South Coast: HBS Group Southern awarded mechanical and solar PV contract

HBS Group Southern has been selected by Barratt David Wilson Homes (Southampton) to provide the mechanical and solar PV requirements for Canford Paddock, a dual-branded development in Wimborne, Poole.

This latest success follows a string of contract wins for HBS over the past 24 months with the leading housebuilder. These include Madgwick Park in Chichester, Monarchs Keep in Southampton, Heritage and New Quarters in Bordon and Berewood Green and Berewood Heath in Waterlooville.

James Bull, managing director at HBS New Energies said: “We are delighted that HBS’ long standing relationship with the UK’s leading housebuilder continues to grow and our consistent high-quality performance in mechanical and solar PV services has been recognised.” 

Situated in Canford Magna, the development comprises of 324 new homes, including 65 units for affordable housing. Finished to a high specification and benefiting from roof-integrated solar PV panels, Canford Paddock will consist of contemporary designed detached, semi-detached, terraced dwellings and apartments.

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Roof-integrated solar PV system designed and installed by HBS New Energies at Barratt Homes Canford Paddock.

End-to-end delivery of high-quality plumbing and heating services

Lead by a SSMS qualified contracts manager, HBS Mechanical’s on-site teams will manage the supply, installation, testing, commissioning and statutory compliance of all gas, heating and water system requirements for 164 units at the David Wilson Homes side of the development.

The dedicated project delivery team will be focused on achieving the highest quality and service standards throughout the programme in line with the client’s expectations.

Paul Bailey, operations director at HBS Group Southern commented: “HBS have worked closely with Barratt Southampton for nearly two decades. We are consistently striving to alongside the housebuilder to produce industry leading standards and service. This latest contract to deliver combined mechanical and solar PV services is credit to HBS’s multi-disciplinary project teams. We look forward to supporting the smooth delivery of this new sustainable housing scheme.” 

Value engineering solar PV for Barratt David Wilson Homes

HBS New Energies is managing the design and installation of all solar PV requirements across the dual-branded Canford Paddock scheme.

Through a value engineered approach, our in-house design team reduced the recommended 430 kWp of solar PV down to 360 kWp, achieving the 20% reduction saving in CO2 emissions through on-site renewable technologies. This delivered a valuable saving for the client and helped to ensure the residential development achieved its local planning requirements and energy targets without any issues.

By selecting the most optimum elevations and orientations we provided a cost-effective roof-integrated PV solution for the client that maximised system sizes across the least amount of plots. The 359.7 kWp solar PV scheme is made up of system sizes larger than typically specified and range from 3.6-4.5 kWp for the houses and 7.2-7.8 kWp for the apartment blocks.

When complete, the sleek looking integrated solar panels will generate an estimated 345,574 kWh in annual zero carbon electricity for the new home owners and reduce the developments carbon emissions by up to 179 tonnes per year.

Expert mechanical and renewable energy specialists who know housebuilding

HBS Group Southern is a trusted mechanical, electrical and renewable energy delivery partner for many of the UK’s top 20 housebuilders.

Its multi-disciplinary teams have a proven track record in providing effective building services to large-scale residential housing schemes. Over the past 70 years the company has built a reputation for consistently delivering reliable, high-quality results in the new-build housing sector.