Case Studies

Waitrose – Partner Toilet Refurbishment

Eaton Electrical were recently approached to work closely with Waitrose building services, as main contractor and project manager, to upgrade the partner toilets and cloakrooms at the Waitrose store in Crowborough.

After receiving the initial enquiry from Waitrose, Eaton worked with building services and store management to redesign the layout of all partner toilets and cloakrooms to suit their specific requirements.

In keeping with the company’s strict health and safety requirements, government regulations, and Eaton’s own procedures, a full site survey was undertaken to ascertain the detail of the project, health and safety implications, manual handling routes and welfare facilities. A bespoke health and safety package was produced, closely tying in with the ‘Waitrose Small Project health and safety compliance checklist’ requirements.

The following elements were project managed and co-ordinated by the Eaton Electrical team;

  • Cubicles
  • Vinyl Flooring
  • Tiling
  • Suspended Ceiling
  • Electrical Alterations & Lighting Layout
  • Plumbing Alterations & Sanitary Ware
  • Mechanical ventilation Alterations
  • Fire Alarm Alterations
  • UPVC Windows
  • Cladding

Following completion of works on site, the area was officially handed over to the branch, with an O&M manual provided including all technical and operational information of the equipment installed.

The Waitrose building services team were delighted with the service that Eaton Electrical provided, from initial design, to meeting health and safety requirements, and project management. The new layout ‘has made all the difference’ and the team have placed orders for further refurbishment projects in other branches.

Finished Cloarkroom

Finished WC

Chateau Gainsborough – The Landmark Trust

Renovation, safety and update work on heritage site

Eaton Electrical are pleased to have worked with the Chateau Gainsborough to ensure that this historic building meets modern safety standards.

The Chateau Gainsborough, Lincolnshire was built in 1747 as a weekend cottage, and was continually occupied until 1914. The Chateau was left to fall into disrepair until 1982, when it was taken over by the Landmark Trust.

Eaton Electrical were asked to help to preserve the building’s unique heritage and period features whilst bringing it up to modern safety standards. Eaton worked on the fixed wiring within the Chateau, whilst the rest of the property underwent significant renovation works.

Contracts Manager at Eaton Electrical Luke Czerpak comments on the work undertaken: “Working to bring a period property up to current health and safety standards whilst keeping the historical integrity of a building in place is always a challenge that Eaton Electrical relish.”

“We were able to update the lighting and power supply within the Chateau whilst allowing the period features to stay intact.”

The Courtauld Gallery – Somerset House

Conversion, lighting, climate control and technical work on heritage site

Eaton Electrical are delighted to have won a new project at the famous Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House, London.

The Courtauld Gallery houses a world famous collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art works, with other pieces dating back to the 1300s.

We were approached with the task of turning a picture store within the House into another gallery area – a technical and intricate project which required an electrical contractor that was willing and able to work with a variety of other services in coordinating the work.

With some of the works of art in the gallery dating back over 700 years, a key part of the project’s brief was to install a BMS system, allowing the gallery to control the humidity and temperature in order to meet stringent guidelines set by Art Council England and ultimately protect the paintings.

Careful consideration was also required in order to provide a suitable lighting installation that would both enhance the artworks and prevent the harmful effects of heat and UV. A low energy LED track system with CRI98 high colour rendering was utilised.

Contracts Manager at Eaton Electrical Luke Czerpak comments on the work undertaken: “All the staff at Eaton are proud to be involved in finding and installing solutions that ensure these historic works are protected.”

Wilson Bowden car park lighting

Eaton Electrical has recently been involved in a carpark lighting upgrade project at the head office of a large national building contractor.

The customer commissioned Eaton Electrical to complete a free energy audit for flood lighting affixed to the building and also mounted on columns. Upon inspection we discovered that the customer’s existing metal halide/sodium fittings were highly inefficient, and were costing the customer a lot of money to run and maintain. As this was the head office, it was important to achieve the required energy savings whilst also specifying fittings that are aesthetically pleasing.

The customer is now benefitting from both better lighting and lower maintenance costs – with energy savings of £1700 per annum.

The energy efficiency audit does not only benefit the customer however; the new light fittings will ensure that per year 8455kg less Co2 is released into the atmosphere, 3.95 tons less coal is burnt, 3.11kg less sulphur dioxide is released and 46.63kg less nitrogen oxide is released.

The customer was very satisfied with the end result and remarked that ‘the new lighting provides better light levels than our old installation and the cool white colour makes viewing CCTV images much clearer’.

Waitrose – Emergency Lighting Improvements

On behalf of Waitrose, Eaton Electrical has been involved in the installation of a programme of planned emergency lighting upgrades to numerous stores over a 3 month period.

Included in the upgrade works were as follows;

  • Installation of new containment and cabling systems
  • Installation of new emergency LED luminaires
  • Testing, Commissioning, Certification and Handover

To ensure the stores achieved compliance with BS5266, it was important that the extra luminaires were installed exactly as per the supplied drawings in order to meet the specified light levels.

Due to the fragmented nature of the works at multiple branches over a wide geographical area, a programme of works was created that enabled the project to be completed economically and to meet the client’s deadline.

