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Newlands Lawn Tennis Club

Client: Newlands Lawn Tennis Club
Project length: 2 days
Project value: £1.5K
Completion date: June 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Brief project description: The tennis clubs heating control system had become faulty causing the temperature within the Squash Courts section of the facility to become ‘uncomfortable’.

The heating control system had previously been fitted by an external heating contractor and over the years, the system had struggled to cope with various upgrades and alterations to the sites heating requirements.

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One of our Glasgow electrician HF members was dispatched to install a new remote thermostat and ensure that a new electrical supply was installed for the new boiler that had been fitted at the tennis club.

Project Challenges: As mentioned, the various alterations to the heating system throughout the years meant that a complete overhaul of the heating control system was required.  The challenge for our electrical contract team was to ensure that the new system would connect with the newly installed boiler system.

The end result is that the Tennis Club now has a far more user friendly control system that comes complete with a remote temperature control unit for the squash courts area itself.

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Our Sports Facilities & Leisure Sector contracting work truly covers projects of all shapes and sizes.

We use our expertise in the diverse range of services that we offer within the individual divisions of HF to create, maintain and service sports and leisure facilities for our customers across the UK.

In an environment where cost-effective, trouble free yet high quality contracting work is not just expected but demanded, we deliver.

Our mixture of standard and bespoke services allows us to offer a ‘one stop shop’ for projects ranging from the electrical wiring and plumbing of a new gym facility to the 24/7 security monitoring of a large scale sports venue.

Working in Live Environments and against the clock

We have extensive experience working in ‘live environment’ sites for our clients.  Be this a Sports Gym that is open 24/7 or at sports venues that require large scale work to be carried out while overlapping multiple commercial events at the venue.  We can work in these environments and ensure that our team causes minimum disruption to your business operations.

With office in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, our services span across the UK.  At HF, we offer our clients an unsurpassed level of genuinely in-house capabilities, senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and the opportunity to tap into a wide range of services and a team of consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none.

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The Lord Lounsdale

Client: The Lord Lounsdale / Mitchells and Butlers
Project length: 20 days
Project value: £25K
Completion date: May 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Brief project description: Our Electrical Division were contracted to  were contracted to complete electrical work for The Lord Lounsdale Bar and Restaurant in Paisley.  The work included the installation of new external lighting for the outdoor beer garden area and the upgrading of the main electrical distribution boards.  This included the re-wiring of fuse boards to modern MCB distribution boards.

Inside the restaurant area, we installed a new dimming system that will help the restaurant area become a more intimate setting and fitted brand new, energy efficient LED lighting in the Bar area.

The final electrical work we completed was the installation and alteration of new circuits into the kitchen for the new electrical equipment that was to be fitted.

Project Challenges:
As is so often the case with businesses in the hospitality sector, timescales were tight.  A number of different contractors were involved in the bar and restaurant fitting which meant that schedules had to work around each other.

The ‘soft start’ allowed for some works to be carried out prior to the complete closure of the bar and restaurant which restricted the number of contractors on site, but from the minute that the site was closed for the refitting work to begin, it was all hands on deck to get the works completed on time. This is because the refit also included structural works in the kitchen area that required a wall to be knocked down so that the kitchen could be extended into an unused room.

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At HF Group, we operate a complete Bar and Restaurant fitting service across the UK.

We supply pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels across the country with a complete range of ElectricalMechanicalPlumbing, Heating and Fire & Security Services.

As a leading contractor in the hospitality sector, we have worked with some of the largest pub chains and brewers in the country to fit out their latest locations across the country.

Through our group of world-class companies, all run with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen, we can offer our customers the very best in quality and seamless integration of different services. With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

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Crerar Hotel Group

Client: Crerar Hotel Group
Project length: 6 months
Project value: £150k +
Completion date: April 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

creara hotel swimming poolBrief project description: HF were contracted to complete the refurbishment of the Crerar Hotel Spa and Swimming Pool area.

The existing swimming pool at the hotel was refurbished with new LED lighting and emergency lighting system installed.

Additional electrical installation work took place in the treatment rooms, changing rooms, toilets and Spa reception. We also installed electrical designer radiators as part of a new heating system in the Spa.

Our Mechanical Division were responsible for the installation of a brand new air conditioning system as well as the design and fitting of new ventilation system for the Swimming Pool and Spa area.

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The Swimming Pool before we began work
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The Spa area before we started work
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The Swimming Pool area after we have completed our work
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The Spa area after we had installed the LED lighting

Project Challenges:
The entire project had to be completed while the main hotel was still operational.  This meant that our Electrical and Mechanical work had to be scheduled around busy hotel activities during the course of the day to ensure minimise disruption both to the hotel staff but also, most importantly for the hotel guests.

This was particularly challenging when we have to shut off the electrical supply to the entire hotel which was necessary in order to connect the Hotel and Spa Distribution Boards.

Working in a specialist environment such as a swimming pool is deemed as a ‘Special Installations of Locations’ job that forms a significant part of the Requirements for Electrical Installation. This means that we have to follow strict installation guidelines to ensure that all electrical installation work was fully compliant with current standards.

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The HF Group of companies offers clients an unsurpassed level of genuinely in-house capabilities and senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover. For our customers, whether they be in hospitality, manufacturing or one of the many other sectors that we work in, it gives them the opportunity to tap into a wide range of services and a team of consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none.

We have diversified and developed abreast of industry advancements and have grown into a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen. Faced with today’s business challenges – recessions, pandemics, takeovers and mergers, this is testament to HF’s truly outstanding approach.

Hugh M Fulton – Group Chairman says:

“Experience shows. Our strong ‘family’ system is based on cohesion, flexibility and communication. We have a proven track record of delivering results and a truly quality service.”

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Kinning Park Complex

Client: Kinning Park Complex
Project length: 20 weeks
Project value: £700k +
Completion date: March 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Heating & AC, Fire & Security, Automated Controls

Brief project description: HF were contracted to complete the Electrical, Mechanical and Fire & Security work for the refurbishment of the old Kinning Park Primary School that has been used as a local community centre since 1979. The job required multiple divisions of the HF Group included Automated Controls to be utilised as we help convert the historic building up to modern standards.

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Electrical – Our electrical division were responsible for the complete installation of brand new mains power source, including upgraded CT metering and the installation of Distribution Boards throughout the building. As part of the complete rewiring of the building, we also fitted new electrical wiring from local distribution boards to new LED light fittings (and refurbished and upgraded fittings) as well as additional small power outlets.

