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Click provides wiring accessories for £385m residential scheme

Click provides wiring accessories for £385m residential scheme

A partnership between Greystar – a global leader in the investment, development, and management of high-quality rental properties – and leading London property developer, Telford Homes, is delivering the UK’s largest single-phase build to rent development - Nine Elms Parkside.


Located at the former Royal Mail depot site in the London Borough of Wandsworth, plots B and D at Nine Elms Parkside have been purposefully designed for rent and comprise two twinned buildings with a total of 894 new homes that are now welcoming new residents into the 641,000 sq. ft of one, two and three bedroom apartments across the two buildings.  


The scheme comprises 760 Build to Rent and 134 Discount Market Rent homes in two buildings, based on passive design strategies, around landscaped courtyards. Each quad has an open corner to capture daylight and views out towards the park. The mixed tenure development provides access to shared internal and multifunctional external amenities to promote an integrated community. The scheme is to provide a net gain in ecological diversity, supporting and enhancing the wider Wandsworth and Nine Elms Local Biodiversity Action Plan.


When it came to specifying electrical accessories to satisfy the extensive requirements of a project of this scale and calibre, it was the electrical contractor responsible for the overall installation project who put Click Scolmore forward as the preferred supplier. Rob Dunkley, Director of Nomico Electrical Company Ltd, has worked with Click Scolmore for more than five years on a range of projects, and had no hesitation in recommending the company for this challenging project.  


Numerous Click products from across the Definity, GridPro and New Media ranges have been installed throughout the apartments and all communal corridors, as well as the amenity areas.  


Providing a smooth, clean finish throughout the apartments is the Definity screwless range in a polar white finish which has been used for all sockets, USB sockets, switches and dimmer switches, shaver socket outlets and fused connection units. The Definity screwless, push-fit plates from Click are available in eight assorted finishes, and the face plates are supplied independently of the electrical inserts which means that the installation of the product can be carried out and any subsequent maintenance or decoration completed before the final selection and fixing of the chosen face plate.  


All Definity switch plates are modular as standard, allowing the installer to create virtually any switch plate required. The MiniGrid modules are all easily and quickly exchanged or mounted onto unfurnished plates by means of a simple single screw fixing.


Sticking with the Definity range, the client chose a black finish for all the switches and sockets throughout the amenity areas. Each of the 10 to 17 storey buildings features 12,500 sq. ft of amenity space with a rooftop swimming pool, gym, pet spa, children’s play space, private dining rooms, cinema rooms and a sky lounge. There are two large outdoor terraces, yoga gardens and community herb gardens complete with beehives. The building on plots B and D also contains 25,000 sq. ft of retail and community space for uses such as shops, restaurants, and community use.


Providing the solution for media cabling requirements for the residential homes are plates and modules from Click’s New Media collection. With the modern home now more than a mere home and doubling up as a cinema, concert hall, meeting venue, computer room etc, provision needs to be made for the myriad of different electrical products that need accommodating. The Click New Media plates are available in 10 distinct finishes – Antique Brass, Polished Brass, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Satin Brass, Black Nickel, Pearl Nickel, Brush Stainless, Stainless Steel and Polar White and in keeping with white Definity accessories installed, the Polar White finish was chosen for the new media plates.  The New Media modules offer a flexible build solution to a host of individual media transfer requirements. The clip fit grid modules are simple to install in the blank mounting plates. 


Commenting on the electrical installation, Rob Dunkley, said: This was a very large and complex project for Telford Homes and Nomico were contracted to carry out all the electrical infrastructure and apartment fit outs. As part of the installation programme, we also carried out many amenity area fit outs across both blocks which consist of a gym, dog wash, external terrace on the first floor, a large reception and lobby area on the ground floor, plus a bar, lounge and games room area and a library, dining, and lounge facilities.


“Click Scolmore has provided us with an excellent service throughout this project. Right back at the start and during COVID when materials were becoming difficult to source, there were never any issues as stock was always allocated against this project. The Definity range is an excellent product with lots of variables across the range. I would thoroughly recommend their services and look forward to working with them again.”


Nine Elms Parkside benefits from a prime position in the Nine Elms regeneration area and is a short walk from both the Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station Zone 1 Underground stations. The ambitious scheme required intricate planning as it is being delivered over a complex substructure bridging over two new Northern Line Extension tunnels that were under construction.


The development is centred around a 14-acre new linear park that will run adjacent to the scheme providing much needed green space to the burgeoning Nine Elms residential neighbourhood. The wider Nine Elms masterplan also includes a new primary school, retail and leisure provision and additional public realm.


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23rd May 2024