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TechTalk: Berkeley Homes’ Woodberry Down development

BerkeleyWe have been on site at Berkeley Homes’ Woodberry Down development, a 64 acre project in north London since February 2013.   This impressive regeneration scheme will provide 5000 new homes in a sustainable community with apartments, penthouses plus lots of open public spaces and leisure facilities (the site is next door to Finsbury Park and two reservoirs).

We are providing a mechanical and public health installation and our resident project management team are demonstrating a great capacity to cope with the varying technical dynamics of this low and high rise scheme.

One such example is the recently completed, 30 storey tower block, technically a very demanding build.  We have overcome issues associated with high rise public health systems by installing a fully welded HDPE drainage system, along with the suitable expansion couplings to accommodate thermal expansion.

The boosted water has been delivered to the block via two risers, from separate Grundfos boost sets, operating at different pressures. This is to ensure that the high pressure required to deliver water on the thirtieth floor, doesn’t affect the lower floors with undue high pressures.

The communal heating system, from our centralised energy centre, is supplied via an intermediate plant room which acts as a hydraulic break to protect against high pressure on the lower floors and in the energy centre. Our technical expertise, strong coordination with other trade contractors and use of expertly selected plant and equipment has meant that Box and Charnock have been able to deliver yet another successful project for Berkeley Homes.

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