The architectural designs required for the job included dimming controlled lighting in set ground and first floor open plan areas.

Working alongside our Mechanical division, we were responsible for the installation of new commercial kitchen equipment and the installation of Smoke Vent controls (required by our Fire & Security Division) that were connected to the roof Velux windows with main and remote panels located as required.

An elevator was installed by a specialist lift fitting contractor and to ensure the building was compliant, we a installed disabled refuge system on all main and half landing levels of the building that can be used in the event of an emergency.

We ensured that we stayed in close contact with our fellow contractors within HF to assist with power supplies and control requirements where necessary.

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Mechanical – Our Mechanical Division were tasked with the installation of the buildings brand new central heating system and plumbing system.  This included everything from new combi boilers to radiators, pipping, sink units, toilets and showers.

Because of the age of the building, we fitted a new Gas supply for both boilers and kitchen cooking equipment.

Our HVAC team were also tasked with installing new ventilation and extraction systems throughout the building.

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Fire & Security – Our Fire & Security engineers installed a brand new L2 fire alarm system throughout the building that connected to various Mechanical installed gas systems.  We fitted a variety of Security devices and CCTV cameras across the site ranging from tamper alarms on windows to motion sensors in hallways, bell boxes and security lighting outside. We installed video and pin code Access Control Systems that use simple to operate control handsets installed and interlinked across all offices throughout the building.

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Controls – Our Automated Controls team were contracted to design, build and install a main control panel for the site that would be located within the plant room of the building. The control system included wire to all valves and pumps and was linked with newly installed zonal thermostats throughout all levels of the structure. The controls system our team designed included built and wired controls for kitchen extract and intake fans as well as heating battery controls for both the kitchen and ground floor toilet areas.

Project Challenges:
The architect/interior designers wanted to keep the authentic rustic look and feel of the original school building where possible.  This meant that we had to work around existing interior design features. The Kinning Park Complex was originally built in 1910 as the science block of Lambhill Street Secondary School.  Due to the age of the building, difficult access restrictions and the complex nature of rewiring such an old building while installing new plumbing and heating systems – all while ensuring that the building met the latest fire and security standards –  understandably had its challenges.  But as ‘A Company Well Connected’, we can provide Electrical, Mechanical, Fire & Security as well as Control System services all under the one roof.  This means that through experience, skill and inhouse communication, our team were able to work through any obstacle that popped up during the site fitting.

 

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The HF Group of companies offers clients an unsurpassed level of genuinely in-house capabilities and senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover. For our customers, it gives them the opportunity to tap into a wide range of services and a team of consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. We have diversified and developed abreast of industry advancements and have grown into a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen. Faced with today’s business challenges – recessions, pandemics, takeovers and mergers, this is testament to HF’s truly outstanding approach.

Hugh M Fulton – Group Chairman says:

“Experience shows. Our strong ‘family’ system is based on cohesion, flexibility and communication. We have a proven track record of delivering results and a truly quality service.”

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Two Neighbours EV Charging Installation

Client: Domestic Customer (Neighbours)
Project length: 1 Day
Completion date: March 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Green Energy

Brief project description: We were contacted by a resident living at  No. 15 who was initially enquiring about having an EV charger installed at his home. He advised us that other installers had been willing to quote but nobody had come to survey his property as the electrical installation was what can only be described as’ bit difficult’. This was because the property garage (where the EV Charger was to be installed) was located at the other end of the garden, far away from the house.

We surveyed the site and provided the customer with our quotation and breakdown of what work was required. While we were conducting our site survey, the resident at No. 15’s next door neighbour at No. 11, asked if we could also provide a quote to install an EV charger at his home, which was in the exact same situation with the garage being located at the other end of the garden from the house.

Project Challenges: During the EV installation survey, we discovered that both properties were on the dreaded looped electrical supply. It transpired that his supply in fact came from the property at No. 11 house which meant that we could not connect No. 15 or No. 11 chargers to the networks until they were successfully ‘un-looped’.

Scottish Power will not allow the connection of an EV charger with this type of supply. As a result, the customer was needing to have their home un-looped from the next-door neighbour’s electrical supply. Scottish Power were called out to install a brand new supply cable to the property – completely free of charge to the customer.

To make the project even more of a challenge, the deadline for installing chargers to gain the OZEV grant being 31st March, and the DNO stating between 7-15 weeks for a new supply to be installed meant we were up against the clock if both customers were going to be able to receive their grants.

We kept in constant contact with SPEN and through our persistence, we managed to book a date of the 25th March for their supply to be installed. The HF Electrical team completed both installations on the same day and both customers were understandably left very happy as the work was completed before the deadline and they would be in receipt of the OZEV grants before they expired.

What the customer said

“Superb service from your Electrician/EV Installer Graeme Sneddon. Great help dealing with Scottish Power. Not an easy job!!! Cheers”

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As more and more car manufacturers release new Electric Vehicles with better range and more efficient, faster charging options, there is a growing wave of support from customers looking to make the switch from petrol and diesel powered vehicles. And with more and more of these car owners making the switch to electric vehicles, there is a strong demand for at home charging systems to be fitted.

The different types of EV Charger

EV charging points are not like petrol stations with universal pumps. There are multiple branded manufacturer options available and various styles of EV charging station outlets to choose from. Wall mounted 7kW EV chargers are the most common and are compatible with all current electric vehicles on sale (with exception of some hybrid models) and an average charge time for an electric vehicle will take between 6 to 7 hours (though this is getting better all the time). There are faster, more powerful charging systems and even something called ‘Rapid Chargers’ available. Our qualified EV Charger Installation team can advise you on the best fit for your EV Charging needs.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

Gaucho Restaurant (Glasgow)

Client: Gaucho Glasgow / Hugh Stirling
Project length: 10 weeks
Completion date: March 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire & Security

Gaucho Restaurant Fitting

Brief project description: Our Electrical Division were contracted to complete the electrical fit out of the new Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse themed restaurant to be opened in Glasgow. The works included the installation of new power, lighting and dimming systems for the restaurant as well as new data wiring that would allow the new venue to have a higher level of security over wireless networks.  We also installed the wiring for the new restaurants sound system.

Our Fire & Security Division were commissioned to upgrade the existing sites Fire Alarm Systems, a new Intruder Alarm System and state of the art CCTV system.

