Birmingham M&E contractor scoops £5m deal for Wimbledon development

Birmingham-based mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has netted a contract worth more than £5m for the residential element of a mixed-use regeneration scheme in Wimbledon.

The 130-year-old company, which has its headquarters on Portland Street in Aston and an office in central London, will install the mechanical services for 413 private apartments at Wimbledon Grounds on the site of a former dog track in Plough Lane.

Wimbledon Grounds, which will sit next to a new stadium for football club AFC Wimbledon, is a development by Galliard Homes that will eventually comprise more than 600 homes and 18,000 sq ft of commercial space.

J S Wright has already started work on site on the new project, with completion scheduled for September 2021.

Phil Leech, managing director of J S Wright, said: “We are delighted that after being brought into this project from the start by supplying and installing its shell and core services we have subsequently been commissioned to equip all the high-quality private apartments and communal areas.

“This contract is a tribute to the proven skills and expertise of our highly trained workforce.”