PTSG completes full year of specialist services at Dickens Yard

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has recently completed a project at Dickens Yard in Ealing, involving several specialist services from its Building Access Specialists division.

The project is part of a contract which sees the Group’s engineers attend the site in West London four times a year to perform high-level window cleaning as well as the testing of ManSafe systems and anchor points.

Developed by St George, Dickens Yard is a vibrant new quarter in Ealing consisting of nine different residential buildings. Residents enjoy a spa and fitness suite, 24-hour concierge, a selection of bars, restaurants and boutiques as well as a Crossrail connection.

PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd often works in conjunction with the Group’s other business divisions, particularly PTSG Access & Safety Ltd. Its specialists are trained in a variety of access techniques, including abseiling. This enables them to service every part of a building, whatever the specification or the challenge of the brief.

PTSG answers emergency call from staff at BT Tower

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed an access and safety project at BT Tower, just hours after receiving the call.

Staff at BT Tower contacted PTSG as they were staging a charity abseil at the building the following day and needed to have their anchor points inspected to ensure they were safe and fit for purpose.

Specialists from PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd were able to attend site within a few hours, test and tag the bolts and have the certification sent across without delay. The client was delighted with the work and the speed with which it was completed, giving them complete peace of mind.

BT Tower is an iconic communications structure situated in Fitzrovia, London, and owned by BT Group. The main structure is 177 metres (581 ft) high, with a further section of aerial rigging bringing the total height to 191 metres (627 ft).

With 29 UK office locations and over 1,300 specialist staff, PTSG has acquired a leading reputation for being able to mobilise its operatives to attend sites at short notice. In addition to access and safety work, the Group also delivers specialist electrical services, high-level cleaning and a wide range of fire solutions for 20,000 customers UK-wide.

PTSG provides 360 solution in East London

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a full external window clean at a residential development in Barking, East London. Its engineers used rope access provided by davit arm systems, which were previously installed by PTSG Access & Safety Ltd.

360 Barking is set across four cylindrical towers, located in East London. The development boasts 195 apartments for private sale and 96 available through shared ownership. It is one of the leaders in Barking town centre’s regeneration plans.

This project demonstrates the way PTSG provides multiple special services solutions at the same site or project. In this case, its high-level cleaning operatives took advantage of systems installed by their colleagues from a different part of the Group.

Rope access is arguably the safest and most widely used technique for reaching high and challenging buildings. PTSG specialises in rope access for performing multiple specialist services, providing a safe and efficient means of access.

PTSG works at new waterside town in London

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is working on a contract for Barretts of Aspley at London’s Royal Wharf, providing specialist height services.

Engineers from PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd are assisting with the installation of façade and balconies at the new development on the bank of the Thames, working alongside the fabricator and installer.

Barretts of Aspley (BOA) offers a design, supply and installation service for its customers. The company secured a significant metalwork order for Plots 13, 17 and 18 on Phase 3 of the Royal Wharf development. The development is considered a new town within London. It introduces 3,385 residential units to a prime riverside location.

PTSG has a large and growing portfolio of buildings in London. Its engineers are specialists in a range of height techniques and their skills continue to be in demand from clients in a wide range of sectors. Iconic new buildings that make up the new skyline, such as The Scalpel, The Gherkin and The Cheesegrater, have all benefited from bespoke access systems designed and installed by the Group’s experts.

PTSG to kick off with a new contract at Wembley Park

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to provide a builders’ façade clean at Wembley Park for McLaren Group (McLaren), following the completion of construction works and final hand-over.

Mass re-development has occurred in the Wembley Park complex area since the start of the 21st century, with works that are still ongoing. PTSG’s new contract is with McLaren, which employs 700 people and operates in construction, property investment and development. At Wembley Park, McLaren’s work includes Plot W03, a mixed-use development forming part of the 85-acre mixed-use regeneration of Wembley Park, and Plot W06 – comprising a nine-storey commercial office building and a 150 build-to-rent apartment block of 11 storeys.

Wembley Park has been the focus of specialist services for PTSG previously. In 2018 PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd installed sprinklers and dry risers at a new housing development situated next to Wembley Park Station. It’s one of many projects on which the Group has demonstrated its multi-discipline capability – something which distinguishes it from most other specialist service providers.

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PTSG extends specialist services contract in London

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been awarded a contract to provide specialist high-level cleaning services at One SE8, a residential development in London.

Engineers from PTSG Building Access Specialist Ltd will perform high-level window cleaning to all communal areas using water-fed poles and abseil techniques. The contract will see work carried out on a quarterly basis.

PTSG already has a contract at One SE8 for the regular testing of the mansafe systems and abseil anchors used at the development. With the addition of specialist high-level cleaning services, PTSG is demonstrating why it is unique amongst its competitors in being able to meet the full-service needs of clients in a wide range of sectors – in this case, for FirstPort.

FirstPort is the largest residential property manager in the UK, with a strong national presence, caring for over 185,000 properties.

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 towers above competition to win prestigious contract in Blackpool

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:

  1. All work was safety-critical due to the age of the tower.
  2. 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.

PTSG nears completion on major high-level contract in Lincoln

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.

PTSG to make luxury Chelsea residences sparkle

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.