Work is progressing at Berkeleys’ impressive Oval Village development in South London where we were awarded the design and build contract for Block A, the first of seven blocks.
Block A is made up of 5 cores, and we have been working on cores 3 and 4 on the mechanical and electrical scope, which have been handed back to the client, ready for occupancy before the end of the year.
The heating, and chilled and boosted cold water systems are now live on all the first-floor distribution which feeds cores 3, 4 and 5. All sprinkler pipework feeding both cores 3 and 4 are operational. We have all the electrical work live and tested in cores 3, 4 and the temporary concierge, which includes fire alarms, smoke extract, (Life safety systems) external lighting, telecoms, and door entry.
A major highlight for our team at Oval was getting all the mechanical aspects of the project over the line which included the installation of the temporary Energy Centre, which comprises of boilers, plate heat exchangers and ancillaries feeding into two blocks, along with two chiller installations on the roof of Block A and boosted cold water system installation, smoke extract, fire alarm, door entry and level 1 and ground floor sprinkler systems, main LV switch panels, feeding all distribution panels in the cores, main electrical risers and DB boards feeding the floors.
We’ve taken some pictures of the chillers that sit on Block A roof, inside of the chillers and the mechanical pipework that runs above the different levels of cores 3 and 4. Oval Village overlooks into the iconic Oval international cricket ground and boasts spectacular views of well-known London landmarks, which you can see on the pictures too.
Our next milestone will be the handing over of Cores 5 by the end of February next year.