2019-06/1560765978_the-timber-yard-galliard

The company, which has its headquarters in Portland Street, Aston and an office in central London, has been awarded a contract worth more than £4 million by Galliard Homes to fit out all 379 apartments at the new Timber Yard development in Birmingham’s Chinatown.

The mixed-use scheme on Pershore Street will consist of two residential buildings of up to 14 storeys containing a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, along with 10,000 sq ft of ground-floor commercial space.

The Timber Yard, named after its timber yard and plywood works history, is a joint venture between Galliard and Apsley House Capital aimed at meeting a growing need for high-quality city centre homes for young professionals.

J S Wright will equip all the apartments at the development with direct electric hot water cylinders to provide residents with thermostatically controlled and pressurised hot and cold water.

Work on site on the two-year project will begin in October 2019 with completion scheduled for October 2021.

Phil Leech, Managing Director of J S Wright, said:

“We are delighted to have been appointed to help deliver the first Birmingham development project for a longstanding London-based client, and to be at the heart of meeting demand for high-quality accommodation in the city of our roots.”

Established in Birmingham in 1890, J S Wright designs, installs and maintains mechanical and electrical services for the hotel, residential, social housing, student accommodation, leisure and commercial sectors. The company recently launched a new residential maintenance company, Wright Maintenance Ltd, serving homeowners and property managers across London.

The company was voted one of the UK's Top Ten Specialist Contractors to Work For in the 2016 Construction Enquirer Awards and was a finalist in three categories in the 2018 H&V News Awards.

Article credit: J S Wright