Electrical Contractors Commercial & Domestic 
New luxury apartments with innovative electrical installation 
Barrie Beard Ltd together with Wates Construction completed Tower 1 on Broad Street, Birmingham in May 2018. Tower 2 was completed in November 2019. In total, over the two towers, there are 400 residential apartments consisting of 1-bed studios and 1, 2 & 3-bed apartments. 
Each of the towers has two lifts and the apartments are protected by a door access system and CCTV around the perimeter and internal entrances. 
Barrie Beard Ltd was responsible for the design, installation, and commissioning of this project. Tower 2 has 217 Apartments (2 x 3 beds, 125 x 2 beds, and 90 x 1-bed apartments). 

Barrie Beard Ltd’s scope of work included 

Lighting and emergency design and installation 
Small power installation 
External lighting 
Fire alarm system 
Fire-fighting lift 
Full electrical design as follows: 
Apartments - fire alarms 
Services to apartments for the REC (Regional Electricity Company) 
400A bus bar systems 
TV / satellite services 
Door access system including intercoms 
Apartment phone entry system  
CCTV system 
Smoke vent system 
Voice and data installation (Landlords only) 
Facade colour changing LED strip lights on floors 31 & 32 

Project Data 

COMPLETED: November 2019 
DURATION: 24 months 

Design, installation and fitting 

New luxury apartments  


"May I take this opportunity to say that it’s been great working with you and the entire BB team throughout the whole process. Hope to do so again in the near future – best subcontractor as far as I am concerned. Give my regards to the whole team." 
Jason Hurley 
MEP Site Manager, Wates 
"Thanks for delivering these projects, I know you’ve heard it previously but, without doubt, you are the best performing contractor on both jobs and very fair commercially." 
Tom Lynch 
Project Surveyor, Wates 
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