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  • TaskDesign, build and installation of new switchboard and electrical systems at new student accommodation complex.

Northern Switchgear has been commissioned by Castle Building Services to develop the electrical infrastructure for a new student accommodation complex in Leeds City Centre.

Vita Leeds 2 contains 312 studio apartments for students in the upper floors as well as movie, gym, games, study and kitchen facilities to the ground and basement floors. NSG was tasked with designing and installing the switchboard for the site, alongside five panel boards and four auto transfer switches that would meet the requirements of the space. Work on the site was successfully completed and opened to students in September 2020.
NSG have designed and created a system which supports not only the requirements of the residential accommodation, landlords spaces and plant but also provided compliant life safety switchgear serving firefighting services throughout the building. By involving them at the planning stage of the project, NSG have been able to design and build switchgear to fit a compact space and pre-engineer auto transfer switches which were equipped with integral bypass and IP rated to ensure standards compliance, saving installation time on onsite.

Mick Harris – Senior Project Manager, Castle Building Services

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