Witham Sunday Market – Bloor Homes (Eastern)

Bloor Homes challenged TriConnex to design a network for their new 101 unit development without a substation.

The client.

Bloor Homes challenged TriConnex to design a network for their new 101 unit development without a substation. Their build programme was also tight, with the first phase of houses to be handed over 20 weeks after development started.

Our solution.

Through close communication with UK Power Networks, TriConnex were able to design a network without the need for a substation. Two solutions were offered up, and the one chosen represented the least disruption to the surrounding community, as this would have involved works through an existing housing estate.

The chosen option was based on a connection in a nearby agricultural field, with the cable route running along a dis-used railway line, which had since been evolved by the council to a popular footpath. Due to UKPN’s procedures, negotiations with the third party land owners (both the field and track) were to be carried out by TriConnex. Our legal team made contact with the respective land owners (1 private, 1 council), well in advance of the power on date, and successfully negotiated the necessary wayleave amendments and easements required, to bring power to site without the need for the client’s involvement. Adjacent to this, the onsite IDNO legal requirements for the new electricity and gas networks were also being carried out, this time requiring close liaison with our client and their chosen solicitor. Our Operations team liaised with the relevant council authority to gain permission to carry out the works required on the footpath, and to secure a footpath closure notice whilst the works were carried out.

This solution, along with a Temporary Building Supply for phase 1 of the site, meant that power was on site, when required.

The results.

Bloor Homes’ tight build schedule was achieved on time through both early negotiations for the legals, and the application of a TBS. These elements were all managed by TriConnex’s expert team giving peace of mind to the client, who received regular updates informing them of progress.

 

Installation

Installation

On-site installation falls to our dynamic Operations Department. Experienced Operations Managers are supported by our qualified site teams, who will integrate with your own site team to ensure consistent and flexible delivery no matter what the needs of the project.

Design

Design stage

The next stage is to translate the agreed technical solution into a buildable reality. The focus is on the intricate detail here and all relevant third party stakeholders are contacted with this in mind. Importantly safety risks are clarified at this stage and relevant risk assessments carried out where required.

Planning

Planning

This stage overlaps with both design and installation and is when the necessary resources are secured and allocated to the project.

Connection

Connection

We deliver an essential service, not a product and this stage is our overall goal – to get you connected and your project handed over on time.

Connection

Operations

Our Operations team are unique in the utility sector.

 

 

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Planning

Legals

Our in house legal team exist solely to help you complete all necessary agreements in advance of site power on.

 

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Design

Design

Our extensive in house design department comprises professional, qualified individuals with an eye for detail and passion for innovation.

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Connection

Engineering

Our team of experienced qualified Engineers are involved throughout your scheme ensuring that we maintain compliance with the demanding standards for all four of our utility services.

 

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