Project Challenges: Our Electrical Division had to carry out extensive electrical refurbishment works throughout the premises whilst retaining the main structure of the building, not damaging ceilings or walls which were being retained.

As a professional Electrical Contractors we have worked on many similar Restaurant fitting projects in Glasgow for the Hospitality & Tourism sector. This invaluable experience allows us to complete these kinds of projects to specification, on time and to the highest of standards.

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If you would like to find out more about our Restaurant Fitting works we can provide in the hospitality sector, please click the link below.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

Ohme Home Pro EV Charging Installation

Client: Domestic Customer
Project length: 1/2 Day
Completion date: February 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Green Energy

Brief project description: We were contracted to install a brand new Ohme Home Pro EV charger for a customer in Glasgow. What makes the Ohme Home Pro EV charger so special is that it has full 4G capabilities. This connects the system to its own back office and allows the customer to select which energy tariff they are using when charging their electric vehicle.

The 4G connected charger then inputs the cost per unit of electricity at the time and gives the customer an accurate cost per charge (depending on the battery level of the vehicle at the time of charging, and the target charge level they are trying to achieve). This allows the customer to see when is the best time of the day to charge their vehicle, creating real cost potential to the customer over the course of the year (for example if their tariff was on a lower rate at night time to encourage overnight charging).

Project Challenges: During the initial site survey for the EV Charging Installation, our Engineers spotted that the customers supply to their home was looped. This method of supplying semi-detached and terraced properties in Glasgow was once a popular choice and means that one cable has been taken from the main supply cable in the street to one house. Then another cable ‘loops’ from this supply to the house(s) next door.

Scottish Power will not allow the connection of an EV charger with this type of supply. As a result, the customer was needing to have their home un-looped from the next-door neighbour’s electrical supply. Scottish Power were called out to install a brand new supply cable to the property – completely free of charge to the customer.

Because our engineers picked this up during the initial home survey and highlighted the problem to SP Energy Networks at the point of application, it took all the hassle away from the customer. It is this level of detail and service that we are so proud of when it comes to electrical installations such as EV Charging Point fitting.

When the property was ‘un-looped’, SP Energy Networks informed us that the works were complete and we were able to carry out our full installation of the new Ohme Home Pro EV Charger.

What the customer said

“Highly recommend HF for EV Charger installation. I got several quotes but HF were the only supplier who actually did an in-person site visit. Just as well too as they spotted I was on a looped supply. They then submitted the request to Scottish Power on my behalf to have a direct supply installed to my home and helped me navigate my way through that confusing process. Once that was done the installation of the charger was spot on – an excellent piece of work.”

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As more and more car manufacturers release new Electric Vehicles with better range and more efficient, faster charging options, there is a growing wave of support from customers looking to make the switch from petrol and diesel powered vehicles. And with more and more of these car owners making the switch to electric vehicles, there is a strong demand for at home charging systems to be fitted.

The different types of EV Charger

EV charging points are not like petrol stations with universal pumps. There are multiple branded manufacturer options available and various styles of EV charging station outlets to choose from. Wall mounted 7kW EV chargers are the most common and are compatible with all current electric vehicles on sale (with exception of some hybrid models) and an average charge time for an electric vehicle will take between 6 to 7 hours (though this is getting better all the time). There are faster, more powerful charging systems and even something called ‘Rapid Chargers’ available. Our qualified EV Charger Installation team can advise you on the best fit for your EV Charging needs.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

Domestic EV Charging Installation

Client: Domestic Customer
Project length: 1.5 Days
Completion date: January 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Green Energy

ev charging installation for a domestic garage

Brief project description: Our qualified EV Charging Installers were hired to install a new ‘Wallbox Pulsar‘ Tethered EV Charging Point along with additional IP-rated garden sockets for a property in Glasgow. The electrical installation work required the consumer unit in the garage to be upgraded to a more modern unit. We also increased the size of the cable supplying this consumer unit to cope with the increased demand of the EV charger.

Project Challenges: The frontal area of the garage where the EV charging point was to be fitted was quite narrow.  This meant that we could only fit a certain size of EV Charging Point.  Thanks to the advances in EV Charging technology, we were able to fit a new compact charger from specialist manufacturer Wallbox to the restricted space.

Customer Quote: “I am very happy with the work carried out.  Very helpful installer and overall am impressed with the work done.

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There is a growing wave of support for electric vehicles in both the commercial and consumer sectors that is currently exceeding the electric vehicle charging network. There is a great demand for charging stations across the country that needs to be met.

The different types of EV Charger

EV charging stations are not like petrol stations with universal pumping stations. There are different branded manufacturers and levels of charging station. Wall mounted 7kW EV chargers are the most common are are seen both in business parks and residential driveways. They are compatible with the vast majority of current electric vehicles on sale (we can advise you on the specifics) and an average charge time for an electric vehicle will take between 3 to 4 hours. There are faster, more powerful charging systems and even something called ‘Rapid Chargers’. Our qualified EV Charger Installation team can advise you on the best fit for your business needs.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

Valneva

Client: Valneva / Bouygues Energies
Project length: 9 months
Completion date: December 2021
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Brief project description: Our Electrical Division were contracted to fitout the new Valneva manufacturing vaccine laboratories and energy centre that was under construction in Livingston.  The electrical installation work required the fitting of various metal containment units across the facility including Ladder Rack, Cable Tray, Trunking and Cable Baskets.

Bio Grade Dado Trunking was specified for the electrical installation within the labs clean room areas which were also fitted with a central battery emergency lighting system.

Across the new facility, various cable types were installed including FP600s, FP200, XLPE SWA and LSF Singles.  In the main server room, Data Baskets and Data Matting were installed while Schneider Isobar P Distribution Boards were fitted at various locations within the facility.

Our electrical team were also required to install Street Lighting and Floodlighting at specified external locations on the site.

Project Challenges: Working alongside various other contractors while dealing with an ever-changing design as works progressed is always a challenge but our electrical team have years of experience in this type of service.

The work had to be completed to a very tight timescales. To achieve this, various shift patterns and extended hours were required by our team to meet the constraints of the programme.

An interesting additional project challenge during this job was that, due to the laboratory clean room environment and air pressure values, all routes into clean rooms had to be suitably sealed to maintain pressures.

Customer Quote: “This was my first experience in using HF as a sub-contractor and I was very pleased with the way that they handled and delivered this challenging project.

