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Grays Mews, Watford, Nascot Homes

With seven adoptions and two gas connections to be made on a small hard-to-access site, Nascot Homes required a utilities provider who could work quickly, efficiently and within a strict budget. Express Utilities met these requirements perfectly.

Development: Grays Mews, Watford

Customer: Nascot Homes

Sector: Residential

Utilities: Gas Mains, Connections, Smart Meters and Adoption

Town and Country

Grays Mews in Hamilton Street, Watford, is a collection of nine attractive three-bedroom homes. A prime location and close to all local amenities, Grays Mews is within walking distance of Watford High Street, Watford General Hospital and the Vicarage Road football stadium. The setting also benefits from being close to local parks and large green open spaces. 

The communication links for Grays Mews are excellent, with the train from Watford Junction to London Euston taking just 19 minutes, and major road networks including the M1 and M25 being just a 15-minute drive away.

Project Coordination

The development required a connection to the distribution network for the site as a whole and two individual services from the existing gas main in the public highway. A new site gas main was installed, along with seven individual connections and nine smart meters.

The work was carried out adjacent to a narrow street, which had on-street parking. This created a challenge whilst working in the highway and careful management was required by Express Utilities. The site itself was very tight for space, which meant that the work needed to be coordinated with other activities taking place on site. All of the gas utilities work was carried out and completed within two weeks.

Sooner Rather than Later

Express Utilities was able to offer Nascot Homes a short lead time and a quick turnaround. Vital on smaller developments like Grays Mews, Express Utilities’ ability to move fast to fulfil the requirements meant that Nascot Homes was able to quickly get the homes onto the market. Express Utilities delivered the project on time and within budget.

“Express Utilities offered a high specification level of the work installed but also a competitive price and a short lead time. We were impressed with their efficient operation and high levels of customer service.”

Peter Gray, Director, Nascot Homes