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HBS secures £2m+ M&E and solar PV contract for Cala Homes Southwood Mews in Farnborough

We’re delighted to announce that Cala Homes (Thames) has chosen building services specialist HBS Group Southern (HBS) as its preferred M&E and solar PV delivery partner for Southwood Mews in Farnborough, Hampshire.

HBS and its integrated divisions will be supplying a complete package of mechanical, electrical, EV charging and solar PV services for 159 properties at the low-carbon housing development.

Offering something to suit everyone from first-time buyers to growing families, Cala Homes Southwood Mews is an exciting collection of one, two, three, and four-bedroom properties. Featuring high-specification fittings throughout, each home has been designed with sustainability front of mind.

Southern Housing Group will acquire 88 out of 159 properties which will be available as shared ownership and affordable rent. To meet the need for more affordable homes in the area, the housing association will deliver a total of 23 units for social rent.

The mechanical, electrical & solar PV contractor of choice 

HBS has displayed a consistent on-site performance for Cala Homes (Thames) for many years. Most recently, installing mechanical, electrical and renewable energy systems at multiple phases of Kings Barton in Winchester and Applegarth Vale in Grayshott. We’re now excited to continue this ongoing partnership and support the Thames office with the delivery of high-quality, energy-efficient new homes at Southwood Mews.

Cala Homes Thames commented: “We’re delighted to again be working with HBS Group Southern and we look forward to another successful project and partnership.” 

Lead by a dedicated project team, our Mechanical, Electrical and New Energies divisions will manage the supply, installation and commissioning of all plumbing and heating, electrical, electric vehicle charging and solar PV systems for the range of houses and apartments.

James Hayter, Director at HBS Electrical said: “We are proud to be chosen by Cala Homes as their preferred contractor to deliver a complete building services package for their Southwood Mews scheme. Our teams are focused on safely delivering a consistent quality of mechanical, electrical and solar installations in line with quality and programme targets. We look forward to supporting this exciting new sustainable development and boosting the supply of high-quality housing for the local area.” 

Helping Southwood Mews meet its sustainability targets 

Our in-house team designed and specified a compliant and cost-effective solar PV and EV charging solution to ensure the Cala Homes Southwood Mews scheme achieved its carbon reduction requirements and planning conditions within budget.

We will install a combination of single-phase Complete In-roof Solar systems for the houses and three-phase on-roof systems for the apartment blocks, with system sizes ranging from 2.72 kWp up to 7.14 kWp.

The 92 kWp of new build solar PV will generate an estimated 82,000 kWh in annual zero-carbon electricity, lowering emissions by up to 43 tonnes per year. The inclusion of solar panels will help to power the new homes more sustainably and provide valuable energy-bill savings for homeowners.

What’s more, to ensure the development is future-proofed and ready for electric vehicles. Our fully qualified and trained electricians will install 129 x 7.3 kW EV charging points across the Southwood Mews scheme.

Your trusted M&E & solar PV specialist

If you have an upcoming housing development that requires a trusted mechanical and electrical contractor, or a solar PV installation specialist to help meet your sustainability targets then email our expert team to discuss your tender requirements. We can provide a quality assured package of complete building services to meet your specific needs.

HBS Group Southern is an award-winning mechanical, electrical, and renewable energy installation specialist with over 70 years of experience. We have built a strong reputation for consistently delivering reliable and industry-leading building services in the new build housing sector. Take a look at some of the case studies we’ve completed for national and regional housing developers to see how we can help.

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