22nd May 2017
The successful completion of a complex electrical fit-out at a landmark retail development in Ipswich for Simons Group, has led to Premier Electrics being appointed to deliver a major project at Fenwick, Bracknell.
The contract at the Buttermarket which is strategically located in the heart of Ipswich incorporated the installation of a new LED lighting system within the upgraded SSE mall and lobby. Major existing electrical services had to be re-routed to allow for a new internal lay-out and new tenants – with the work being done within a live retail environment.
The Buttermarket which opened 25 years ago is a growing mixed-use venue comprising cinema, leisure and retail.
Premier Electrics’ Operations Manager, John McMullan said: “This was a major construction project for Ipswich and the upgraded centre will provide real benefits to the entire region both in terms of employment and retail choice.
“Buttermarket was the third major shopping centre project we delivered for Simons and, on the back of its success we were delighted to be given the opportunity to work with them on another major scheme at Fenwick, Bracknell.
“These types of complex, fast track schemes enable our experience, extra mile attitude and skill set to really come to the fore. Our formula at Premier is simple: on time, on budget, every time.”
Derrick Cooper who was the Simons Project Manager on this project said it was impossible to articulate the sheer scale of what was achieved overall at Buttermarket.
“The £15m remodel of an existing shopping centre created nine restaurants; a 24-hour gymnasium; 13-screen cinema; a 13-lane bowling alley and retail units. “To put this mammoth project into perspective, the team spent 65 weeks on site - the equivalent of 21,800 man days. The project involved 835 operatives and 120 different temporary works designs. 3237 tonnes of hardcore / concrete were recycled off-site; 269 tonnes of plasterboard was recycled off-site; 820 tonnes of mixed metal was recycled off-site and a total of 5260 tonnes of waste was removed.”