Manufacturer wins multimillion-pound Battersea Power Station contract

TJ Duncan-Moir and John Hamnett of A1 Flues

A1 Flue Systems has secured a multimillion-pound contract to manufacture nine 100-metre tall chimney systems that will be installed inside two of the four iconic chimneys at Battersea Power Station in London.

The Ollerton-based company, which designs, manufactures and installs commercial and industrial chimneys, will act as a subcontractor of Vital Energi, which is the principle contractor for the supply and installation of the energy centres as part of the redevelopment of the site of the Grade II listed building.

The installation of the chimneys is scheduled to be completed by October.

A1 Flue Systems director John Hamnett said: “We are thrilled to have signed the agreement to provide the systems that will be installed in two of the chimneys as part of the redevelopment of the site of the world-famous Battersea Power Station.

“Battersea Power Station is the latest in a long line of iconic projects for a company that prides itself on being the best of British in both engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Our recent portfolio of projects in the capital includes The Shard, ‘The Cheesegrater’ (The Leadenhall Building) and ‘The Walkie Talkie’ (20 Fenchurch Street).

“Securing the project is testament to the brilliance of all 140 people who work at A1, who have made the company a world beater in the design, manufacture and installation of commercial and industrial chimney, flue and exhaust systems.”

The awarding of the contract will not lead to the creation of more jobs at A1 Flue Systems, according to fellow director Tracy-Jane Duncan-Moir, who says that the company has sufficient flexibility within its own labour force to fulfil the contract.

“This is a huge coup for our business, and it makes us very proud that an award-winning family-run business in North Nottinghamshire has become the UK centre of excellence in flue and chimney design. Being able to add such an iconic UK landmark to our portfolio of high-profile projects is amazing.”