PTSG lands contract at Heathrow tunnel

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has secured a contract to safeguard Heathrow tunnel in the event of a lightning strike.

The main tunnel at Heathrow Airport is undergoing a £103 million refurbishment. The 18-month contract involves major work on the main and cargo tunnels serving Terminals 1, 2 and 3 in order to comply with the latest European standards and also to extend the life of the tunnel for a further 60 years.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a lightning protection system in accordance with BS EN 62305. This standard divides the structure into multiple lightning protection zones that are electrically and electromagnetically isolated from each other. This is achieved on the one hand by surge protection devices at the zone transitions, and on the other hand by using electromagnetic shielding or appropriate physical spacing.

PTSG has provided a variety of specialist services at Heathrow Airport over the last decade. Engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd are engaged in an ongoing contract managing the fire detection and alarm systems around the airport, including terminals and the main control tower building.


PTSG completes project at 60 London Wall

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a project to install a lightning protection system at an innovative new development in Central London.

60 London Wall is a substantial mixed use commercial and retail development located in the City of London. Citygrove, the property development and investment firm, is redeveloping the building to provide efficient, high-quality and grade A-specified office accommodation with a prime retail offering at ground floor level.

Designed by acclaimed architects EPR, this is a complete rework of a postmodern office building occupying a prominent 1.3-acre corner site. The building terraces feature “sky gardens’ for the building occupants to enjoy.

60 London Wall represents another significant London development that PTSG has been involved with. London is one of the world’s most historic capital cities and many of the modern developments have to be built around buildings of heritage value. The planning process, development and subsequent construction often take much longer than more modern cities like New York and Tokyo. However, the result is often iconic, such as in skyscrapers such as The Cheesegrater, The Vase and The Scalpel – each of which PTSG has provided specialist services for.

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PTSG to install lightning protection for affordable homes

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver a lightning protection system at a new East London housing development.

The new development at Earlham Grove will bring 78 affordable new homes to Bow, East London. The homes will comprise 20 one-bedroom, 27 two-bedroom and 31 three-bedroom homes and will also feature associated car parking facilities, landscaped communal gardens and cycle bays.

At 0.5 hectares, the former brownfield site is just 150m from Forest Gate train station, providing easy access for future residents to Stratford Station or into central London.

The development is also set within the Forest Gate town centre conservation area as defined by Newham Council. The new homes will complement the existing features of the Victorian shops and surrounding semi-detached terraced housing.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd design, install, test and maintain systems for clients in all kinds of industry sectors throughout the UK. Solutions include lightning protection and surge protection systems.

University of Sheffield Hallam puts PTSG to the test

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has successfully retained its contract to provide multiple specialist services for the University of Hallam for a second year.

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a public research university in South Yorkshire and one of the UK’s largest and most diverse universities. It is based on two sites; the City Campus is located in the city centre near Sheffield railway station, while the Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away in the Broomhall Estate off Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield.

The university is the 11th largest in the UK (out of 169) with 30,715 students (of whom 4,400 are international students), 4,494 staff and 708 courses.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will test lightning protection systems and electrical fixed wiring (to meet Electricity at Work Regulations 1989). Meanwhile, the Group’s Access & Safety division will deliver the testing and inspection of fall arrest systems in place at roof level of the university’s buildings enabling operatives to safely carry out cleaning and maintenance tasks.


PTSG to deliver electrical inspections for London Borough of Hackney

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been selected to deliver electrical inspections for 500 properties within the London Borough of Hackney.

The borough has an ethnically diverse population of around 280,000 and covers an area of 7.36 square miles north-east of the centre of London. Much of Hackney retains an inner-city character, but in such places as Dalston large housing estates have been joined by newly developed gated communities. In South Hackney, near Victoria Park, terraced Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian housing still survives.

PTSG’s electrical compliance engineers work with customers in a wide range of industry sectors. They ensure fixed wiring and portable appliances are tested periodically to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. PTSG offers a complete managed compliance service which offers real-time interactive web reporting, putting dutyholders in control of items such as reports and drawings at all times.

