Andrews Sykes Group Plc

Andrews Sykes independently certified for continued emission reduction

As a company that has actively acknowledged the importance of sustainability for many years, we are constantly striving to cut our carbon footprint wherever possible.

It therefore gives us great pride to see that our efforts have been recognised by the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) following a recent audit. For the past seven years, CEMARS assessors have visited our Birmingham office and examined utility bills, staff travel, fuel usage and other factors that contribute towards the production of greenhouse emissions.

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Pump hire assists annual maintenance work at power station

When a power station in Nottinghamshire required annual routine maintenance procedures, a lull in demand for electricity at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic provided a perfect window of opportunity for this to be carried out. No longer fully operational, the coal-powered plant acts as a reserve source of electricity generation and is due to be decommissioned within the next five years.

However, the organisation responsible for managing the site is obliged to fulfil capacity market agreements that include regular upkeep to ensure all UK power supplies continue to be preserved. As a result, the energy company made contact and asked us to devise a specialist pump hire solution to assist with cleaning the upper sections of each cooling tower.

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Andrews Sykes Group expands French coverage with new Nantes depot

It is with great delight that we announce the opening of a new depot in Nantes following a substantial investment in our French operations. Strategically located to serve customers across the Great West region including the cities of Brest, Rennes, Le Mans and Angers, our latest property demonstrates the exceptional growth we have enjoyed in the country since opening our first depot there in 2012.

In recent years, demand for our full range of products and services in and around Nantes has grown considerably. By opening a depot here – our sixth in France – we will be perfectly positioned to reach customers more quickly, with a local presence ensuring that emergency response times are dramatically reduced going forward.

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Emergency boiler hire provides safe showering facilities at Nightingale hospital

Before the former Manchester Central railway station could open its doors as a functioning temporary field hospital, a solution was required to ensure that shower areas were ready for staff to use. The multi-purpose G-MEX convention complex was quickly converted into a 650-bed medical facility following various interior modifications that were essential in order for this to happen.

Prior to the hospital admitting its first patient, healthcare authorities stressed the importance of nurses, doctors and other professionals having constant access to a safe environment to wash. Our client was keen to find a reliable source of hot water to supply a 60-shower block, which could be operational within a short space of time. They called on us to provide a solution without disturbing contractors overseeing other parts of the fit-out.

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Proud to support the NHS

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges, as the world struggles to prevent the loss of life, support health services and stabilise economies. In the UK, an inevitable rise of confirmed cases has led to huge numbers being admitted to hospitals, putting unfathomable pressure on our overburdened NHS. It has been truly humbling to witness the lengths our incredible frontline workers have gone to during these difficult times, with their selfless acts rightly commended nationally by the tens of millions of people who are grateful for their tireless contributions.

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Burst water main at Piccadilly Circus prompts emergency response from Sykes Pumps

When a well-known water contractor required an urgent pumping solution following a problem in London’s West End, a local engineer was sent to site immediately. A key water main had burst at Piccadilly Circus during the middle of the night and there were tangible concerns that the significant outflow of water could interfere with the area’s electricity supply. Additionally, the location of the incident meant that an instant reaction would be essential in order to prevent disruption at the Underground station.

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Andrews Sykes helps convert former Ford factory into temporary hospital

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a 1950s industrial unit and former car factory in South Wales was transformed into a field hospital as part of a countrywide effort to overcome the virus. The 11,000 square metre site is now a renowned film studio and has undergone a drastic overhaul thanks to Swansea City Council’s collaborative work with various contractors.

Creating space for more than 1,300 beds over a two-phase project, the hospital is now fully operational and may potentially be used even after the effects of coronavirus have subsided. With this likelihood in mind, we were approached by the construction manager and asked to supply hired cooling and heating solutions to ensure that multi-seasonal climate control was available prior to opening.

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Air conditioning hire assists vital autopsy examinations

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Andrews Air Conditioning was approached by the estates team of a well-known South London Hospital during a Sunday lunchtime. Our client was looking for an emergency cooling solution to be installed within their post-mortem examination room. A rise in ambient temperatures, combined with the introduction of new guidelines obligating the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), had created an extremely warm environment for the pathologists and technicians working inside.

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Sykes provides pump hire solutions as key sectors battle through lockdown

While the lockdown imposed by the government has been essential to tackling the COVID-19 epidemic, for many people, businesses and services, it has not quite been as simple as just staying indoors. The healthcare sector has rightly been praised for its resoluteness in recent weeks and is one of many industries that has had no option but to carry on during these unparalleled times.

Key workers are defined as people whose jobs are vital to public health and safety, with the Government ensuring that they are able to carry out their responsibilities with as little restriction as possible. These include utility and construction workers, as well as those providing key public services like transport and national security. read more

Our new website is now up and running!

We are excited to introduce our new website, which has been designed to improve customer experiences by simplifying navigational processes to help visitors find the information they are looking for more quickly.

Our decision to upgrade and modernise was driven by a desire to make our website more user-friendly, with a particular focus on enhancing its appearance and responsiveness.

The inclusion of a sophisticated search functionality directs customers to browse based on their required product, industry and location, providing instant and relevant results tailored to each individual request.

We have made significant changes to the way in which information is presented, with textual content concisely broken down to ensure it is easy to understand and absorb.

Engaging visuals, videos and photography complement written material to give each page an orderly and uncluttered feel, providing users with a more serene experience when using our website. The use of strong images also allows customers to ascertain whether they have found whatever they are looking for at a glance, negating the need to scan text that might not be applicable to them.

Special attention has been paid to boosting the responsiveness of our website and ensuring that pages load quickly across all devices. Each page automatically scales its content and features to match the screen size of the platform in which it is being viewed – whether that be on a desktop, mobile phone or tablet. read more