Salford University HV Diversion

The scheme involved a massive reconfiguration of the University’s electrical high voltage network and relocation of distribution apparatus.

Client: University of Salford
Value: £830,000
Location: Salford University
Duration: 24 Weeks

The works included the excavation of 800 linear metres of trenches up to 2.0m wide x 2.0m deep for the installation of 14-way HV ducts. Bethell also took responsibility and managed a specialist contractor for the installation of new HV cables, disconnection of old supplies and installation of new HV switchgear.

The contract also involved the construction of a new HV substation and associated HV switchgear. The substation was traditionally constructed with reinforced concrete foundations and brick external walls and built to stringent ENW standards. Auxiliary works also included the diversion of existing water and gas mains within the campus along with duct installation for telecoms and IT plus various aspects of LV electrical diversion work. All disturbed surface finishes were reinstated by Bethell’s in-house surfacing division.

All works were undertaken around a ‘live’ University campus with extensive traffic and pedestrian management systems implemented. Safe working practices, good planning and continual liaison with the University ensured minimal disruption was caused to the University.

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