Andrew Brown Leisure
Electrical installation to a 4 story Hotel situated and built 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, Mains LV upgrade to the existing facilities.
Critical Paths and Risks Identified:
- Reputational Risk
- High financial losses
- Operational Risk and Loss
As part of the project there was a requirement for a site wide upgrade to the HV and LV infrastructure. Due to the continued growth of the site the electrical capacity had been exceeded and needed to be upgraded.
The works had to be carried out in stages to minimise risk and disruption.
The new Hotel was completed and became operational whilst external works to the HV ring had still to be completed. This meant that during now operational hours of the 24/7 hotel there was a need for a complete loss of external power to the site for a period of 8 hours. To mitigate the disruption, we installed a standby generator the week before the planned outage. This was installed into the change over switch that we had provided during the works and a test was carried out to simulate the mains failure to confirm the correct operation of the generator and change over, 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 adequate supply of generator.
The project also had the need for a new LV panel installed within the existing Gym and Spa facility. The same precautions as the hotel change were put in place with the addition of further programming and sequencing detailing the circuit by circuit process of load shedding between existing panels to new LV panel.