AMS Electrical – Illuminating Sheffield

As an integral part of the annual City of Sheffield Christmas Illuminations, AMS Electrical is pleased to have been involved in the installation of two giant 3D illuminated butterflies.

In collaboration between the Major Event Team, Sheffield City Council and Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield, these exhibits are installed in Millennium Square in Sheffield, throughout the Christmas period. This imposing feature is on loan from the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China, who originally designed and produced the butterflies using 3D printing technology.

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Cycle Hub Work Commences

Following the successful diversion and replacement of the University of Sheffield Hicks Building mains cable (involving the provision of 2 x 240 sq. mm SWA/XLPE cables in parallel), our work to the Cycle Hub has now commenced on site.

To meet the needs of the University’s ever-growing cycling community and for the use of both students and staff, this new central cycle hub is located close to the Students’ Union building. This facility shall include secure storage for around 160 cycles, lockers changing rooms, toilets and showers.

A further cycle hub is also been planned by the University, close to The Diamond building, providing storage for a further 300 cycles.

Great work by AMS Electrical!

Its always gratifying to receive a thank you from a Client, we are delighted therefore to have read the above acknowledgement within the “News” section Whirlow Hall Farm Trust’s web site recently. (Please Click Here to View)

AMS are pleased to have been given the opportunity to support this fantastic Trust and look forward to being of service in years to come.

A big thank you to CEO Ben, Phillip and the  Board of Trustees for all of your help and assistance in this connection.

Find out how you too can support the Farm by visiting the Trust’s web site here

 

 

SUMMER 2017 CONTRACT REVIEW

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This summer saw us, once again, exceptionally busy, successfully undertaking and completing a number of high profile and noteworthy contracts. These projects included: –

 

 

 

  • The University of Sheffield – Teaching Spaces 2017

Having now secured this particular contract four years in succession, we were delighted to have been chosen by Newell’s Projects Ltd to enable us to be of continual service in this connection. Commencing in early June, the contract this year involved seven different sites of work in and around the campus. All of which were handed over on-programme, and in readiness for the start of a new academic year.

Notably, the contract greatly benefited, this year, from our Nexans CSP (Certified Solutions Partner) accreditation, enabling all of the related data requirements to be carried out and certified in-house, as we constantly strive for efficiency and excellence in customer services.  

  • Re-modelling of Jonas Court

As former student accommodation, Jonas Court was transformed into to a lively, modern hybrid hotel within the Endcliffe Village.  Completed in August, a key feature of Jonas is its ground floor, devoted entirely to communal social space. Designed to foster connectivity between people of differing backgrounds, it features a cafe-bar, a gaming/cinema room, games room, three lounges and two quiet areas for study.

Accommodation over the three upper floors features 57 en-suite bedrooms with shared kitchens. Classed as long-stay, they are for students or visitors staying from a week up to six months. A further 22 en-suite hotel rooms can be rented for seven days or less.

  • Refurbishment of Minalloy House

As new accommodation for the Department of Archaeology, this three storey office block within the heart of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities has been fully refurbished to provide a modern, vibrant working environment.

Department Staff offices are now located in Minalloy House, including space for PhD students and postdoctoral research team. This new home for the majority of Archaeology staff is the hub of the Departments areas of expertise and research strength, including Prehistoric Europe, Classical Antiquity, and Medieval and Post-Medieval Britain as well as landscape, funerary and Mediterranean archaeology.

A key feature of the overall design on the project is the exposed building services, which were painstakingly planned and installed to seamlessly blend in with the fabric of the building.

  • Ground Floor Re modelling – The Modular Village

July saw us commence the remodelling of the Ground Floor of the Modular Village to form a computer suit for The University of Sheffield.

This six week contract period included the installation of extended cable management systems, including dado trunking and dedicated data installation wire ways along with modifications to the existing lighting, fire alarms, and mechanical services wiring systems.

To accommodate the, in excess of 200, new data points required for the project, a new communications cabinet was provided, again all of which benefited from our Nexans training and experience, enabling the entire electrical and data installation(s) to be undertaken in-house.

