One of a number of similar projects Power On has in the centre of Birmingham, Exchange Square has distinctive architecture that promises not only luxury apartments but also a social hub.
Phase one includes 603 luxury apartments with a private members’ club, gym, and roof garden. A second phase will see a further 375 luxury apartments and studios, making 978 new residences in total.
In this busy area of Birmingham, Power On provided two 1,000KVA substations and two 800KVA substations, with a maximum KVA of 3036. This is to power over 600 high rise apartments, held among three different landlords and including six retail units. The bespoke solution required technical expertise and a good working relationship with the main contractor and local authority client.
As well as providing the electricity supply, Power On is also delivering end-to-end, Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, delivering ultra-fast broadband to meet current and future demand. Each home is fibre-ready, with phone and broadband live when the owner moves in.
Power On provided a Fibre Integrated Reception System (FIRS) option for Exchange Square. This offers satellite and free-to-air TV and radio services including 3D, HD, SkyQ and On-Demand viewing, as well as digital radio. FIRS uses the fibre network to distribute signals, saving the cost and space of a secondary TV distribution network and removing the need for unsightly individual satellite dishes.