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PTSG moves into Addiscombe Grove

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to deliver specialist electrical services at a new 21-storey residential building in Croydon offering a novel solution for buying affordable homes.

Addiscombe Grove in Croydon is a scheme designed by award-winning developer Pocket Living and will offer 112 one-bedroom discounted ‘pocket homes’ close to East Croydon railway station.

All homes will benefit from access to a 9th floor landscaped communal roof terrace, 20th floor Nordic Garden and 21st floor Hidden Garden – all with fantastic views over south London – as well as a residents’ lounge, a co-working space and a wellness room.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a new lightning protection scheme to preserve the building and protect its occupants in the event of an electrical storm.

PTSG is the UK’s market-leader in lightning protection services, covering the whole of the UK through its 29 local centres of operation. Working for customers in a wide variety of industry sectors, PTSG designs, installs, tests and maintains lightning and surge protection systems, as well specialist earthing solutions.


PTSG to work in the heart of Soho

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver specialist electrical services at 72 Broadwick Street, a development underway in London’s Soho.

Shaftsbury, the real estate investment trust, bought 72 Broadwick Street in December 2017, and has received planning consent to refurbish the address to provide a mixed-use building with new office, restaurant, gym, retail and residential space. The Marshall/Broadwick Street junction presents an exciting opportunity to add a feature corner to the building that can respond to the adjacent massing and act as a new ‘gateway’ to Carnaby Street. Construction work started in August 2019 and completion is anticipated for Summer 2021.

PTSG’s electrical engineers will install a new lightning protection system to keep the building and users safe in the event of an electrical storm. PTSG offers market-leading design, installation, test and inspection services of lightning protection systems, as well as surge protection and earthing systems.


PTSG protects new West London village

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver a lightning protection system at one of London’s most ambitious regeneration projects.

Formerly occupied by a plant for the manufacture of town gas, the 88-acre Southall Waterside is today a much-reduced site is used for the pressure reduction and storage of natural gas, whilst the remainder is being redeveloped for mixed-use by Berkeley Group, with a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

As with a great many other projects in PTSG’s lightning protection portfolio, the Group’s electrical services engineers install a system which protects the buildings within the development and all occupants in the event of a lightning strike.

While the intensity of a lightning strike can make them appear as thick bolts across the sky, the actual width of a lightning bolt is only about 2-3 cm. The average length of a lightning bolt is about 2-3 miles.

The charge carried down this small channel is so intense that the temperature of the lightning reaches 30,000°C – that’s five times hotter than the surface of the Sun.

PTSG protects historic Somerset House

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to deliver specialist electrical services at Somerset House in London, home of The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Situated on The Strand, Somerset House is a large Neo-classical building containing a Georgian quadrangle; it was built on the site of a Tudor palace belonging to the Duke of Somerset, and was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776. The Courtauld is known particularly for its French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd are contracted to install a lightning protection system to safeguard this historic building and its users. The Group has built up a proud portfolio of historic assets, not just in London but nationwide. For example, its engineers look after several buildings for The National Trust and a large number of castles and cathedrals for Historic Scotland.

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PTSG protects multi-phase London development

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a contract to install a lightning protection system at a multi-phase development called Gallions Quarter (Phase 2a).

The development is adjacent to Gallions Reach DLR station, near London’s Royal Albert Dock. The first of these phases contained detailed planning consent for 292 new homes. The second phase commenced after phase one was completed, with consent for a further 254 new homes. The area around the Royal Docks is experiencing significant regeneration and substantial commercial investment following the construction of the new Crossrail station at Custom House.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd are assigned to install a lightning protection system at the development, protecting residents in the event of an electrical storm.

PTSG continues its busy portfolio of specialist services in the capital, across all four business divisions. Although headquartered in Castleford in West Yorkshire, PTSG has 29 regional offices throughout the UK, with eight in and around the London area.