HBS complete the electrical services for 225 new homes at the Plumer Estate on Salisbury Plain. Delivered by Lovell Partnerships in under 12 months, the Bulford SFA will facilitate a smooth relocation of military personnel from Germany as part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP).
In 2018, Lovell Partnerships appointed HBS Electrical to supply, install and commission the electrical installation requirements at the Bulford Service Families’ Accommodation (SFA) being delivered under the Army Basing Programme (ABP). It followed the success of HBS New Energies being chosen to deliver the projects 607.2 kWp solar PV scheme.
It was vital for Lovell to select an experienced electrical contractor who could support the critical delivery of modern and sustainable accommodation being constructed for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Lovell recognised HBS multi-disciplinary expertise within the new build housing sector and its proven ability to deliver professional, high-quality electrical services at a fast pace for the UK’s leading developers.
The UK industry standard for production is 1 to 4 houses per week. In 12 months, HBS’ Electrical and New Energies divisions worked collaboratively with Lovell and the wider supply chain to complete and hand over 225 units at Bulford in line with programme delivery targets. This equals production output of 8 houses per week. That is 32 every 20 working days, unprecedented industry timescales.
- HBS Electrical managed all aspects of supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the electrical system requirements.
- A dedicated project team made up of a site based contracts manager, site supervisor and a team of new build electricians worked in close collaboration with the Lovell site team to complete staged installs to a consistent quality standard in the safest manner possible, whilst meeting the client’s accelerated production levels.
- With a relentless focus on quality, we maintained high standards of workmanship during the fast-paced high-volume build through careful management, planning and strict quality control. Our on-site teams adhered to HBSGS in-house quality process during each stage of 1st fix, 2nd fix and final installation. This was backed up with a pre-occupation check before handing over to the client. We provided bespoke O&M handover packs and certification as standard.
- Built using a traditional, timber frame solution by Taylor Lane, all dwellings achieved an energy performance equal to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
- To meet local carbon reduction commitments, HBS New Energies in-house design team engaged early with the Lovell project team to value engineer the solar PV scheme. We identified the most optimum plots across the MOD housing site and proposed a cost effective on-roof PV solution that met the client’s kWh total and 19% CO2 target.
Installed across 186 properties, the 607.2 kWp new build solar PV scheme at Bulford SFA is now set to generate an estimated 535,000 kWh in annual zero carbon electricity and achieve a carbon saving of up to 268 tonnes per year. The large PV systems which maximise roof space will provide significant energy savings for the service families whilst support the DIO’s desire to combat fuel poverty.