Refrigeration Upgrade

Harrow Weald


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 30,000 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.


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, including a number of shutdowns to replace the Main LV Panel. This was achieved thanks to the extensive experience of our operatives, enabling them to avoid problems that other contractors might run into.


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.

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 more refrigeration upgrade projects with Waitrose and Partners, as detailed across.

Services Provided

  • Main Switch Panel's & Distribution Systems
  • Small Power
  • Containment
  • General & Emergency LED Lighting
  • Fire Alarm
  • CCTV, Intruder & Access Control
  • Building Management Systems
  • Data