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Vital secures £3.8m M&E package with Berkeley

25 January 2019

After working with the Berkeley Group for more than 12 years, Vital Energi has been awarded a project to adapt the energy scheme at Royal Warwick Square.

Vital secures £3.8m M&E package with Berkeley | ADE market-news

Royal Warwick Square is set to start construction this quarter. As part of the work, Vital will implement the extension of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure installation for the £3.8m energy solution.

The project was awarded to Vital following a long-standing relationship with the developers, and previous experience working on similar schemes. Vital’s ongoing work on Berkeley’s Prince of Wales Drive energy scheme to deliver a similar solution has demonstrated the skills required to add value to their Royal Warwick Square project.

Vital will install additional equipment into the existing energy centre from the first phase to cater for the extra demand from the six new blocks, including two boilers and a 210kWe CHP engine. The new buildings will have low temperature hot water, chilled water and low voltage connections. A new chiller plant room at basement level and associated roof mounted plant will also be installed. 

Vital has worked closely with the developer, St Edward, to create a construction schedule that minimises disruption to other contractors onsite.

Rob Callaghan, Regional Director for the South for Vital Energi, commented:

We are delighted to be working with St Edward to deliver an extension of their existing energy solution. We have carefully considered all site activity and the wider community to present a construction plan with little disruption, and look forward to implementing the scheme.

Vital has worked with the Berkeley Group since 2006 on projects such as Royal Arsenal Riverside, Prince of Wales Drive and Kidbrooke Village.

Work has been scheduled to start in February 2019 and will last until February 2020.

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