PTSG lends specialist expertise to the University of Bath

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has extended its growing education portfolio with a contract to provide specialist services for the University of Bath.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a lightning protection system on the new IAAPS (Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems) building. The University of Bath currently holds an impressive 13th place in the UK University Rankings. The IAAPS has provided the University of Bath with the opportunity to increase momentum in developing future generations of zero emission vehicles.

PTSG has a large and rapidly growing portfolio of buildings in the education sector. The Group also provides services for universities in Sheffield, Hull, London, Newcastle, East Anglia and Birmingham – to name just a few. As a provider of multiple specialist services, PTSG delivers a full solution for a number of clients including Sheffield Hallam University, where engineers are providing fall arrest and electrical testing, as well as testing and maintaining the lightning protection system.

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PTSG provides lightning protection solution at historic fire HQ

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide electrical services at a historic former fire station in south London.

Southwark Fire Station is a Grade II listed building whose red-brick design was so influential that it became the model for many of the stations built across London in the 1880s. The site on Southwark Bridge Road remained the headquarters for the London Fire Brigade until the 1930s when a new building opened on Albert Embankment.

Consent was given for the site to be redeveloped in 2018, including alterations and extensions to listed buildings for a mixed-use scheme to provide a new secondary school with sixth form, 205 residential units, 234 square metres of commercial or community use, plus parking. Planning is in place at adjoining Grotto Place for the provision of a new sports hall and external multi-use games facility.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will design and install a new lightning protection system at the site, protecting its structural integrity and all who make use of its many different facilities.

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PTSG reaches milestone at Battersea Power Station

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has reached a significant stage in the project to transform Battersea Power Station into a mixed-use neighbourhood.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd are currently working on the top of the north-west chimney, where they are providing a new lightning protection system to the existing power station structure. The new system will keep building users protected in the event of a lightning strike.

Phase two of the installation sees engineers attend weekly meetings to ensure the client receives the highest levels of service expected from the Group.

The four chimneys are an integral part of the iconic structure in South-West London. They featured strongly in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, have appeared in countless films and TV shows and they also dominated the famous cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album, Animals.

One of the chimneys will house a glass elevator, travelling 109 metres to the very top, offering unrivalled views of the capital’s skyline. As well as the “great glass elevator”, two new event spaces in the development have been announced, which will be used for music gigs and conferences.

PTSG takes centre stage

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd is to upgrade the lightning protection systems in place at London’s Vaudeville and Palace theatres.

The venues are part of Nimax Theatres Ltd, a theatre group which was formed in 2005 by the purchase of four of London’s playhouses from Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Palace Theatre was the last to join the group in 2012.

Both buildings were originally built in the Victorian era and occupy prominent positions in the West End. PTSG is highly experienced in working with historic buildings, providing a range of different specialist services. Its London-based office, trading as JW Gray, is believed to be the oldest trading company providing lightning protection services within the UK and possibly even Europe.

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PTSG protects buildings for City of London Corporation

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a contract to provide lightning protection services for the City of London Corporation.

The City of London Corporation, officially and legally the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, is the municipal governing body of the City. Early Streamer Emission (ESE) Systems are favoured by the corporation as a means of protecting buildings and consumer units in the event of a lightning strike or electrical surge.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will be installing and updating ESE units at various sites across the city, including the Barbican Estate, home of the Barbican performing arts centre.

PTSG provides the full range of lightning protection services for clients across a wide range of industry sectors. This includes the design, installation, upgrade and testing of lightning protection, earthing and surge protection systems.

PTSG to tailor specialist services solution for Ted Baker

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has secured a contract with established partner Mitie to provide lightning protection services for Ted Baker’s UK stores.

Ted Baker is a luxury British clothing retail company with around 200 stores throughout the UK and 550 worldwide. The Ted Baker range is also sold by other retailers in stores of the John Lewis partnership and House of Fraser.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will be testing and inspecting the lightning protection systems in place at all 200 of the UK stores. PTSG is the UK market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems.

A previous and highly successful partnership between PTSG and Mitie saw the Group’s electrical services engineers design and install an innovative mansafe system at Heathrow Airport to keep all grounds maintenance staff safe.

PTSG’s partnership with Mitie is typical of many of the Group’s working relationships with first-tier contractors, delivering a wide range of specialist services for clients in many different industry sectors.

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PTSG to return to Sheffield Hallam University

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a new contract which will see its engineers return to Sheffield Hallam University to deliver lightning protection services.

The Group has provided a range of specialist services for the university over the past few years. In this new contract, engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will test and maintain the lightning protection system in place at the campus, with the opportunity to upgrade some of the systems on older Unite buildings currently under redevelopment.

PTSG has a large buildings portfolio in the education sector and has partnered with Unite for a number of years. The Group’s engineers visit designated UNITE sites across the UK to assess compliance and to deliver planned and unscheduled maintenance.

PTSG previously carried out Working at Height (WaH) training across the whole of UNITE’s UK portfolio to ensure its FM team is fully trained in the safe use and operation of the fall arrest equipment.

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Five-year electrical testing contact for NHS Grampian

Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd. (Guardian) – part of Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) – has won a five-year inspection and testing contract with NHS Grampian.

NHS Grampian is one of the fourteen regional health boards of NHS Scotland. Guardian’s contract will see engineers attend sites across its estate including Woodend Hospital, Royal Cornhill Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Guardian was acquired by PTSG in October 2018. The company has three offices in Sheffield, Abingdon (south England) and Wishaw (Scotland). Now that it is part of the PTSG Group of companies, with 29 UK bases and 20,000 customers, the scope for extending its clients base is nearly limitless.

Guardian adds British engineering firm to blue-chip portfolio

Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd. (Guardian) – part of Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) – will run a one-year inspection and testing programme for Renishaw PLC commencing next month (September 2019).

Renishaw plc is a British engineering company based in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. The company specialises in measurement, motion control, healthcare, spectroscopy and manufacturing and is best known for its coordinate-measuring machines and machine tool products. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

The company also has further assembly facilities in Dublin and Pune (India) and research facilities in Wooton-under-Edge and Ljubljana (Slovenia). The contract with Guardian covers their sites in Gloucester at New Mills and Woodchester.

Guardian has built up an impressive array of blue-chip clients, both private and public sector organisations, including: Walkers, Siemens, Manchester Utd. As well as a number of NHS trusts and universities.

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Spectacular Tintagel Bridge, protected by PTSG, now open

One of the country’s most spectacular footbridges, for which Premier Technical Group Ltd. (PTSG) provided vital lightning protection services, is now open to the public.

The landmark project started in October 2018 to reconnect Tintagel’s divided landscape. It is the site of Tintagel Castle, one of English Heritage’s most famous sites due to its association with the legend of King Arthur.

All twelve steel sections of the new footbridge have now been installed on the North Cornish site, and the alignment of the bridge is also complete. Visitors can now experience the castle the way its medieval inhabitants once did.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. designed, supplied and installed earthing and lightning protection for the bridge for client America UK Ltd.

PTSG is the UK market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems. Its engineers have provided lightning protection services for some of the UK’s best loved and most famous structures including Battersea Power Station, St Andrew’s Castle and Heathrow Airport.