John Lewis Department Store – Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Design, install and commission upgrade works

On behalf of HVAC Ltd. we have been working design, install and commission upgrade works to the partner kitchen area at the John Lewis Department Store at the Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

Included in the upgrade works were as follows;

  • Installation of new metal, concealed grid suspended ceiling.
  • Installation of new LED lighting scheme.
  • Electrical works associated with new extract canopies.
  • Erection of new partition wall around existing electrical equipment.

During the design stage, the client expressed an interest in low energy lighting that would save on energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. Eaton Electrical was tasked with producing a suitable LED lighting scheme, building on our extensive knowledge of low energy lighting systems. The end result is a spectacular lighting installation that is both energy efficient and affordable.

Eaton Electrical was also responsible for the co-ordination and procurement of specialist subcontractors installing BMS interfaces.

Embassy Of Venezuela – Miranda House, London

Grade 2 Commercial Refurbishment

On behalf of HVAC and FWA, we worked from tender stage through to contract awarded to secure the refurbishment of a grade 2 listed property called ‘Miranda House’ in London.

Eaton Electrical was responsible for the complete electrical and ancillary systems installation incorporating, distribution, lighting and associated building management system, small power, data, telephone, refuge communication, AOV, door entry, access control, induction loop and DDA alarms.

Eaton Electrical also coordinated and procured specialist subcontractors to install CCTV and intruder alarm systems.

Bryan Donald – Swithland, Leicestershire

High End Domestic New Build and Refurbishment

On behalf of Bryan Donald, we have recently completed the design, procurement and installation of an extensive electrical refurbishment in the village of Swithland.

Eaton Electrical was responsible for the complete electrical design and installation, incorporating lighting design and specialist LED mood lighting in the kitchen area.

During this project, we worked closely with our customer to carefully source all equipment in order to achieve a significant cost saving whilst meeting design requirements.

Tiger Retail – Chiswick / Cambridge Stores

Commercial Refit

On behalf of JSA and Tiger Retail, we worked from tender, through to contract awarded status, to secure the electrical design and installation of two new Tiger Retail stores.

Eaton Electrical was responsible for the complete electrical design and installation of this scheme, incorporating low energy LED shop lighting, containment, small power, data, telephone, fire detection and DDA alarms. Attention to detail was paramount on these projects as an especially high quality of finish was required.

We were also required to plan the jobs carefully in order to complete all works within a tight programme.

Case study – energy audit

Eaton Electrical are happy to have achieved huge annual savings for an industrial customer.
The customer commissioned Eaton Electrical to complete a free energy audit for lighting within one of their production warehouses. Upon inspection we discovered that the customer’s existing 400W metal halide fittings were highly inefficient, and were losing the customer money. We replaced them with fluorescent low bay lighting.

The customer is now benefitting from both better lighting and lower maintenance costs – with energy savings of £675.00 per annum. This energy saving will pay for the installation of the fluorescent lighting within only 5 years.

The energy efficiency audit will not only benefit the customer however; the new light fittings will ensure that per year 6721kg less Co2 is released into the atmosphere, 3.14 tons less coal is burnt, 2.47kg less sulphur dioxide is released and 37.06kg nitrogen oxide is released.
The project was such a success that the customer repeated the process in their 5 other warehouses, creating savings of £3375 a year.

Case study – electrical installation condition report

Eaton Electrical recently conducted an electrical installation condition report for a Leicestershire office block.

An electrical installation condition report determines if there is any damage, deterioration, defects or dangerous working conditions, and also any non-compliance which may be a threat to safety. The report is a statutory requirement in both commercial properties, and those properties with public access, and so the office block needed a 100% inspection before meeting insurance criteria.

As the office block covered 27,000 sq. ft., the work took place overnight over the course of two weeks, in order to create minimum interruption to the businesses working within the block.
Whilst the office block benefited from the report as it was now able to meet the necessary insurance regulations, the check also made the company aware of where improvement is both necessary and recommended, meaning that they have an idea of what areas could be problematic in the future.

Case study – bespoke electrical installation

Eaton Electrical were recently called on to perform a bespoke electrical installation in a new TV show room in Loughborough.

The agreed installation comprised LV distribution, power, low energy lighting, Brand Rex data, a DDA alarm and specialist AV installation. Eaton worked closely with the client from design through to completion, in order to meet their specifications for the installation of the television units.

The entire installation took only one month, and the client gained piece of mind that everything was installed to their own specific needs.

Ashton Works

On behalf of Carter Construction and The Metalworks, Eaton Electrical worked from budget, through to tender and contract awarded, to secure the electrical design, lighting design and installation of a new build scheme at Ashton Works factory.

Eaton Electrical was responsible for the complete electrical design and installation of this project, incorporating low energy LED factory and office/external lighting, containment, factory power, small power, data, telephone, fire detection and DDA alarms. We also coordinated and procured specialist subcontractors to install intruder alarm systems, door entry systems and a lightning protection system.

During the design stage, the client expressed an interest in low energy lighting that would save on energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. Eaton Electrical was tasked with producing a suitable LED lighting scheme, given their extensive knowledge in this area. We successfully applied for and won a grant from the Carbon Trust that was managed and coordinated entirely in-house. The end result is a spectacular lighting installation that is energy efficient and affordable.

Co-ordinated CAD drawings including circuit references and a full Amtech electrical design were produced entirely in house.

The project was completed on schedule to an unusually tight 5 week construction programme in order to meet the client’s Christmas deadline.