Springfield Homes choose Energetics Design & Build for Bertha Park Village
Bertha Park, a Springfield Properties village, is a new mixed-use development consisting of 3000 residential houses, two new primary schools and a secondary school as well as medical, retail, leisure and community facilities.
The development is being built in three phases, over 30 years. The first phase comprising of circa 1100 houses and new state of the art £32.5million Bertha Park High School, began in 2017. The utility scope of the project was for Energetics Design and Build (EDB) to design and install a high voltage network with 15 substations, a medium pressure gas distribution mains including a gas governor, as well as the connection to gas and electricity for each home, school and commercial unit. So far, EDB has installed four substations, one gas governor and over 5,834 meters of electrical cable and 2,979 meters of gas mains.
A Collaborative Partnership
Alasdair Mackie, Group Engineering Director at Springfield Properties, explains that they were looking for “a multi-utilities partner that would be able to deliver on a project of this scale (for a development of over 3000 new homes/village) and over a 30-year timescale. From our experience of dealing with Energetics on other projects and knowing the level of expertise within their teams, we had confidence that Energetics would look after Springfield’s interests to deliver the project”. Energetics has worked closely and in partnership with Springfield at Bertha Park from the initial design through to the construction stage to deliver this large scale and demanding project within budget and with a client/customer focus throughout.
Design Flexibility & Value Engineering
Substantial off-site infrastructure works were required to deliver gas and electricity to the development, through the busy Inveralmond Industrial Estate. Energetics has risen to the challenges presented at each stage, so far bringing 675m MP gas to site and delivering a 1mva connection, consisting of over 2065m of HV cable, from the nearest SSE substation. The final part of the route involved bringing both the gas and electricity under the Inveralmond River, into the development.
“The pre-planning work by Energetics and their early engagement with other statutory bodies resulted in minimum disruption with regards to the delivery of off-site infrastructure, with no increased costs as a consequence.”
Group Engineering Director at Springfield Properties