Turnkey Electrical and Mechanical Installation at Sure Store, Bolton
DISC Electrical Limited (“DISC”) has just completed their latest turnkey electrical installation project for Sure Store Limited in Bolton. Sure Store is a multi-locational provider of state-of-the-art storage facilities, whose focus is providing the most secure storage for the public’s personal belongings and important items for commercial businesses.
When it came to the electrical design and installation of the newest addition to their property portfolio, Sure Store Limited knew they could rely on DISC to provide quality workmanship, on time and within budget. DISC has been providing a broad range of electrical contracting services for over 10 years, specialising in commercial and industrial applications. Their dedicated team of qualified and experienced electrical engineers and electricians helped transform the former DIY store into a 2-storey modern building with around 340 individual, internal storage units, administrative offices and communal area.
DISC has been responsible for ensuring the building is sufficiently powered and equipped to meet Sure Store’s hi-tec standards, comply with health and safety legislation and help demonstrate the company’s green credentials. The new design initially required an increased power supply to the property which was controlled by Scottish Power. DISC ensured the common areas on both floors are fitted with high level PIR and microwave LED lights that automatically illuminate upon the detection of visitors to the area. These provide an energy efficient solution to lighting, meaning that Sure Sore customers do not have to be concerned with switching lights on and off whilst moving items in and out. Units are alarmed, and some accessed by coded entry key pads. The largest storage units are accessible via secure roller shutter door from outdoors, whilst the smaller units have regular, lockable door access. The second storey is accessed by a newly-installed passenger lift and has a disabled refuge intercom adjacent to each set of stairs. Wi-fi has been made available throughout the building. The site is fitted with the latest electric heaters fitted with tamper-proof controls that ensure that the optimum temperature is maintained at the right times.
All communal areas have been fitted with emergency lighting, PIR motion detectors and CCTV which is monitored 24/7. Add to that the requisite smoke and heat detectors to meet fire regulations, the building is as safe and secure as possible.
DISC Electricals’involvement was not limited to the interior of the building on this project. They provided the power supply for the solar panels on the roof of the building. Using their own mobile elevated working platform (MEWP), they also installed the LED floodlights to the car park to ensure customers feel safe and protected as soon as they approach the storage facility. This was of importance to Sure Store Limited, as it offers customer access to their units 24 hours a day. As certified fitters of electric vehicle charging points, DISC also installed two charge points to the external wall of the building.
Finally, DISC has ensured the Sure Store totem sign at the entrance to the property was suitably lit to attract the attention of potential customers as they pass by and to promote the company’s location and services. This is controlled through timers and photocells to ensure that it is illuminated at specific times of the day and night without consuming excess power nor contributing to unnecessary light pollution.
To complete this project, DISC carried out all the necessary testing and certification of their work to confirm compliance with current regulations.
DISC was able to supply sufficient manpower to this project to ensure a timely completion whilst maintaining on-going support to their range of existing and new customers.
The services DISC provided on this project are:
- Electrical distribution
- General Lighting Installation
- Emergency Lighting
- Disabled Refuge Intercom
- Fire Alarm
- Car Charge Points
- Data cabling
- Supply for Solar Panels
- Water Heating