With a very tight timeline due to client demand there was many challenges which HF worked very hard to achieve. Their flexibility and willingness to adapt to variations was exceptional given that there were a lot of design changes which came from our main client’s requirements., The site team were very professional and I would have no hesitation in using HF again on any of our projects.”

Stuart Buchan – Bouygues E&S Electrical Project Manager

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Working to the latest in Health & Safety Regulations, we can cover a wide range of services in the healthcare sector, covering everything from medical office fittings to complex technological laboratory facilities.

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UK Wide Service Provider

With offices across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, we are a UK wide multi service provider. Our team in Electrical, Fire & Security, Mechanical, Plumbing, Comms and Controls can provide vital installation, maintenance and repair solutions in all types of healthcare sector work that exceed current UK quality and sustainability standards.

If you would like to find out more about the work that we do in the healthcare sector, please click the link below.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

All Bar One

Client: All Bar One / Mitchells and Butlers
Project length: 19 days
Completion date: November 2021
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical, Fire & Security

Brief project description: We completed the electrical refurbishment of the Glasgow All Bar One ground and first floor public areas. Our work also required expertise from our Mechanical and Fire & Security divisions for the Plumbing Fittings and Fire & Safety Testing of the newly refurbished Restaurant and Bar in Glasgow City Centre.

The electrical work required the replacement of all existing wall and pendant light fittings in the public areas. These were replaced with new, client sourced, light fittings. We were also tasked with the installation of centre piece LED lighting used for ‘feature columns’ in the public spaces. These ‘feature columns’ form a big visual element of the interior design layout of the refurbishment of the restaurant/bar.

Additional lighting units were fitted to replace the existing track lighting units in the public spaces and we installed LED lighting strips to the back bar gantry, front bar area, masterclass bar and upstairs cabinets to help the restaurant/bar area ‘mood lighting’.

The newly fitted lighting systems were all connected through a Tiger dimming system which replaced the Bars existing individual dimmers for lighting circuits. This new system now allows the All Bar One hospitality team to set specific lighting scenes dependant on time of day.

Our electrical team also fitted new plug sockets throughout the premises, all of which came with decorative twin USB sockets.

Our Mechanical Division were tasked with all the new plumbing fittings work for the new kitchen area.  We also provided all of the plumbing fittings for the public washrooms in the venue.

Our Fire & Security Division completed the Fire Risk Assessment work for the newly refurbished Bar/Restaurant and completed successful testing of the Fire Alarm System.

Project Challenges: This project was completed in Glasgow City centre while the COP26 conference was taking place.  This meant that our electrical, mechanical and fire & security team had to deal with the many road closures in Glasgow as well as other unique obstacles caused during the running of COP26.

The biggest project challenge however was the very tight timescales. All Bar One officially closed for the Bar/Restaurant Refurbishment to commence on Sunday 17th October. The final handover was scheduled to be on Monday 8th November with the venue to re-open on Wednesday 10th. This meant that there was a large amount of work to be done in a very short space of time.

With multiple service contractors (including plumbers, tilers, joinery, decorating and flooring contractors) all present and all working in relatively small spaces, and with a short time scale to complete the project, it was challenging to coordinate our necessary works alongside the other trades and their schedules.

However, as a professional Restaurant/Bar fitters we have worked on many similar projects in the Hospitality & Tourism sector which has given us invaluable experience to allow us to complete this kind of work to these kind of deadlines to specification, on time and to the highest of standards.

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If you would like to find out more about the various refurbishment works we can provide across our divisions in the hospitality sector, please click the link below.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

Blackhall St Columba’s Church

Client: John Dennis
Project length: 12 months
Project Value: £210k
Completion date: August 2020
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire & Security

Brief project description: Our Electrical and Fire & Security divisions were contracted to carry out the following installation works to Blackhall St Columba’s Church located in Edinburgh:

Power Distribution

Our Electricians provided new TPN distribution boards within the phase 1 area as noted on the schematic and on layout drawings. This included provided boards as split power and lighting boards where detailed.

General Power Installation

We fitted new electrical sockets which were installed throughout the Church for general use and for use by the assigned AV Contractor.

Lighting Installation

As part of an upgrade to LED lighting, we provided a complete internal lighting and lighting control scheme for the project. This included providing LED lighting in plant-rooms and utility areas for safe access and working conditions for occupants.

Emergency Lighting Installation

Emergency Lighting is essential for the safety of occupants who need to leave a building safely and quickly in the event of a fire.  We provided an emergency lighting installation service that provides adequate escape lighting to the building in cases of emergency and/or mains power failure.

Fire Alarm and System Installation

Our Fire & Security Division were contracted to provide L1 detection systems with variations as agreed. Aspirating Fire and Smoke Detection Systems were installed at high level points within the main hall.

Project Challenges:

The Blackhall St Columba’s Church main hall is 13 metres high. As part of the electrical rewiring process, we had to re-wire and hang the LED lights using a mobile elevation work platform (MEWP). At HF, we recognise the importance of continual improvement in Health and Safety standards. All contract managers have Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificates, issued by the CITB. A core group of engineers all possess PASMA tickets, which allows them to operate mobile towers and scaffolds. They also have IPAF tickets for the operation of Mobile Elevating Working Platforms such as MEWP, Cherry Pickers and Scissor Lifts, in a safe and professional manner.

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If you would like to know more about this case study, the Electrical or Fire & Security work we provided or any details related to the LED lighting upgrade work we carried out,  please contact us.

Restaurant 63rd + 1st

Client: 63rd + 1st Restaurant / Diverse Projects Ltd
Project length: 1 month
Completion date: September 2021
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Brief project description: Our electrical team were contracted to carry out the electrical fit out for the restaurant 63rd + 1st located in Glasgow.  The work also included alterations to existing fire alarm systems.

The existing lighting in the public areas of the restaurant were stripped out and our team installed additional wiring to facilitate additional new lighting points that were specified in the new interior design layout. We then fitted all new light fitments to the public areas and recommissioned the lighting control system.

We re-used the existing distribution equipment and dimming panels on this project and upgraded electrical equipment with additional RCBO’s (Power distribution and circuit protectors) to comply with current regulations.

On top of the noted upgrades, we also installed additional plug socket for the public and staff areas of the restaurant as per design drawings. All the new sockets came complete with USB and USB-C charging points.

