the base of the tower.
There were two main considerations that PTSG had to keep in mind at all times:
- All work was safety-critical due to the age of the tower.
- As Blackpool Tower is a Grade I listed building, all work performed had to be approved by the heritage committee prior to being undertaken. Any parts of the structure that were renewed had to be replaced with like-for-like materials.
This was the first time some of the tower’s steel had been renewed or replaced, and crucial sections had corroded over its 125-year life span. Towards the end of Phase I, PTSG’s team was on site 24-hours a day for a full week to ensure crucial deadlines were being met and that the works were carried out uninterrupted, due to the significance to the overall structural integrity of the tower.
PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd is now in the early stages of Phase II of the contract with Blackpool Council, which is to provide ongoing maintenance work for up to four years, with the contract being renewed after each one-year period.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is nearing completion of a contract to improve Lincoln’s Waterside Shopping Centre, through high-level works.
Engineers from PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd. began working on the contract in the summer of 2018. They have performed a series of repair works and redecoration to the façade render of the centre using a variety of access techniques including abseiling, mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and scaffolding.
Waterside Shopping Centre is situated in the centre of Lincoln, by the River Witham. Opened in 1992, it continues to thrive and be a vital part of Lincoln’s economy. Restricted access presented challenges for the team at times, but PTSG’s experienced engineers overcame these through the variety of techniques and equipment at their disposal.
PTSG has been trusted to deliver niche services for some of the UK’s most prestigious buildings. A recent project involving PTSG Building Access Specialist Ltd’s engineers saw its team carry out vital repairs to the Balmoral Hotel. Bordered by the Waverley Shopping Mall and Edinburgh Waverley Station, as well as being on one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, engineers successfully scaled the heights of the building to complete emergency repairs to the stonework as well as painting over 500 windows.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a high-level cleaning contract at an exclusive North London residential development.
Chelsea Island is a unique development of 89 high-end apartments in SW10. The development will introduce 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments, private rooftop courtyards and outdoor spaces for residents. The remit of PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd. is to undertake cleaning of all external windows, including frames and balcony glazing.
PTSG’s engineers will gain access to the windows via IRATA approved abseil methods and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Access to the balcony demises will be required for LOLER certified temporary anchorage systems (Dead Weighted Trolleys) to be erected.
The high-level cleaning work performed by PTSG’s Building Access Specialists often complements other specialist services from within this business division, including reparation to cladding or masonry, roof maintenance and gutter cleaning – amongst others.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is carrying out a high-level installation contract at Royal Wharf, a residential and commercial development on the former site of Minoco Wharf, on the north bank of the River Thames.
The development is a joint venture between Ballymore Group and Oxley Holdings and includes 3,385 residential units and 10,000 square metres of retail and commercial space. PTSG’s Building Access Specialists, who are skilled in a range of specialist access techniques, are undertaking the work, the scope of which includes the installation of window surrounds, fixing channels and the power-coated aluminium window surrounds.
PTSG works on a great many residential and commercial developments of this kind, employing rope access, steeplejack techniques, scaffolding and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to access all parts of buildings, no matter how tall or difficult. Services range from façade and cladding cleaning to graffiti removal, the reparation of industrial chimney towers and the maintenance of stonework on historic buildings.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is working on a major high-level repair contract at Lincoln’s Waterside Shopping Centre.
Engineers from PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd. are carrying out repairs to the façade render at the centre. They are skilled in a variety of access methods including rope access, steeplejack techniques, MEWPs and scaffolding, allowing vital improvements to be made to all parts of the building. Work began in 2018 and is ongoing. Waterside Shopping Centre is situated in the centre of Lincoln, by the River Witham. Opened in 1992, it continues to thrive and be a vital part of Lincoln’s economy.
PTSG has acquired a leading reputation in the UK for its ability to access building of all kinds in order to carry out a range of niche specialist services. In addition to high-level repairs, its engineers also undertake decoration, roof maintenance, signage and cleaning works to modern and historical buildings.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) Building Access Specialists division has secured a contract to carry out high-levels repairs on site at WSP Textiles Ltd. in Stroud.
WSP Textiles Ltd, which is part of the Peltzer and Fils Group and owner of Iwan Simonis and Saluc of Belgium, is the only company in the world that is dedicated exclusively to manufacturing worsted cloth for billiard tables. Iwan Simonis was founded in Verviers, Belgium, on the banks of the river Vesdre in 1680 and the factory in Verviers is still producing cloth for billiard tables today.
