White's World


by T H WHITE on July 4, 2016

T H WHITE Energy Fire & Security has commenced installation work at the ‘Lakes by yoo’, a high-specification development of luxury waterside and woodland homes near Lechlade, Gloucestershire.

The yoo team behind the exclusive Cotswold development is driven by a panel of acclaimed international designers including Phillipe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger and Kelly Hoppen, while the homes are aimed at both the purchase and holiday-let markets. T H WHITE has been contracted to install the electrical system in the latest phase of builds, as well as the intruder, fire and security systems for each plot.

No two plots are the same, either from a design or construction point of view, which keeps things interesting as well as challenging! With planning either granted or in the planning process for 80 new developments at the site, these are exciting times for the Lakes, their clients and T H WHITE.

Each residence is pre-fabricated in Slovenia before being transported and lifted into position. Once the building is watertight, the first-fix of the electrical system can begin, and T H WHITE has already completed this phase on two of the plots. Second-fix is currently programmed for the end of July. Work on three more plots is already scheduled.

A restaurant is also planned to complement the existing spa facility.

As well as bespoke high-end finishes specified for each unit, other client-specific requests are taken into account. For example, solar photovoltaic panels are to be included on one of the pending sites, and electric vehicle car charging points appear to be the latest must-have!

Each plot has its own lakeside or woodland position, and the avoidance of disruption to other residents is high on the list of priorities. One new Lakes client took this to the extreme though, and has purchased the plot next to his to ensure that no-one else is able to choose that plot for construction!

With each residence selling for anywhere between £2m-£5m, the quality of the finish is of paramount importance and everything – from the installation crew to the products being fitted – embodies the exacting standards which are making the venture such a success. The electrical installation work, intruder, fire and security projects are being handled from start to finish by

T H WHITE, starting with the tender and design stage, through to specification and installation.

The T H WHITE Energy, Fire & Security Division works closely with design and build teams to deliver quality installations, sustainable energy solutions, security and fire protection systems. To find out more about how we can contribute to the success of your development please contact us on 01380 726656.

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