Merchant Gate

Changing the landscape...

Situated at one of Wakefield city’s principal gateways, Merchant Gate is a mixed use urban development scheme that forms part of the wider regeneration of the city. The scheme lies in a prime location adjacent to the train station and includes residential, leisure, office and retail space. Working alongside Clegg Construction, Power On Connections was appointed mid-way through the build programme to overcome some design difficulties with the existing electricity intake positions. Building an independent distribution network to be adopted by the Electricity Network Company (ENC), Power On Connections in-house design team were able to engineer a bespoke cable route through the building in order to supply the commercial and residential blocks with Low Voltage (LV) points of connection. This included locating the electricity meters for the residential units in a central point on each floor, which met the clients’ needs.

The Merchant Gate scheme required specialist knowledge and expertise to be able to complete the necessary electricity works. Clegg Construction has worked with Power On Connections on several schemes prior to this and recommended the client use Power On Connections' design team as a quick and efficient alternative to the REC, who were being inflexible in their approach. Power On Connections developed an innovative solution and their expertise and speed of response allowed the construction programme to continue as planned, meaning the project completed on target. I will definitely work with Power On Connections again. Andrew Kay, Construction Manager, Clegg Construction