Case StudiesSome of our latest projects are outlined below
RAF Waddington: Boiler House 1 Replacement
With six badged squadrons and a community of around 3000 people, RAF Waddington is one of the largest military bases in the UK. It is also one of the RAF’s most strategically important camps, acting as the central hub for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR). But while ongoing investment has turned Waddington into a world class military facility, the camp’s heating system was in need of a significant overhaul.
Peterborough City Hospital: LINAC extension
Peterborough City Hospital is one of the country’s newest acute general district hospitals. It first opened to patients in November 2010 following a £330 million investment programme, the largest building project in the city since Peterborough Cathedral was built in the 12th century. From the outset, its Radiotherapy Department has played a central role in the life of the hospital. Prior to its inception in 2010, many local cancer patients had to make the long journey to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for their daily treatment.
RAF Waddington: High Voltage Upgrade
RAF Waddington first opened its doors as a Royal Flying Corps training base in 1916. A century on, it is one of the most important military bases in Britain: the UK hub of intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance, collectively known as ISTAR. It is also one of the Royal Air Force’s busiest operational airfields, accommodating six badged RAF squadrons and nearly 3000 people.
Bedford Modern School Science Centre
Bedford Modern School’s Science Centre is a state-of-the-art teaching faculty at one of the oldest and most respected independent schools in the county. Replacing the Client’s existing, outdated facilities, the new development – which is situated on a partly-elevated section of ground beside the Rutherford Lawn, to the rear of the school – comprises three subject-specific storeys and 21 classrooms wrapped around a spacious central atrium. The Client viewed the building’s excellent design and high construction standards as a key stimulus for future learning.
Friary Centre – Guilford
The project works included the refurbishment of the Friary Shopping Centre incorporating the new food court restaurant, mall refurbishment and access entrance areas. This project required extensive planning, working closely with Westfield to programme the services installation around the build programme and centres day to day operations. WT Parker’s dedicated management team and extensive workforce were critical to the success of the project providing a flexible labour resource for the highly complex project.
NEC – Birmingham
The works included the total refurbishment of the LG Arena Forum venue incorporating new hospitality, bars, restaurants access and entrance areas. This project required extensive planning, working closely with the NEC & GF Tomlinson’s to programme the services installation around the build programme and Arena event schedule. WT Parker’s dedicated management team and extensive workforce were critical to the success of the project providing a flexible labour resource for the highly complex project.
Cooper BMW – Reading
The flagship car dealship, built over 3 storeys is described as a landmark site. The new retail centre is the biggest BMW showroom within the UK. The centre sees the introduction of many state of the art facilities and services such as a stunning 'New Car' showroom, an indoor 'Approved Used Car' display area, 26 vehicle service bays and a comfortable customer lounge.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Following late night site shutdown surveys at the request of the V & A’s resident contractor and consultants Arup, we went on to carry out critical safety improvements to old switchgear at site and subsequently secured an order from MITIE Property Management for an additional 1600 amp switchboard configured in an “L” shape and in a reduced height format.
The International Automotive Research Centre
The International Automotive Research Centre at the University of Warwick is at the forefront of engine testing for clients including Jaguar LandRover so we were pleased to secure yet another order resulting from our own development testing – namely a “U shaped” 3,200 amp 80 kA for 1 second rated switchboard with all circuits having remote control.
The Yorkshire based Internet Service Provider famous for its brass band, dancing girls and Yorkshire Terriers TV advertisement chose us to supply the Mains Switchboard, UPS Switchboard and Roof Mounted DBs and a Switchboard Extension for their new facility in Leeds.
When FL Smidth needed a withdrawable Motor Control Centre for a middle eastern ore drying application they knew where to come. With removable starters and fixed pattern variable speed drives this was integrated with their software company’s backplate and intrinsically safe barrier assembly in a design we produced...
Cofely District Energy (Library of Birmingham)
Liaising with consultants Building Services Design in Fort Dunlop assisted our being chosen by Cofely District Energy to supply the new Energy Centre at the Library of Birmingham with a 10 metre long 1600 amp Switchboard to distribute power to the engine ancillaries for this new CHP scheme.
Cemex Cement Works
Working closely with the client’s Engineering Team our scope involved the replacement of a number of MCCs complete with ABB and Allan Bradley VSDs, DOL starters, busbar bridges and the fitting of PLC equipment from AB and Modicon in addition to Panel Installation and the inspection, refurbishment and testing of water damaged equipment.