Project Challenges: With multiple service contractors including our own electricians, as well as plumbers, tilers, joinery, decorating and flooring contractors; all present and all working in relatively small spaces and with a short time scale to complete the project, it can be challenging to coordinate our necessary electrical works alongside the other trades.

With such a rich history of working on restaurant and shop fittings in Glasgow in the past, the on- site teams have all worked together on similar projects which greatly assisted progress and communication. This allowed us to complete the required work to specification, on time and to the highest of standards.

Customer quotes:

“As the first venue for this new venture in Scotland, 63rd + 1st Glasgow was a challenging & demanding project to deliver, with a high complexity of M&E works. From their initial detailed tender survey through to project delivery HF group were fantastic & a pleasure to work with throughout. From senior management to the guys all onsite there was a real can do attitude, that played a massive part in ensuring the successful delivery of this project.”
Andrew Divers – Diverse Projects Ltd.

New Macron Store – Manchester

Client: Macron SPA Bologna, Italy
Project length: 3 Weeks
Project value: £28k
Completion date: September 2021
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Brief project description: This is Macron’s new store at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester. HF Group and our Manchester Office were employed to deliver the full package of Electrical Services as we had previously carried out for the Macron stores in Glasgow and Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

Our services included the electrical work and data cabling. All works were carried out in-house and shop fitting & joinery works, flooring, painting & decoration and racking works were carried out as part of the shop fitting process.

The project was delivered on time and on budget including additional works requested and variations.

Project Challenges: Delivering the full package in under four weeks to reach the critical opening date with all trades working together in relatively small areas was a challenge. However, as with previous shop fitting projects, we operated with seamless site coordination on this project.

During the project, we encountered an issue with data communication between the AJ Bell Stadium and and the shop data links. This was resolved by our own Electrical Engineers and all of the systems were working perfectly in time for the opening..

Customer quotes:

“Absolutely delighted with the service received and works carried out by HF”.
Alex Buchanan.


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Our Electrical Services

Our unique combination of family continuity, in-depth business and technical knowledge and an investment in recruiting and developing the very best skillsets, means that our customers still benefit from the highest possible standards of electrical service and delivery – the hallmark of HF since its inception.

With an approach which combines traditional values with innovative thinking, we recognise that a faulty light switch requires the same level of service and professionalism as a multi-million pound design and build project.

If you would like to know more about our Electrical Services, examples of the work we have done in this sector or if you have any questions about bespoke services that you are looking for, please call us today on 0800 783 9480 or email info@hf-group.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Our work in the Retail Sector

Delivering retail solutions for a wide variety of end use customers ranging from large scale retail park fittings to refurbishing city centre brand stores. We provide a customer focused approach to our retail work offering our clients an unrivalled level of in-house capabilities and service in everything we do.

We work with some of the biggest High Street brands in retail and our work covers environments ranging from the city centre high street to retail parks, shopping centres and transport hubs.

Experts in ‘live environment’ working, and with a successful track record in delivering exceptional results, we can offer an effective and extensive package of services and bespoke solutions covering everything from contractor management to on going maintenance and servicing.

Retail Sector Services


New Macron Store – Glasgow

Client: Macron SPA Bologna, Italy
Project length: 3 Weeks
Project value: £37k
Completion date: September 2020
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Brief project description: This is Macron’s brand new store in Glasgow and their second store in Scotland.

HF Group and our Electrical and Fire & Security Divisions were employed to deliver the full package of all trades as we had previously carried out for their store in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.

The project included Electrical works, data installation, security alarm and CCTV installation, all shop fitting & joinery works, flooring, painting & decoration and racking install. The project was delivered to the customers full satisfaction on time and on budget including additional works requested and variations.

Project Challenges: Delivering the full package in under four weeks to reach the critical opening date with each of the trades working together in relatively small areas was a challenge. However, all tradesmen involved have worked together previously with seamless site coordination as they did on this project.

Customer quotes:

“Absolutely delighted with the service received and works carried out by HF”.
Alex Buchanan.

Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa – Bedroom Refurbishment

Client: Diverse Projects Ltd
Project length: 10 Months
Project value: £112,000
Completion date: February 2019
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Brief project description: Diverse Projects Ltd specialise in hotel refurbishment works and excel in this field. This bedroom refurbishment project is being carried out over a 10 month period with groups of two or four rooms being completely refurbished over two or three week time slots to minimise impact to the hotels business. Our remit is to replace all electrical accessories and light fittings and wire and install additional outlets and lighting per Davidson and Company Interiors Ltd drawings and specification.

Project Challenges: Strip out of redundant wiring and accessories, installation of additional socket outlets, replacement of all electrical accessories, installation of column radiator, towel rail and ceiling blue tooth speaker, replacement of all light fittings.

With electrical, plumbing, tiler, joinery, decorating and carpeting contractors all present and all working in relatively small spaces and with a short time scale to complete each batch of rooms it can be challenging to coordinate our works alongside the other trades. The on- site teams have all worked together on previous similar projects which greatly assists progress and communication.

 

“We are very pleased with the high level of attention to detail, workmanship and coordination demonstrated by HF”
Jim Divers, Director of Diverse Projects Ltd

Malin Court Care Home, Turnberry, Scotland

Client: Malin Court Care Home. Turnberry, Scotland
Project length: 4 months
Project value: £30k
Completion date: April 2018
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Brief project description:  Design, supply & installation new electrical services installation to new conservatory.

Project Challenges: The challenge on this project was to design the electrical installation in keeping with the antique theme that exists within other parts of the building. Another challenge was ensure that no surface cabling would be visible within the conservatory structure. This was achieved by manufacturing bespoke pvc trunking disguised as framing which ensured that all cabling could be contained in a neat and tidy manner completely hidden from sight as displayed in the photograph below.

Bedroom Refurbishment, Loch Fyne Hotel and Spa, Inverary

Client: Loch Fyne Hotel and Spa
Project length: 10 months
Project value: £112k
Completion date: February 2019
HF divisions involved: Electrical

 

 

Services provided by HF: Strip out of redundant wiring and accessories, installation of additional socket outlets, replacement of all electrical accessories, installation of column radiator, towel rail and ceiling blue tooth speaker, replacement of all light fittings.

Brief project description:  Diverse Projects Ltd specialise in hotel refurbishment works and excel in this field. This bedroom refurbishment project is being carried out over a 10 month period with groups of two or four rooms being completely refurbished over two or three week time slots to minimise impact to the hotels business. Our remit is to replace all electrical accessories and light fittings and wire and install additional outlets and lighting per Davidson and Company Interiors Ltd drawings and specification.

