J S Wright has been awarded a second phase of work on London’s largest estate regeneration.

The contract, worth more than £9.5 million, is to provide the mechanical services for 352 new apartments on the First Development Site of the Aylesbury Estate in Walworth.

The company is already close to completing a £6.5 million-plus services package for the 229 apartments in the first phase (Phase A) of the FDS.

The first two phases (Phases A and B) of exclusively social housing are being delivered in partnership with award-winning housebuilder The Hill Group, housing developer Notting Hill Genesis and Southwark Council.

The FDS will eventually have 800 new homes – and the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate will ultimately deliver 3,500 new homes, half of which will be designated as affordable.

For Phase B, J S Wright will design and build an energy centre with gas-fired combined heat and power units and gas-fired boilers that will feed heat interface units in each apartment to deliver instant hot water on demand and heating to radiators at low return temperatures

The contract will also involve installing a cold-water plantroom and distribution network for boosted cold water and residential fire sprinklers to all apartments.

In addition, the Phase B work will include fitting mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems, wet and dry risers, sanitary ware, internal rainwater, and above-ground drainage systems. 

Also within the commission is a building management control system that includes a pre-payment billing system for each apartment’s energy use.

The company is beginning work now on Phase B of the Aylesbury Estate FDS, with the contracted work due for completion in December 2023.

Managing Director Phil Leech said: “Having already showcased our excellent skills and experience in designing and installing building services in a fully integrated way for the first phase of this life-transforming development for residents, I am thrilled we have been selected to complete phase B.”


A CGI of the Aylesbury Estate First Development Site Phase B in Walworth