  • Other Notable Summer Projects

Other projects successfully completed during the summer of 2017 included: –

  • Refurbishment work within New Spring House in Sheffield
  • Remodelling of offices for Tirley Securities, in Barnsley
  • Ongoing alterations and extension in “The Square” Sheffield
  • Remodelling of the Douglas Lewin Laboratory within Regent Court
  • Extensive remodelling of the Bio Incubator building in Sheffield to provide additional accommodation for The University of Sheffield – Department of Archaeology.
  • Alterations and additions with Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield
  • On-going preventative maintenance and upgrade works for Sheffield Theatres both within   the Crucible and Lyceum Theatres

Thank you to all of our Clients, Staff, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers for another highly successful and extremely busy summer period.

Thank you to AMS Electrical! From Whirlow Hall Farm Trust!

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We were so gams_logorateful when local firm,  AMS Electrical, offered to support the Trust by undertaking our electrical compliance testing.  This work takes weeks to complete and so can be a major expense for organisations like ours.  AMS Electrical’s generosity was a real boost and meant that we could continue to focus our funds on our charitable work with kids from across Sheffield.  Despite the weather, they have worked through the maze that is the Trust’s real-estate and have completed the inspection work.  We now have the reassurance of knowing that we are compliant and safe, whilst the AMS team have a great understanding of what winter on a hill farm is like!

We owe an enormous thank you to everyone at AMS Electrical, and particularly to:

  • Shaun Finney (Managing Director)
  • Chris Hanson (Director)
  • Alan Dent (Senior Contracts Manager)
  • Richard Allen (Contracts Manager)
  • Alan Leslie (Approved Electrician)
  • George Sharpe (Senior Apprentice Electrician)

Thank you all.

Thank you all to Whirlow Hall Farm Trust for your kind feedback. To find out how you too and can support this worthwhile cause go to http://www.whirlowhallfarm.org. or use this link.

New Contract Award

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We are pleased to announce the award of a number of new and exciting projects during October which encompasses both repeat business from existing valued Clients as well as new customers. New contracts received includes: –

  • New Research & Development Facility – Eaton Lighting & Safety Products
  • Hicks Building, Bicen Project – The University of Sheffield
  • Periodic Testing, Inspection & Reporting – Whirlow Hall Farm Trust
  • Management School Refurbishment Project – The University of Sheffield
  • Dressing Room Lighting Upgrade – Lyceum Theater, Sheffield
  • Structures Laboratory Reconfiguration Work – The University of Sheffield

We look forward to being of service.

A Warm Welcome & Congratulations to our New Installation Apprentices

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A warm welcome to this years  intake of three electrical installation apprentices, who commenced their training with AMS Electrical in August. Congratulations to: –

  • Daniel Jackson
  • Patrick Knowles
  • Kieron Greenwood

As in previous years formal training will be provided via JTL, one of the UK’s leading work-based learning and apprenticeship providers, and shall consist of an Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3 leading to a Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)’ lasting approximately four years. 

 

 

AMS Supports Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

whft-large-2Whirlow Hall Farm is an Educational Trust which inspires, nurtures and expands horizons for Sheffield’s youngsters. 

The Trust was set up by Alan Aikin in 1979.  Alan grew up in the inner city and was sent to a farm as an evacuee during the Second World War. He was so profoundly affected by his experience of farming and the countryside that years later he set up a centre where inner-city children could experience the wonders of the countryside and develop an understanding of the connection between their food, farming and the countryside. The Trust continues with this work today – each year welcoming more than 10000 children and young people to the Farm on a day and residential visits.

In response to an invitation to tender from the Trust for electrical services, AMS  offered to carry out this work at no cost, in support of the Charity. We are happy to announce that the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust has subsequently accepted this offer and that consequently we shall carry out the periodic inspection, testing and reporting of both the fixed electrical installation(s) and emergency lighting over the next five years, commencing in October.

We look forward of being of service to Whirlow Hall Farm and supporting this extremely important and worthwhile cause.