Sector: Industrial / Commercial / Government

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This extensive and lengthy project called for the refurbishment and new build of seven MOD assets, consisting of three hangars plus four office & mixed use buildings. Located within the existing Lyneham MOD Base, the project would complete the MOD’s change in use of these buildings, resulting in brand new facilities to future-proof the MOD infrastructure and facilities at this site.

Our Role:

AllPower were contracted to supply, install and commission the LV infrastructure and internal LV systems throughout these buildings. Our site management team were responsible for the Health and Safety of our operatives and ensuring all operatives adhered to the site rules at all times. This included weekly site reporting and daily checks on access equipment, together with pre-use checks for MEWPs. Our management team also ensured that our operatives wore the correct PPE and that they understood the Risk Assessment and Method Statement for the activities they were undertaking.

Within the hangar refurbishments the electrical installation consisted of exposed metal containment, such as ladder rack, tray, basket and conduit, all delivered to the client’s high, exacting standards. Because the services were being installed within open hangar spaces, visual quality and appearance was very important and is evidenced within these photos. The project requirements within the hangars consisted of both high and low level works. The ‘working at height’ elements were performed by MEWP’s, as our team hold the necessary IPAF and ‘fit to work’ certification to undertake them.

There was a large amount of SWA cables for submains and final circuits, all dressed along Ladder racks and trays which terminated into LV panels, Isolators, DBs etc. This required some careful planning to avoid crossovers and maintain quality.

Within the office spaces, new dado trunkings were installed to provide small power and data to end-user desks. The lighting was generally laid in grid LED luminaires, fitted with secondary supports and supplied via the room lighting control module.

There was also a number of plant rooms to fit out, which required close co-ordination with the Mechanical contractor, as well as external areas for tanks and heat recovery units which required careful consideration for routing of services.

The project ran over a 14 month period and peaked with 30 Allpower electrical operatives onsite.

Our View:

The project was a great success for all involved and in particular allowed the AllPower team to showcase the quality of installation we provide. The varied installation methods we needed to adopt made this an interesting project for our team and most importantly, the client was very pleased with the end result.