Andrew Brown Leisure
Electrical installation at Crow Wood Leisure, a four-storey hotel within an existing environment that included luxury spa, cottage accommodation, gym, equestrian centre and football academy. Works involved new mains upgrade, intelligent lighting, full audio and visual systems, intelligent emergency lighting with static invertor and mains LV upgrade to the existing facilities.
Part of the project required a site-wide upgrade to the HV and LV infrastructure. Due to continued expansion, the electrical capacity had been exceeded and needed to be upgraded.
We carried out the works in stages to minimise risk and disruption.
The new hotel was completed and became operational whilst external works to the HV ring were still ongoing. This meant that during operational hours of the 24/7 hotel, we needed to facilitate a complete loss of external power for eight hours. To mitigate disruption, we installed a standby generator prior to the planned outage. We installed this into the changeover switch provided during the works. Then, we carried out a test to simulate the mains failure. This confirmed the correct operation of the generator and changeover, further reducing any risk ahead of the planned outage.
Precautions taken ahead of time included full sequencing of works, method statements and programmes for sequencing on an hourly basis, daily load tests and recording to make sure there was an adequate supply of generator.
The project also had the need for a new LV panel within the existing gym and spa facility. We put in place the same precautions as the hotel change, with the addition of further programming and sequencing, detailing the circuit by circuit process of load shedding between existing panels to new LV panel.