Our team has recently been working on the development of four switch rooms on the Teesworks site in Redcar.
Teesworks is the UK’s largest and most connected industrial zone, covering up to 4500 acres on the banks of the River Tees.
Once home to some of the largest steel manufacturers in the world, the site offers immediate connectivity to Teesport, The North Sea, Europe and beyond.
Electricity North West contracted us to provide four new buildings, which are set to be used as substations to house electrical equipment such as switchgear.
We offer end-to-end project management to all of our clients, and for this project, our team will oversee the entire process from design to installation.
For this project, our mission is to design safe switchrooms that are large enough to accommodate any make of switchgear with an adequate amount of space to allow any possible future extensions to switchboards.
One major consideration for this particular project was the groundwork. Unlike the majority of steel building companies, we offer a complete groundwork solution. Due to the function of the switch rooms, we needed to establish the correct spatial requirements in the design to ensure that all necessary underground cables were accounted for.
Another aspect of the project to consider is the mechanical panels that need to be installed in each switch room. These panels are capable of handling complex electric controls, higher-level monitoring and correct ventilation for the electrical equipment.
In order to create the necessary amount of space for each of the switch rooms, the roofs we have installed are pitched at 31 degrees. A roof pitched at this angle has many benefits, including allowing more space for additional machinery in the future as well as making maintenance easier and more manageable for the client.
We are aiming for full completion of the project by the end of July.
It is an honour to be contracted to build on the world-renowned Teesworks site. The site is integral to the North East’s long and rich steelmaking heritage, with some of the most famous structures, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, being manufactured here.