Delivery to tight timescales
Design and install electricity substation
Design and installation of services to both domestic and commercial premises
Aptus was awarded the contract to deliver gas, water, electricity and street lighting to the scheme at Heyhouses Lane in June 2014. The project focused on the redevelopment of an 18.3-acre brownfield site, formerly owned by the Department for Work and Pensions, as part of a £55 million regeneration scheme in the Fylde peninsula.
The scheme aimed to create a vibrant and sustainable community, by developing an exclusive landscaped neighbourhood featuring 163 new build domestic properties centred on a village green, whilst also protecting a nearby Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Cheshire firm Morris Homes were contracted to build 133 properties, with the residential development arm of Marcus Worthington Group, Hollinwood Homes, responsible for constructing 30 new houses. In addition, Marcus Worthington was contracted to build commercial premises including a high-end food retailer, a retirement home and a pub-restaurant.
In order to facilitate construction timescales on the Morris Homes site, Aptus designed and installed the infrastructure to provide interim supply solutions that would deliver power to the site prior to the electricity substation being made live.
The project required extensive liaison with Marcus Worthington and their end clients in order to establish loadings that would enable the infrastructure to be correctly calculated to produce accurate design works. In addition, the site demanded strategic planning of street lighting designs, and additional infrastructure installed to accommodate the connection of both the on-site and Section 278 works.
The substation building for the entire development was a dual-purpose structure providing housing for both the electricity network owners and the supermarket’s equipment. The building was constructed by Marcus Worthington to a specification provided by Aptus. Aptus then installed the HV cables and substation plant undertook pre-commissioning tests and carried out the final HV connection joints prior to Electricity North West energising the site.