PTSG returns from Barbados

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a project for Barbados’s sole electricity utility provider, Barbados Light and Power.

Engineers from PTSG Building access Specialists Ltd carried out repairs to a chimney for the client, which was inspected during a previous visit to the island. The international partnership between the two organisations developed several years ago when PTSG’s rope access technicians attended power generation stations on the island to carry out a variety of works, including chimney inspections, repairs, and maintenance such as cleaning and painting.

Two of the power generating plants operated by Barbados Light and Power are located in the Parish of St Michael on the south-west of the island. The third is located in Christ Church – the island’s southernmost Parish. The company is currently in the process of negotiating a direct undersea pipeline of natural gas from Trinidad and Tobago through the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline.

Other international clients PTSG has worked for include:

• Bechtel – delivering a series of inspection and certification works of lightning systems at Hamad International Airport, Qatar;
• FastIraq – carrying out inspections, remedial and repair works to communications towers and satellites for the telecoms provider; and
• The Gibraltar Health Authority – designing and installing access systems for the roof of St Bernard’s Hospital


PTSG delivers specialist services at British Airways head office

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a project to install three large glazing panels at The Waterside building in London.

The Waterside building in Hammersmith is the international head office of British Airways. The building cost £200 million, winning the RIBA Best of British award in 1999. It accommodates around 4,000 employees. The building, which held its official opening in 1998, includes six sections backing onto a 175-metre (574 ft) glazed atrium street; each section represents a continent served by British Airways.

PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd performs a huge variety of installations, repairs and high-level cleaning work on every kind of building. In 2019, engineers – based at the Group’s Edinburgh office – embarked on a major project to repair structural steelwork at Blackpool Tower. Their work was subsequently shortlisted in several industry awards.

In contract, they previously delivered a series of specialised cleaning works for Historic Scotland at some of the country’s most valued heritage sites. PTSG’s engineers removed lamination and vegetation from stonework, which is not only unsightly but can also lead to damp problems and cause structural damage over time.


PTSG’s engineers are PFM’s cover stars

PFM magazine, one of the industry’s leading journals for the facilities management industry, has devoted the cover and main article of its latest issue to Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG).

The subject is industrial rope access, or abseiling. It is one of the main access techniques used by the Group’s engineers when performing specialist services on a building’s façade, such as high-level cleaning or remedial works.

As the article explains, industrial rope access offers a number advantages over scaffolding or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Rope access equipment is quick to assemble and remove, is unobtrusive and often allows buildings to operate as normal while works are carried out.

PTSG undertakes specialist services on a wide variety of buildings, from historic monuments to industrial chimney stacks and modern skyscrapers. Keeping buildings clean is not only important aesthetically but it also prevents them from falling onto disrepair.

For example, in a contract with Historic Scotland, the Group’s rope access engineers removed unsightly vegetation from the country’s outstanding castles including Edinburgh and Stirling. Vegetation can lead to damp problems and, over time, damage a building’s structural integrity. PTSG is proud to play a part in restoring and maintaining the UK’s heritage assets.

You can read the full article in this month’s PFM here:

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.