Wellington House, Leicester

Client:Stepnell Limited
Sector:High Rise Residential
View from the road of a five story red brick building, which stretches the length of the road.

The Project

Creating a bespoke solution to access challenges on this development confirmed our position as experts at working on complex schemes.

Wellington House in Leicester was a 52,673sq ft office block that was built in the 1970s on the site of an old newspaper printing works. The building has been converted into 105 apartments by construction company, Stepnell Limited, and Power On was selected as the project’s electricity partner for the £9m redevelopment.

Given the site’s city-centre location, access was one of the major challenges on this project, with tight entry, narrow roads, and tricky vehicle access.

Power On installed new off-site HV cabling, 50m in length, and a new 800kVA substation, which was to be housed within a brick-built substation enclosure provided by the customer. The brick-built substation was located in an integral courtyard, only accessible from above via an undercroft. We engineered a solution to this challenge by lowering the transformer into place from a parking lot above the site.

We ensured that the customer had a single point of contact throughout delivery to ensure power was achieved on time and within budget.

The installation also included 120m of LV cabling, 105No LV single-phase services, and 2No LV three-phase landlord services, with a new supply load total of 710kVA.

  • Electricity

Power On’s ability to engineer solutions to challenges on this project set them apart. The service received from the beginning was exemplary, in turn leading to completion within the desired timeframe. We look forward to working with Power On in the future.

Richard WhiteBuilding Services Manager, Stepnell Limited
View from the road of a five story red brick building, which stretches the length of the road.