Project Challenges : With electrical, plumbing, tiler, joinery, decorating and carpeting contractors all present and all working in relatively small spaces and with a short time scale to complete each batch of rooms it can be challenging to coordinate our works alongside the other trades. The on- site teams have all worked together on previous similar projects which greatly assists progress and
communication.
 

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Carluccio’s Restaurant @ Marriot Hotel Heathrow

Client: Carluccio’s Restaurant @ Marriot Hotel Heathrow
Project length: 4 months
Project value: £160k
Completion date: November 2017
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Brief project description: To convert the existing Marriot Hotel restaurant and Sevens Bar into a Carluccios restaurant Hotel lobby bar. Project scope included the complete strip out of the existing hotel restaurant, Kitchen, lobby coffee shop and Sevens bar to allow for the formation of the new restaurant and bar.

New installation works included all Power, lighting, fire alarms and CCTV installations.

Project Challenges: As the hotel remained fully operational at all times the project was carried out in 2 phases with the restaurant being closed and stripped out in phase 1 while the Sevens bar remained operational to provide food and beverages for hotel guests. Phase 1 saw three quarters of the Carluccios restaurant and bar area open after 8 weeks. this allowed Sevens bar to be closed on the weekend of the phase 1 handover. The strip out and fit out of the final area was completed in 4 weeks.

Marriot Hotel Heathrow Lobby Refurbishment

Client: Marriot Hotel, London Heathrow, UK
Project length: 3 months
Project value: £95k
Completion date: February 2018
HF divisions involved: Electrical

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Brief project description: HF is proud of their involvement in the recent refurbishment works carried out at the Marriot Hotel located at the Heathrow Airport, London. Our works included for the identifying and tracing out electrical supplies to the lobby area of the hotel and by adapting and adding to the new layout and design set out by Marriot’s own design team of architects and consultants. The installation of floor trunking and floor box systems within the lobby area was achieved to provide concealed power and lighting supplies and allowing the Marriot to install new floor standing partitions to suit their requirements whilst giving them full flexibility of the space should it require altered in the future. New lighting was installed high level and low level, all controlled by state of the art Mode Lighting Programmable dimming systems again giving flexibility and the ability for the lighting to set the mood no matter what the occasion, day or night.

Project Challenges: With the Marriot Heathrow being based at the heart of one of London’s busiest airports the hotel required to main lobby and entrance refurbishment to happen whilst still remaining open to their customers. This required constant liaising with the Marriot Heathrow representatives to ensure that essential services such as lighting, power and data remained throughout to ensure continued trade. Combined with the area itself and the 16m ceilings we also required close communication to ensure that areas were cordoned off correctly ensuring clear safe areas of working.

The Marriot Heathrow instructed the works with the intention of creating a warm and welcoming space for their guests that also gave the flexibility that it could be transformed in additional exhibition / meeting space if required. We are pleased to advise all this and more has been achieved and all with the agreed timescale and within budget.

Fishermans Tavern – Bedroom & Bar Refurbishment

Client: Greene King, Angus, Dundee, Scotland
Project length: 3 months
Project value: £46k
Completion date: March 2018
HF divisions involved: Electrical

bedroom refurbishment

Brief project description: We re-wired lighting and power circuits within 12 bedrooms on behalf of Nicolson Decorators for Greene King. New USB sockets were fitted at bedheads and new modern lighting installed. New distribution boards were installed to bring the regulations up to current standard.

We refurbished the lounge bar by altering existing power and lighting circuits. The existing switch bank was moved to accommodate a new ladies toilet. New USB sockets were fitted at seating booths and new lighting installed throughout.

Project Challenges: The property is made up of 3 traditional cottages that have been merged into 1. We installed cables within the fabric of the building without damaging the traditional features. Despite ‘The Beast From The East’, we still managed to hand over the project on time, much to the clients delight.

Customer quotes:The existing condition of the electrics were challenging to say the least and HF carried out their works to their usual high standard and kept ourselves and our mutual client informed throughout the project. The end result transformed the look of the various areas and the client was extremely satisfied on completion” Barrie Nicolson – Joint Managing Director, Nicolson Decorators

 

Pub and Hotel Bedroom Refurbishment hotel refurbishment for Greene King

The Citizen, St Vincent Place, Glasgow, Scotland – Electrical Refit

Client: Hugh Stirling Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland
Completion date: September 2017
HF divisions involved:Electrical

hotel refurbishment

Brief project description: Full Electrical Services Strip out and replacement.

The Citizen bar and dining rooms are set in the beautiful surroundings of this completely restored grade A1 listed building. Founded in 1842,The Evening Citizen was one of the first evening Newspapers in Glasgow.

In 1889 the paper’s publishing offices moved into 24 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow purpose built and Scotland’s first Red Sandstone building. This was also one of the first buildings in the city to be fully electric.

Project Challenges: Any works within a Grade A1 listed building are not without challenges, but here at HF it’s an area that we excel in, with a vast experience of working within this type of property.

Installation Time: 40 days

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Clearways Yard, Belfast Harbour – Electrical System Controls

Client: Clearways
Project length: 30 months
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Automated Controls

We are about to start on-site works for complete shredder plant and ancillaries at Ireland’s largest scrap processing plant located at Clearways main yard in Belfast harbour.

This will be a full scale system integration of all electrical aspects of plant from 33kV design/supply and installation down to optical Ethernet networks and PLC control system.

Project Time: 24 months (development and design), 6 months installation

Contract value: £750 ,000

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Arqiva – Installation of Generators & UPS Units

Client: Arqiva, Winchester, England, UK
Project length: 16 Weeks
Project value: £120k
Completion date: July 2013
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Comms

HF completed the installation of generators & UPS units to provide back-up power at 4Nr TV transmission masts in areas of Northern Scotland including Islay, Skye and North Uist.

generator installation

Arqiva provide much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK. The BBC, ITV and BSkyB, as well as independent radio groups, depend on Arqiva to keep them connected to their customers. They also provide the connectivity for leading UK mobile network operators and many emergency services operators. For more info on Arqiva visit their website – www.arqiva.com

University of Strathclyde – Fire Reinstatement Work

Client: Taylor and Fraser, Paisley, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 30 Weeks
Completion date: 2013
HF divisions involved: Electrical

The James Weir is the 3rd largest building on the University of Strathclyde’s John Anderson Campus, located in Glasgow’s city centre. It is home to 3 faculties, The Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, The Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management and The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, all of which are part of the Faculty of Engineering.

fire reinstatement work

The building is capable of holding over 650 + students at any one time, so when fire devastated 6 floors of this building on the 7th February 2012 the challenges were great, temp facilities, in the form of local cinemas and other buildings around the campus and plans were quickly put in place to ensure minimal disruption to students studies and to restore the building back to its former glory.

