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Electrical contractors light up Leeds’ developments

Posted in Leeds blogs, Lighting, Maintenance on Mar 26, 2019

As Leeds property developments continue to progress, electrical contractors will be responsible for ensuring the new office buildings, hotels and housing developments will be usable 24/7, with lighting, communications, office equipment and safety systems functioning smoothly all year round.

The need for electrical contractors is growing

Competent electrical contractors are also in increasing demand as, according to Leeds City Council, £7.35 billion of major commercial building schemes are currently under construction or in the development pipeline across the Leeds city region; while £3.9 billion worth of projects have been completed over the past ten years.

One of the most prominent is the development of an entire new community near Leeds city centre with over 1,000 homes. To be known as 'Leeds City Village,' it will include a mix of commercial, leisure and amenity space, situated at the former Marsh Lane Goods Yard, which sits between March Lane and Shannon Street. This latest of Leeds’ developments will incorporate a series of new buildings set within extensive new areas of public realm and landscaped spaces - all lit, of course, by the city’s electrical contractors.

The Rushbond Group, a Leeds-based real estate investor and developer, has come together with residential development specialist Gold and Amber, to bring forward the regeneration of this major brownfield site. The initiative is part of a masterplan, which proposes a series of development opportunities to the east of the city centre. It connects into the wider plans for the regeneration of the Kirkgate District of Leeds; and developments around Quarry Hill, including the new Leeds City College campus.

All the specifiers - including architects and interior designers – main contractors and future facilities managers will need electrical contractors and electricians or ‘sparkies’ to help deliver their Leeds’ developments, for without light and power, what use is any building? 

Securing the power of future Leeds developments

The success of any building comes down to performance once occupied – is it used as intended, are occupants comfortable? Whilst some of this performance is down the architecture and design, some is down to taking care of the building and it’s facilities. Regular inspections and maintenance of everything from data cabling to emergency lighting is necessary to identify and pick up any potential issues before they become problems.   

Our experienced electrical contractors will help with the design, management and installation across Leeds’ developments, undertaking site visits and assessments to consult, specify and supply site-specific drawings – we will even project manage, if required. From full electrical installation to commissioning, testing and certification, our electrical contractors will, at the end of the contract, handover operations – providing training and maintenance manuals for backup. Data and network cabling installation is another speciality of our electrical contractors, again from design through to installation, handover and then maintenance. 

For over 70 years ago since BCS Electrics was founded, our highly skilled electrical contractors have come a long way in order to meet modern requirements: learning about The Building Internet of Things (BIoT), where smart buildings incorporate operational systems able to deliver Internet connectivity, light to see by, including mood lighting, fire safety systems and warmth; and even humidity control – all aspects we humans need to function well.  Not forgetting, our highly skilled electrical contractors also offer a 24-hour call out service; all ready to keep Leeds’ developments ‘switched on and powered up.’