Buchanan Wharf is a modern district in central Glasgow that has been constructed with modern, collaborative working in mind. The high-rise apartments and workspaces are now a permanent fixture in Glasgow’s city center skyline.

The new build is already set to house the Student Loans Company (SLC) and will act as their new headquarters.

The team here at Envevo was enlisted to provide electrical grid connections (ICP)that would power these high-rise buildings, ensuring that any businesses had a statutory undertaker supply at the best value.

The project

We were brought on to provide the Buchanan Wharf campus with an alternative to their DNO connection. We offered a point of difference to the DNO by offering to install the BNO.  The BNO networks extended throughout the risers and floors of these high-rise buildings.

Envevo also ensured the adoption of the BNO by their nominated IDNO to eliminate any maintenance requirements of this internal electrical network on Drum Property.

High-Rise Electrical Connection

While our work mainly focuses on chargepoints for EV charging, we were able to highlight our versatility through Buchanan Wharf and other multi-occupancy buildings, as we can design and build internal substations and extend the network throughout the building offering a turn-key proposition to electrical contracting.

This approach improves onsite coordination, which in turn improves program deliverables as designing networks in tight risers spaces can be critical to delivering these types of sites.

Envevo’s Work

We carried out ICP works, from the POC to final installing a 1 MVA substation.

Low smoke cables and MSDBs were then installed throughout the risers & and extended through each floor to cable heads within each apartment to facilitate meters.

This installation provided the future apartment owners with independent MPAN supplies which allows freedom of choice of energy provider.

The Results

With the buildings now powered following our work, Buchanan Wharf is already seeing huge success as it nears its completion.

It has won the Commercial and Public Property Award at the Scottish Property Awards and is set to become a cultural, residential, and professional hub in Glasgow’s city center moving forward.