The Group’s skilled steeplejacks attended the site to carry out high-level repairs to two steel chimneys. Ladders were applied to both chimneys in preparation for the works. The chimneys were wire-greased, cleaned and painted. Engineers visited the site on two separate occasions to ensure that at least one chimney was in operation at all times.
From external windshield inspections to internal relining works, PTSG can provide bespoke solutions to any problem that may develop in large steel chimneys. In addition to steeplejack methods and rope access, the Group’s specialists routinely use building maintenance units, mobile elevating work platforms and ladders to complete work safely and effectively.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a multi-service contract with the financial services group VISA. The Group has been awarded a contract to provide a plethora of specialist services at VISA’s innovation centre in London.
Headquartered in California, the multi-national financial services corporation is most well-known for its branded credit cards, gift cards, and debit cards. The London site stands at approximately 1,000 square meters and is currently VISA’s largest innovation centre to date.
Highly trained engineers from across PTSG’s four divisions will attend the site to provide lightning protection, fall arrest works, high-level cleaning, fixed wire testing and portable appliance testing (PAT).
The Group was awarded this contract as the client was specifically looking to source multiple niche services from just one provider. The broad range of services that PTSG delivers across its four divisions has become its unique selling point, with its ability to offer a streamlined bundle specialist works, giving customers cost-effective solutions that maintain an outstanding level of quality.
Many of PTSG’s customers choose the Group for this very reason. Recent multidisciplinary contracts include works for Suffolk County Council through Vertas Group and for the NHS at Nottingham City Hospital.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) Building Access Specialists division has recently completed a contract inspecting and maintaining three steel chimneys at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Erith Ltd.
Established in 1965, ADM Erith Ltd is a food and oil manufacturing company situated in Kent. ADM’s operations in the UK include seven flour mills, two oil refineries, an oils & fats packaging facility, a probiotic supplement manufacturing facility and a flavours and specialty ingredients sales office.
PTSG’s skilled steeplejacks attended the site at Erith to carry out inspections to three identical steel chimneys. Upon completing the work, engineers identified the need for some remedial repairs. The repairs were carried out using steeplejack ladders and rope access equipment to gain access to the upper perimeter of the structures. The job was finalised by a three-man team from PTSG and the client was exceptionally pleased with the results.
PTSG is one of the UK’s leaders in gaining access to unconventional structures and buildings to undertake a full range of niche specialist services. In addition to steeplejack methods and rope access, the Group’s specialists routinely use building maintenance units, mobile elevating work platforms and ladders to complete work safely and effectively.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a contract with French banking group BNP Paribas. The international company is the world’s eighth largest bank.
Launching in 1867, BNP Paribas is the first ever French banking company to set down roots in the UK. Currently operating in 75 different countries, the global banking giant employs around 189,000 workers worldwide.
PTSG has been awarded a contract for the glazing replacement works at the company’s head offices at Harewood Avenue in London. 34 specialist glass panes have been ordered from Europe to be carefully installed in the internal office atrium. The work was carried out by specialist rope access teams utilising one of the safest and most cost-effective access methods available.
The Group’s aim is to work closely with clients, tailoring its services to suit their requirements. Due to the live environment at the retail banking company, engineers will only visit the site at the weekend to carry out the critical works. PTSG has lots of experience in this sector, having previously worked closely with other multi-national banking groups including RBS and Lloyds Banking Group.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a prestigious high-level cleaning contract with BP, the world’s sixth largest oil and gas company.
Headquartered in London, British Petroleum (BP) is a British multinational oil and gas company, specialising in the manufacturing and transportation of crude oil, petrochemical and petroleum products. The global petroleum company has operations in 70 different countries and has around 18,300 service stations worldwide.
PTSG’s skilled Building Access Specialists division has been awarded a contract to clean the façades of 13 BP buildings at the Sunbury-on-Thames business park in Surrey. The Group’s qualified engineers will use MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) to safely and securely clean the tall buildings on site.
The Group has also recently worked with the company on another contract, carrying out high-level inspection work on site at Saltend.
PTSG specialises in all aspects of high-level cleaning and uses a range of access methods to achieve the best result at each site. Its teams perform all works to the highest health and safety standard – a fact reflected in its 133 accreditations.