HF are proud to be have been involved in the restoration works and our tasks included the replacement of LV Switchgear, lighting, power and fire alarms and all works were completed in line with the clients strict timescales.

Strathclyde University Labs – Electrical Installation & Fire Alarm System

university electrical installation services

Client: Balfour Beatty, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 30 Weeks
Project value: £550k – Electrical Installation inc. Fire Alarms
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

HF completed the electrical installation of all lighting, power systems, ICT and fire alarm systems within the new SCAPA labs within The John Anderson Building, Strathclyde University with Taylor & Fraser for Balfour Beatty.


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Clydesdale Cricket & Hockey Club – Solar Heating System Installation

sports facility refurbishment

Client: Clydesdale Cricket and Hockey Club, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 3 months
Completion date: February 2014
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

HF Mechanical has recently completed the install of 2 solar thermal heating systems at Clydesdale Cricket and Hockey club.

The solar thermal panels on the changing room roofs will heat the shower facilities at the club and is due to save the club an estimated £2700 per year on heating bills. For more information click on the relevant case study or why not email us to see what potential savings you could make.

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Hilton Grosvenor, Edinburgh – Upgrade Pump Set & Control Panel

Client: Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Completion date: June 2012
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

Hilton Hotel Pump Control

HF Mechanical surveyed and upgrade new pump set and control Panel to Carlton club To eradicate the need for manual change over.

Installation Time: 2 days


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BT – Upgrade to Modular Data Centres

data centres upgrade

Client: BT Group Plc, London, England, UK
Project length: 18 Weeks
Project value: £1.5m
Completion date: January 2014
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

HF Group have recently completed a small part of a nationwide upgrade programme to BT Data Centers. The works involved the installation of ultrasonic humidifiers and replacement of CRAC Units within modular data centers throughout the UK.

 HF’s part spanned across 7 BT sites throughout the UK.

Value: HF Mechanical Work £900k, HF Electrical Work £150k

BT Data Centre Upgrades

The project was designed and installed by HF Group in line with TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle’s design specification.

A bit about TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle – TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle are international award winning Building Services Consulting Engineers, they specialise in leading edge Mechanical, Electrical & Sustainable design solutions which respond to the needs of customers.

 

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Mearns Parish Church – Electrical Lighting Upgrade

Client: Mearns Kirk Parish Church, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Completion date: March 2013
HF divisions involved: Electrical

electrical lighting upgrade

Mearns Parish Kirk – Complete replacement of lighting within the Church Sanctuary, Galleries and Chancel.

Modern ceramic metal halide recessed projectors and narrow beam spot lights and LED pin spots were used to great effect for general lighting and highlighting features. HF worked closely with the client’s own lighting designer, and with our combined knowledge and expertise in church lighting systems, managed to achieve a first class product that was completed on time and under budget.

 

Client quotes :

“I know that we have already thanked you for all HF have done to achieve a terrific result in the Kirk, and I would like to add my appreciation. It has all worked out better than we dared to expect, and I have heard nothing but praise for the finished product.”

 

“Again I am very grateful to you for all your work, and for carrying out this job in such a helpful and professional manner. At the services today, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive – even delight at the transformation, the new lighting has given the church interior a look which should enhance it for the years to come.”

 


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Busby Hotel – Electrical Refurbishment

Client: Hugh Stirling, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 16 Weeks
Project value: £325k – Electrical and Fire Alarm
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Busby Hotel just outside Glasgow

HF Electrical in connection with Hugh Stirling Ltd have recently completed a full refurbishment and upgrade of distribution equipment, lighting, power and fire alarm systems within the iconic Busby Hotel, Clarkston, Glasgow.

The works included all function suites, bars, 32 bedrooms and back of house areas.

More information about the Busby Hotel can be found by clicking here

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Tobermory High School – Electrical & Heating Refurbishment

Education School Electrical Contractor

Client: Tobermory High School, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK
Project length: 7 Weeks
Project value: £170k
Completion date: August 2013
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Mechanical

HF completed a refurbishment of Tobermory High School on the Isle of Mull in Argyll consisting of new electrical switchboards and infrastructure within all blocks of the school and new mechanical installation comprising of new heating plant. BMS controls, radiators, radiant panels, DCWS, DHWS and all distribution pipework.


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Swire Oilfield Services, Aberdeen

industrial sector electrical contractor

Client: Swire Oilfield Services, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Project length: 12 Weeks
Project value: £110K – Electrical Installation
Completion date: September 2014
HF divisions involved: Electrical

HF completed the electrical design and installation of a new industrial workshop for welding operations to Swire Oilfield Services in Aberdeen.

Swire Oilfield Services, part of the Swire Group, was established in 1979 and is the World’s largest supplier of specialist offshore cargo carrying units in the global energy industry and is a leading supplier of modular, offshore aviation services, fluid management (www.swireos.com)


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Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

Automated Controls Services UK

Client: Sigma- Aldrich Corporation, Irvine, Scotland, UK
Project length: 72 weeks
Project value: 7.2 million
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security, Mechanical, Automated Controls

HF have recently assisted in the expansion of SAFC’s existing facility in Irvine which included a dry powder milling and blending facility. HF were responsible for the full mechanical, electrical & process control packages.

SAFC is the custom manufacturing and services unit of Sigma- Aldrich Corporation. The company is recognized as a top 10 Global specialty chemicals and biologics supplier. As a trusted manufacturer for the life science and high technology industries, SAFC works closely with customers to resolve development challenges and accelerate the product pipeline, utilizing its global “Centres of Excellence” and dedicated manufacturing facilities. HF is proud to have been party of the Scottish centre based in Irvine.

Find out more about SAFC at https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/united-kingdom.html

 

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Hungry Horse

restaurant refurb

Client: Greene King, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Project length: 8 weeks
HF divisions involved: ElectricalMechanical

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Hungry Horse is a chain of family friendly operated pubs and owned by one of the UK’s largest pub operators Greene King. There are over 220 Hungry Horse sites throughout the UK with the majority being in England. HF are proud to be involved in their expanding network sites as the brand gains a bigger presence in Scotland.

