Central London’s Victoria station to the west and the River Thames to the north.
12 Jan, 2016
As part of the BPSDC Group’s multi-phase regeneration program for the Grade II-listed Battersea power station, property developer BPSDC has undertaken the first phase to transform the disused power station and surrounding locale. This major redevelopment will be situated within the footprint bounded by Battersea Power Station to the east, the railway line to central London’s Victoria Station to the west, and the River Thames to the north. The completed project will provide commercial, retail, theatre, and residential facilities incorporating tower blocks and over 1,000 apartments. During the first phase, with a construction value of £1 billion, specialist temporary site solutions provider EMS was awarded a contract to provide site-wide temporary electricity and plumbing from October 2011 until March 2015. The sheer scale of the proposed development, with pre-construction occupation and enabling facilities together with multiple trade packages and logistics, required careful and strategic coordination to ensure an optimal outcome and the best use of available site resources.
Targeting the right start
The specialist design team at EMS worked closely with the main contractor BPSDC to gauge their site requirements and to produce a scalable, tailored solution that would meet their needs. EMS also delivered and installed an 11KV substation and many thousand meters of high voltage cabling for the site welfare and main construction activities. The high voltage ring main unit serving the substation allowed the de-commissioning of site supplies with no disruption to welfare. EMS also delivered and installed a comprehensive sub-mains distribution system that enabled swift site set-up and managed projected phased handovers of designated site zones without disruption to the ongoing activities.
The expertise and foresight of EMS’s professional design team allowed the contractor to manage their work packages and day-to-day activities with a constantly tailored supply of electricity and to complete site activities with minimum disruption on the congested site.