Three G&H Group divisions moving MEP works forward at £280m mixed-use scheme
Three divisions of the G&H Group are moving forward MEP works at pace on the £280m residential-led, mixed-use development in Luton.
Strawberry Star Homes’ LU2ON Union scheme sees 401 apartments being built across three blocks in phase one.
G&H Group was appointed by the main contractor JJ Rhatigan and is using BIM 360 and Revit 3D modelling throughout the project.
The first of three divisions working on the project is G&H Building Services which is leading all MEP works that includes electrical heating to apartments, power distribution, fire alarms and heat recovery ventilation.
Domestic services and drainage are also being provided.
MEP first fix works have started that see ducting, sprinkler and fire suppression, electrical and plumbing works being delivered.
Walls and ceilings are now being closed on the completed floors to allow the installation of kitchens and the second fix of appliances and accessories.
The MEP infrastructure is due to start shortly and will include risers and corridors installed with sub-main supplies for landlord and tenant services featuring boosted cold water and sprinkler supplies serving each apartment.
Meanwhile G&H Fabrication is pre-fabricating pipe work and mains pipe work as well as delivering the plantroom fit out.
The third division involved is G&H Air Conditioning that is due to start on-site installing units in the front of house office areas.
Paul Cuss, Senior Contracts Manager at G&H Building Services, said: “Works are progressing at a rapid pace throughout all three blocks.
“Back and front of house areas are now being handed over to us from JJ Rhatigan so we can begin fit out works.
“These consists of a marketing suite, facilities office, communications rooms, waste and refuse stores, management offices and plantrooms.
“Using BIM360 and our rigorous quality assurance approval procedure, all works will be completed to the highest standards before being offered back to the client for void closures.”
Built on a former Vauxhall motor company site, subsequent stages of the LU2ON project will feature a hotel, public park, a retail and leisure complex, bars and restaurants.
The work is part of Luton’s £1.5 billion investment framework that includes a new football and concert stadium, transformation of London Luton Airport, a 395-acre enterprise zone, improved public transport facilities and expansion of its cultural quarter.
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