Case Studies

J R Rix & Sons Limited

Contract length: 2006 – Present

Contract value: £60,000/annum

Overview:

We began working with Rix in 2006, and have been retained as a supplier continuously up to the present. The annual value of our work is around £60,000, and consists primarily of lighting installations and maintenance. The length of this contract is a testament to Rix’s confidence and satisfaction in our work. They cite our professionalism and expert advice as key drivers in the partnership.

The work we carry out for Rix is challenging and unique. In addition to the more “standard” works we deliver in Rix’s offices, we have also carried out projects on fuel works and depots. These are potentially hazardous environments, and our ability to work safely is dependent on a robust health and safety management system. This is reflected in our Safecontractor certification.

Rix has kindly offered a testimonial to further demonstrate the quality of our work on the contract:

“We have used the services of O and E Electrical for the last fifteen years now, both for local and out of town electrical works. All staff have always been very professional and helpful in accommodating our site needs and informing us of any regulatory updates that we would need to implement.

“Contracts given to O and E vary from changing lighting tubes to fully rewire a fuel depot supplying all documentation for the site to be legally electrically compliant.”

Steve Moody, Estates and Environmental Manager, J R Rix & Sons Limited

NPS Humber Limited

 

Contract length: 2008 – Present
 
Contract value: £100,000/annum

Overview:

We have worked with Hull City Council almost since the founding of our company. This work was primarily done through the Council Works Department. In 2008, with the formation of the NPS Humber joint venture, we continued our work with the new entity. This is not necessarily a formal ongoing contract, however the repeat business we do with NPS is demonstrative of the quality of our service. We hope and expect to continue to deliver the best lighting solutions under the new framework.

Our work with NPS is extremely varied, covering buildings of all types across the city of Hull. Our work has ranged from ongoing maintenance and repairs through to full rewiring and lighting upgrades. We have worked in sites such as:

  • Guild Hall
  • Wilson Centre
  • Parks across the city, including East Park
  • Care homes
  • Sport venues, including Costello Stadium and Ice Arena
  • Kenworthy House
  • Transport facilities, including Ferensway Interchange and Priory Park Terminal
  • Wilberforce House
  • Libraries across the city
  • Car parks

One of our major projects was an LED relamping upgrade in City Hall. This took place in early 2020, and involved moving all lamps to LEDs. City Hall is a listed building, limiting the scope of some of the works, but we worked in partnership with NPS to provide a solution. We were able to carry out the works safely, in a way that protected the heritage of the building.

Mike Norton, Senior Engineer, NPS Humber Limited

Hull Culture and Leisure Limited

 

Contract length: 2015 – Present
 
Contract Value: Ongoing

Overview:

Following a successful tender, we began working with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in April 2021. Our project brief is to carry out a full upgrade to LEDs on the external lighting at both Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hopsital. This is part of the Trust’s ongoing strategy of reducing carbon emissions and increasing efficiency.

The project is ongoing, but works have begun. Our engineers are working in public facing environments, such as car parks, and so safety is critical. We are setting up exclusion zones the night before works take place, using barriers to prevent access to the areas in which we will be working the following day.

The minimisation of disruption is also key. We have deployed an additional member of staff to this project to effectively operate as a “banksman”. He is responsible for dealing with traffic around the site, helping members of the public get parked and avoid our work area. This has helped minimise any impacts to operations at the car parks, and is something we will replicate under your lighting framework.

Mike Norton, Senior Engineer, Hull Culture and Leisure Limited