City Heights is a new development of 142 studio apartments for students in Cardiff.

With onsite communal leisure facilities, including a gym, laundry, entertainment room and cinema room, the development needed individual metered supplies for the apartments alongside a landlord supply and a couple of commercial supplies.


* Space, both internally and externally, was massively constrained on this project. An internal 1MVA packaged substation was installed in a very tight space.

* The restricted area within the risers also meant a tight install for the MSDBs and meters.

* The site was in a very busy urban area on one of the key roads into the city. With minimal parking space, deliveries to site had to be carefully managed to avoid disruption.

* In an unusual situation, Western Power Distribution brought the HV cable to site for the Rock Team to undertake the substation installation and onwards works. This required close liaison with WPD.

In addition, the Rock Team worked closely with the onsite electrical contractor to agree the best solution and work programme to ensure both could complete their works effectively.

Darren Huxley, Rock's Project Manager, commented: “There were huge challenges with the restricted space on site and with some delays to other planned works onsite. Despite this, Rock Power Connections completed the works to the client’s expected deadline”


With our experience and engineering knowledge, we successfully manage various ICP projects of varying size and scale across the UK.

By trusting Rock Power Connections with your new or upgraded electrical connection, you can rely on us to deliver your engineering solution on time and on budget.

All our customers work closely with their dedicated Rock Power Connections Project Manager to develop a programme of works that fits with their engineering requirements and is flexible to their needs.

We’d be delighted to offer you a free, no obligation, competitive quote for your electrical connection project. Please email Emma on , call 01905 456384 or click here to submit your enquiry.

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