Recently Completed – The Titan (Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland, UK) and the Projectionist (Braehead, Glasgow, Scotland, UK), The Tune Hotel (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) to find your nearest Hungry House by clicking here.

Greene King is the UK’s leading pub retailer and brewer, running over 3,100 pubs, restaurants and hotels in towns, villages and city-center high streets across England, Wales and Scotland. With a rich heritage of over 200 years.

The Hungry Horse chain is only one of their many brands. For more information about the others click here


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Spiers Centre, Alloa – M&E Refurbishment works completed

Client: Clackmannanshire Council, Alloa, Scotland, UK
Project length: 36 weeks
Project value: Electrical Installation – £350K Mechanical Installation – £450K
HF divisions involved: ElectricalMechanical

leisure facility contract work

HF Completed a £800K M&E refurbishment of the Spiers Centre which is a council owned recreational facility consisting of a library, museum and other public facilities in Alloa alongside main contractor Marshall Construction.

The Spiers Centre Alloa was also shortlisted for the RIAS’ 2015 awards which is the single most important recognition of architectural achievement in Scotland. Congratulations must go to the project’s architect LDN Architects LLP for this outstanding achievement.


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Victoria Halls, Helensburgh

Client: Victoria Halls, Helensburgh, Scotland, UK
Project length: 6 weeks
Project value: Electrical Installation – £150K
Completion date: August 2014
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Victoria Halls has been a hub for the local community events in Helensburgh since 1887. HF recently completed a full rewire of this historic building, modernising all services in line with the current wiring regulations and allowing the building to continue to be at the heart of the community.

The building consists of two main halls and four meetings rooms which they hire out for all types of events like weddings, craft fairs, conferences, exhibitions etc…

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Carluccio’s – New Restaurants across the UK and Ireland

Client: Carluccio’s, London, England, UK
Project length: 8 weeks (average per site)
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Last year HF Electrical assisted in the roll out of a number of new Carluccio’s restaurants as as part of their expansion programme across the UK.

The works include new electrical mains and distribution, new lighting and power for the restaurant, kitchens and bar areas and new fire alarm installation through out.

Carluccio’s is more than a chain of authentic Italian restaurants, their website provides a number of recipes, cooking tips, cook books. Click here for more information.

Recently completed – New restaurants include, Glasgow (West Nile St), Aberdeen (Union Square), Worcester, York, London (Waterloo Station), Silverburn (Glasgow), and a refurbishment has also been completed on an existing site in Dublin.

 Restaurant Fitting and Refurbishment Work


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Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland – Electrical, Fire, Security and Door Access system upgrade and installation.

Client: Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Project length: 12 months
Project value: £600k
Completion date: August 2015
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Royal College Edinburgh

Services provided HF: Electrical Mains and Distribution, Lighting and Small Power, Fire Alarm System, Cat6E Data install (Brand REX), Intruder Alarms, Security Door Access

Brief project description: The purpose of the Lister project was to upgrade and refurbish existing space within the Royal College of Surgeons site at Nicolson St, Edinburgh. The site that has been occupied by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since the mid 1800’s and the college itself is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world and traces its origins back to as early as 1505.

HF Electrical and HF Fire and Security with their unique skill sets and expertise of old historic buildings were a perfect fit for this type of works. HF were commissioned to strip out the services to an existing link corridor. Once enablement works were completed and the link corridor removed it allowed the substantial upgrade to commence. HF Electricals’ works included the supply, installation and commission of new MCCB panel boards in the main college switch room. New sub main distribution for the upgrade of areas in the Playfair Gallery, the Jules Thorn Gallery, the Dental Museum and the new atrium building. There was new LED lighting for displays along with supply and installation of new electrical power and data to accommodate the new museum layout.

As the site had to remain open, HF Fire and Security were set a different challenge, they had to ensure the existing Fire Alarm systems, Intruder alarms system and the security door access controls all had to remain operational. They were all adapted to suit the on-going works and on completion upgraded, extended, tested and commissioned to suit the new building use.

In May 2016 the Lister project received an award for the best permanent exhibition in the UK at the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016. This award is regarded by most as the Oscars of the museums and heritage industry. It is an award that celebrates the achievements of pioneering projects of the past 12 months.

www.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2016/may/award-success-for-surgeons-hall-museums

Project Challenges: The age of the building and the requirement to keep the building open to the public whilst allowing staff to function with their normal day to day task over a sustained period of time.

Customer quotes: “Contract team were more than willing to facilitate our needs to allow works to continue during extensive building works” – Lyndsay Davenport

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The Shilling Brewing Co. Glasgow, Scotland

Client: Hugh Stirling Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 25 January 2016 – 17 June 2016
Project value: £80,000
Completion date: June 2016
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Electrical installation and a fire alarm upgrade of a former Bank of Scotland building in
Glasgow now trading as Shilling Brewing Co, a specialist bar that brews its own craft beer.

Glendola Leisure Group has invested £1.5 million in refurbishing the historic building on
the corner of West George Street and West Nile Street into a 160 seat pub.

Project Challenges:

HF Electrical have a wealth of experience when it comes to fit out, refurbishment and maintenance
works in pubs and night clubs,however when it comes to carrying out the new installation of
electrical distribution, lighting and power in a listed building that was once occupied as a bank
it comes with its own unique challenges. The fire alarm system was tested and an upgrade of the
fire panel along with minor alterations of some smoke detection was completed. This ensured that
the existing system complied with the current L2 fire standards with minimal disruption.

The main challenges occurred when it came to the cables routes and access points for the electrical installation of new power and lighting. The floors were separated by steel plates, the walls lines with steel mesh protection and the toilet area, which once formed the bank vaults, was total encased in steel. All challenges we are pleased to report were overcome thanks to close
communication between HF’s skilled operatives, the client’s architect’s / Project manager
(JA Leask) the design team (Jestico and Whiles) and the main contractor (Hugh Stirling Ltd) and
all was achieved in budget and on time allowing the pub to open its doors as planned in June 2016.

Angus Alston, Director of Hugh Stirling Ltd said:

“HF have always carried out their works in a highly professional manner; their  operatives work well within the construction team, the management give regular reports on progress throughout, plus they always request information timeously from the design team, which makes for a smooth running project”

 

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