J S Wright wins council housing contract

J S Wright is to provide the heating and ventilation services for a new affordable housing scheme in south east London.

The company will design and build the energy efficient services for the Rennie Estate, comprising 49 apartments in two new blocks of twelve storeys and four storeys on Galleywall Road in Bermondsey, for award-winning housebuilder The Hill Group and its housing partner Southwark Council.

The contract, valued at more than £1.5 million, will include the design and installation of air source heat pumps (ASHP), which absorb heat from outside air, to deliver hot water at low flow temperatures to the individual apartments via heat interface units for radiators and domestic services.


J S Wright will reduce noise generated from power generation by surrounding the ASHP plant with acoustic enclosures. It will also equip the development with mechanical heat recovery ventilation systems.

The design and build brief will extend to providing residential sprinklers for fire protection, above ground drainage, and all sanitaryware, the latter also supplied by J S Wright. A building management system for monitoring and controlling all the mechanical systems is also part of the deal.

Work on site is scheduled to begin in June 2023 with completion due in April 2024.

Managing Director Peter Grierson said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this opportunity to help support a major local need for affordable housing by delivering high quality mechanical services that will reduce carbon emissions and running costs.” 

An artist’s impression of the new Rennie Estate in Bermondsey

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