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Fulcrum awarded £1.5m contract to support BTR development


Sheffield-based multi-utility infrastructure and services provider Fulcrum has won a £1.5m to support a new build-to-rent (BTR) residential development.Dandara Living’s Sleepers Cross development in Luton will comprise 345 apartments across four blocks of up to 18 storeys.Fulcrum will provide electricity and water connections to the development.The three-year project will commence in May 2024 and will be undertaken by a team of up to 20 directly employed Fulcrum engineers, who will design and install 1.4km of electricity infrastructure, through the centre of Luton to the development.The company will also complete High Voltage connections to two substations, also supplied by Fulcrum, which will power the development’s apartment buildings and various resident amenities.Additionally, Fulcrum will provide a 500kVA Temporary Builders Supply (TBS) to support the development during construction.Tom Overfield, divisional director at Fulcrum, said: “We are proud to continue our relationship with Dandara Living by securing this additional and significant build to rent residential project.”In addition to highlighting our multi-utility infrastructure capabilities in this niche residential market, it highlights our ability to bring added value that meets commercial and technical requirements, in this case through the three-year acceleration of connecting the development to the grid.”Through our collaborative approach with customers, supply chain partners and the DNO, we are able to solve challenges and deliver effective outcomes.”Jim Davies, Dandara Living chief executive, added: “Fulcrum has a strong reputation in the market and its ability to help us overcome issues with electricity grid capacity was essential for Sleepers Cross. These connections will contribute to our sustainability targets for the scheme, whilst also helping to future proof the development.”