WKK Electrical Services is well used to working across community and leisure projects. The company knows that this is a sector where budget constraints can play a major role in how the project is planned and delivered. Close liaison and a thorough understanding of the client’s needs is a key consideration for WKK when undertaking projects in this sector and Castlewellan Community Centre was no exception. With responsibility for the entire electrical works package, WKK had a big job on its hands.
The project consisted of a new extension to the existing building, providing an ultra- modern facility for the local community. The revamped building also houses a four court sports hall and fitness suite. The retention of the existing building made for a complicated brief but it was nothing that WKK couldn’t handle. “Our quick response and ability to complete the works on time and in a short time frame, has allowed us to establish an excellent and honest working relationship,” said Chris Kennedy, Contracts Manager at WKK.
The new Castlewellan Community Centre has been warmly received by the local community. “We’re delighted to have been involved in such an important project for the local area. It’s a building that will serve the community for future generations.”
WKK Electrical Services has been operating since 1986. A family run business specialising in the installation and maintenance of electrical contracts, the company works across Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and also throughout the Republic of Ireland.
Client satisfaction is key at WKK, with the team focused on delivering the design, supply, installation and maintenance of contracts across the commercial, industrial, health and education sectors. From initial design through to completion, Chris and the rest of the team pride themselves on their innovative solutions and on their flexible, client-friendly approach. The specific needs of the client are addressed from the beginning of every project undertaken and just like the Castlewellan project, a collaborative approach is adopted to develop unique and exciting solutions to help the project stand apart.
Over the years, the company has built a solid reputation thanks to the high skill levels of its staff. In every facet of its work, WKK insists on the highest possible standard and ensures this is delivered through continuous training and staff development.
WKK Electrical Services Ltd, 35 The Cutts Dunmurry, Belfast, BT17 9HN
T: 0044 (0)28 90 308881
Ensuring the lines of communication remained open between the main contractor and Kew Electrical allowed the wholesaler to maintain delivery of a steady stream of electrical products to the prestigious project. Kew Electrical is well known throughout the industry for its timely deliveries, ensuring projects on site aren’t subject to delays or disruptions. For a project like Castlewellan Community Centre, the wholesaler was the perfect choice when it came to the supply of high quality, durable electrical products that would stand the test of time.
A high level of coordination and planning was required for this project. According to David Adgey, KEW Electrical’s General Manager, the company’s ability to offer a reliable service and same- day delivery allowed the Castlewellan project to stick to its schedule.
“We also carry a vast stock range at KEW Electrical’s Belfast, ensuring our customers nearly always get the product they need. We have also built up a network of strong links with our suppliers which further cements our ability to meet the needs of large projects.”
As with other projects of this size, the electrical package on the Castlewellan Community Centre was significant and demanded high standards from all the teams involved.
“This was certainly a complex and challenging project but when it comes to working on projects of this size, we have a lot of experience. We strive to offer the same levels of service to all our customers and support single installers right through to major M&E contractors. With high stock levels, we’re in a position to meet those needs and we also have an enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable team who works hard to meet your needs.”
Kew Electrical has completed an impressive range of projects right around the country and across several sectors. With every project having its own specific requirements, Kew Electrical is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of every job it undertakes and to ensure products get to site as and when they’re needed.
Kew Electrical supplied a vast range of electrical products to Castlewellan Community Centre. Deliveries were made on time and sometimes, multiple loads were brought to site in the one day.
“As with every project we work on, we were keen to ensure the construction process ran smoothly and wasn’t hampered by slow deliveries. We kept in regular contact with the main contractor, who kept us informed of their requirements,” said David.
Castlewellan Community Centre is another worthy addition to Kew Electrical’s impressive portfolio.
“We’re delighted to have played a role in the delivery of this important project and we look forward to working with the design teams again in the future.”
Lighting specialist Lamp Source supplied a range of IP65 circular cast aluminium LED bulkheads for the exterior of the Castlewellan Community Centre project. As befitting for such a prestigious project, the products were of a high quality, featuring a die-cast aluminium base and cover, a polycarbonate diffuser and a grey powder- coated finish.
Lamp Source is the first port of call for contractors looking for a quality lighting installation and light fittings. WKK Electrical, the contractor on the Castlewellan Community Centre, was impressed with the service provided by Lamp Source on this project.
“We have worked with Lamp Source on several high profile ventures. On the Castlewellan project and indeed on every job, we’ve been impressed by the company’s expertise in all things lighting and by the lighting designs created in-house by the Lamp Source team,” said Chris Kennedy, Contracts Manager at WKK Electrical.
Operating for almost 20 years, Lamp Source has created bespoke, innovative lighting designs for projects across the country. Lamp Source is regarded as one of the top lighting firms in the country.
“We were delighted to be part of the Castlewellan Community Centre project and to have the opportunity to work with WKK Electrical once again. We look forward to working with them again in the near future,” said Ralph Porter, Lamp Source.
D&V Network Solutions Ltd teamed up with WKK Electrical to install new data networking and telephone systems at the Castlewellan Community Centre.
The IT structured cabling, which runs throughout the new centre, was installed to the same high standards that D&V Network Solutions carries across all the projects it undertakes.
“An excellent working relationship with the contractor ensured a smooth process for all involved. With this particular project, forward planning was essential. Coupled with our extensive experience across a range of projects, we were able to ensure a top installation job was carried out,” said Gavin Graham, Director at D&V Network Solutions.
Established in 2010, D&V Network Solutions is operated by Gavin Graham, Eamon Wright and Kevin Parry. The company has just celebrated its ninth anniversary and prides itself on its strong reputation within the industry and its ability to take on any project, regardless of its size or complexity.
D&V Network Solutions has built up a solid name for itself when it comes to the supply and installation of all aspects of data and voice networks, including passive networks (IT structured cabling) and active networks (switches, UPS etc).
“We’re delighted to have been involved in such an important project for the area and we look forward to working with the contractor on future ventures.”
D&V 13 Main Street, Crumlin, BT29 4UP
T: 0044 (0)28 9422 8730