Appointed by one the UK’s fastest growing utility asset adopting entities, Ingenious have the priviledge of working on one of London’s most iconic regeneration projects, Battersea Power Station.
Engaged as the Client’s Agent to review and approve the high and low voltage (HV/LV) design, Ingenious has poured over every detail, challenging and crystalising information presented as necessary to ensure our client acquires a world class asset.
Taking a pragmatic and considered view of the solution presented within the context of the development, our detailed examination covered switchroom configurations, secondary substations and plant selection, as well as all civils, earthing arrangements and the LV configuration within all building risers to our clients’ boundary.
Throughout the delivery of the project, Ingenious will continue to monitor and audit the installation, ensuring the design we have approved is delivered and that any necessary site driven changes are addressed quickly to prevent delays to the programme and subsequent delays to our client’s monetisation of their asset.
Attending meetings on behalf of our client, engaging with all stakeholders to ensure all matters are proactively addressed and communicated between the respective parties fluently. £9bn regeneration projects do not come along every-day, they present challenges and have nuances which require lateral thinking and the ability to make critical decisions in a timely fashion. These decisions not only impact on our client’s business’ success and reputation, they effect thousands of residents and businesses that rely on continuity of electrical supply to function, within what will be London’s busiest quarters along the River Thames.
Our client has full faith in our abilities and trust Ingenious to protect their position and make the right decisions to secure their revenue streams for the entire lifecycle of their power assets. Let us see how we can help you protect your success by proactively helping you plan for the future and overcome challenges which arise with your power assets.
Recognised across the world as one of the most important financial centres, Canary Wharf is a bustling hub for business, entertainment, shopping and culture. Piercing the London skyline, Ingenious are excited about supporting as Client’s Agent, two of the newest and most prestigious residential buildings to be built within Canary Wharf within the last few years.
Ingenious have been engaged to review the electrical design, ensuring it is fit for purpose and will provide the longevity and security required for our client to meet its’ operational and business objectives. Considering all aspects of the design, including but not limited to civils, ventilation arrangements, substation configuration and plant suitability, protection and cable route design, we are well versed at identifying important considerations early on so the right changes can be made.
Our other responsibilities include the monitoring of the installation through to its’ completion, reporting back to the client and identifying quality issues and the necessary remedial actions needed to ensure their asset is robust. This presents challenges and on occasion resistance from contractors, however we are clear that our responsibility is to protect our client’s interest so are ready for the scrum.
Our work continues for these development, and for the duration of the build, we will be there every step of the way checking every detail until the site is energised and the residents enjoy their new homes with the reassurance that the electrical infrastructure installed will keep their coffee percolators, well… percolating!
The Arch Company – 11kv Secondary substation design. Brixton Triangle, Brixton Station Road/Atlantic Road, London.
Working within a composite design team, Ingenious were responsible for the design of a new internal substation and associated LV network to serve a commercial development of railway arches within Brixton’s busy and vibrant cultural centre. The substation was designed for adoption by UKPN, the incumbent DNO.
This project had multiple stakeholders, including Network Rail (NR), the Train Operating Company (TOC), Market Associations and local community groups, each with their own specific requirements. The property, part of the Network Rail (NR) portfolio before being transferred to The Arch Company, required significant input from the NR engineering team given the proximity of the installation to an operational railway.
The space limitations and engineering requirements added additional processes and tiers of approval. Both NR and UKPN had very specific requirements and as such the engagement process proved critical to the production of an approved design. One of the most challenging aspects of this design was the ventilation arrangements. The final solution required the installation of a duct through an aperture created within an operational station platform terminating after penetrating the station’s canopy. Unable to transfer any load onto the station structure, the design of this ventilation system required in depth discussions and numerous iterations to meet NR’s standards and UKPN’s G81 adoption requirements, a challenge indeed. Our ability to manage expectations and find workable solutions which suited all parties was an important balancing act, and went far beyond the electrical engineering skills our team possess – it required our best diplomacy skills to keep the project moving forward, especially when there seemed no mutually agreeable position was in sight.
Through perseverance, dogged determination and engineering savvy, we produced a design which UKPN approved. This project demonstrated our ability to provide engineering solutions in difficult circumstances, finding solutions to complex engineering considerations working with numerous engineers from different stakeholder groups across multiple standards.
This substation will be constructed early 2020, powering the regeneration of an important cultural hub for many years to come, encouraging more visitors and boosting the local economy.