Substation completion marks major infrastructure milestone at Fairham
Fulcrum Group, the Sheffield-based leading independent net-zero focused multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has achieved a significant milestone in a landmark project at a major mixed-use development in the midlands with the completion of a high voltage primary sub-station.
The 132kV primary substation will serve Fairham, an £800m joint venture between Derbyshire-based Clowes Developments and Homes England.
The scheme will deliver 3,000 new homes, one million square feet of purpose-built commercial space and up to 2,000 new jobs on the site to the south of Nottingham.
The substation was a collaboration between the Group’s specialist engineering businesses, Dunamis and Maintech. Delivered to meet the schedule of the large-scale development, the substation was designed, constructed and commissioned jointly by the Dunamis and Maintech teams.
Maintech and Dunamis are among a small number of specialist electrical infrastructure businesses in the UK capable of delivering highly complex projects up to 132kV.
The two companies have a strong track record in providing electrical infrastructure with their specialist high voltage teams working closely with the developers to ensure seamless integration into the scheme’s electrical infrastructure.
The primary substation forms part of two initial contracts secured by the Group at Fairham, which includes the design and installation of the site’s gas, electricity and water infrastructure.
The combined high voltage capabilities of Dunamis and Maintech, together with Fulcrum’s multi-utility infrastructure expertise enabled the group to offer the developers an efficient and cost-effective approach to the scheme’s utility requirements.
Delivered over a period of two years, these two initial contracts will create the ‘spine’ of the multi-utility infrastructure that will serve the development. In addition, Fulcrum will become preferred utility partner for home builders constructing on the development.
Stuart Crossman, Chief Commercial Officer at Fulcrum, said: The completion of the substation, which will be a fundamental part of future proofing the scheme and handle both current and future electricity demands, is an important milestone for the Group and the Fairham development.
“Through our Group capabilities, we can deliver truly joined up high voltage and multi-utility solutions. Our involvement in the landmark Fairham development highlights the breadth of these high voltage and multi-utility infrastructure capabilities, and how we work closely with developers and contractors through our infrastructure first approach to ensure schemes can be energised as soon as possible.”
Ali Malik, Director of Clowes Developments Ltd, said “We are delighted the grid substation has been delivered on programme, it is now commissioned and formally adopted. This is a key piece of infrastructure for Fairham and will provide power for both housing and employment.”
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Photo caption: The 132kV primary substation, delivered by Fulcrum Group companies Dunamis and Maintech, will serve Fairham, which will include 3,000 new homes and one million square feet of purpose-built commercial space.
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Fulcrum is a multi-utility infrastructure and services provider. It is committed to supporting the UK’s journey to net-zero with low and zero carbon energy infrastructure solutions, including Britain’s EV charging network.
The Group operates nationally with its head office in Sheffield, UK focused on the design, build, ownership and maintenance of energy connections and their related utility infrastructure. The Group’s offering also extends to smart meter ownership and exchange programmes, and the selective ownership and maintenance of utility networks and infrastructure.
Due to bring thousands of new homes, jobs and opportunities to Nottingham, Fairham will be the East Midlands’ most significant mixed-use development.
The 606-acre site on the southern edge of the city boasts world-class connectivity and will become the region’s prime commercial and residential destination.
Fairham will create a thriving new community and neighbourhood that is well-planned, safe and friendly; a place that has a vibrant mix of residential and commercial sites designed and built to the highest standards.back to Fulcrum