Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a challenging electrical services project at London King’s Cross building S1, Handyside.

4 Handyside Street (S1) forms an architectural pair with the adjacent building, S2, to complete this end of Handyside Street. The adjacent S2 building has been pre-let to Google, but S1 is currently at a conceptual design stage and offers pre-let opportunities.

The building comprises eleven floors of premium office space offering flexible, open-plan layouts and with a double height reception lobby, with space for retail and restaurants. Dual access to S1 will be provided from Handyside Street and Canal Reach.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd installed a new lightning protection system via piles and buried conductors, using the steel framework of the structure and a roof tape system at various levels. This was particularly challenging as the structure is situated over the top of a tube line, which meant that there were no piles in certain areas. Therefore, PTSG’s engineers had to install a network of conductors below the ground. The project was completed on time and to the complete satisfaction of main contractors BAM and Briggs & Forrester Group.


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