Refrigeration Upgrade

Godalming

THE OPPORTUNITY

KBS were delighted to win this contract through a competitive tendering process that included four other electrical contractors. Feedback on the tender stated that KBS were successful not only on price, but also on improvements to the specification identified and cost savings.

The project entailed a complete new refrigeration system for this 22,000 sq ft Waitrose & Partners store, including all the refrigerated cabinets and service counters. Additionally, KBS were involved in the implementation of the ‘Better Together’ initiative, which sees parent company John Lewis Partnership offer products in-store. KBS installed architectural lighting as part of the conversion of the relevant aisle.

THE DELIVERY

This project demonstrated KBS’ ability to deliver another project with considerable challenges. In replacing the old system with a new one and whilst operating within the confines of the existing service area, it was imperative that the transition was seamless, with no scope for any shutdowns. This was achieved thanks to the extensive experience of our operatives, enabling them to avoid problems that other contractors might run into. Our flexibility was further demonstrated by the requirement to complete all the work at night, due to local noise restrictions in place.

Additionally, the project was completed at the height of the Covid-19 restrictions, bringing its own new set of challenges, including adherence to strictest social distancing protocol.

THE OUTCOME

Once again, KBS delivered this challenging and high-profile project within budget, without any delays to the programme and with no disruption to the store operations.

At the time of print, the ‘Better Together’ promotion is still on display and looking fantastic. Most importantly, the client was delighted with the quality of the workmanship and the seamless project management, which made their jobs easier during this difficult period. Indeed, since this project was completed, KBS have been awarded two more refrigeration upgrade jobs with Waitrose and Partners, as detailed across.

Services Provided

  • Electrical Installation
  • Small Power
  • Main Switch Panels & Distribution Systems
  • Internal & External LED Lighting
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Containment Systems
  • Data Systems
  • BMS Systems
  • Fire Alarm