Case Study

Saffron Square

To install a fast Charging solution that residents and their guest can utilise and be billed correctly for their usage. Can the system be painless for the block, its management company and for the end user to operate.
  • Project:
  • Multi-Point EV Charging Solution
  • Building:
  • Saffron Square
  • Client:
  • Premier Estates
  • Instructing Client:
  • Berkeley Homes PLC
Future Fuel Design

Following on from our initial consultation process we sent one of our in-house surveying designers to site, to build and propose a solution that met the clients brief and sat within the budget restraints of the development.

Our standard designs include
  • Product specifications
  • Billing & Management information
  • Cable Routes
  • Installation proposals
  • Distribution & Protective solutions
  • Possible charging power explained
  • Quantified rates
Challenges

The Maximum demand: This site was quite unique in the fact that the developer had provided capacity ready for future EV charging points making this installation ready for the immediate solution. Following load testing and confirming the maximum demand at peak usage, the provision provided during construction of the development was adequate; having enough spare capacity to allow full power at any time.

Connectivity: Other challenges included the car park’s underground location and the lack of a 3G or 4G signal. Wi-fi connectivity was required for the client to bill users for their electricity consumption.

Load Balancing
WIFI Enabled
Billing Management
Our system manages the collection of funds through the billing application

Installation

PAYG: 7kW Charging System – Active Solution The installation was incredibly smooth as we were able to utilise 80% of the existing containment system within the underground Car park as the electrical designer of the block had the vision and made provision that this technology would be used and providing capacity with the cable tray and trucking containment.

The Chargers were positioned on structural columns between bays allowing for Charging points to be shared between spaces freely

The developer even allowed a distribution panel ready for this installation, so once our circuits were installed, we just needed to fit the associated final circuit protective devices and we were ready to ‘switch on’

Well done Berkeley Homes..

Get in touch
Wi-Fi Connectivity

Due to the signal limitations an underground car park brings means the only option is to install a wi-fi network that the Chargers connect to allowing for 24/7 fault monitoring, management and the billing platform.

This block already had a broadband connection allowing us to connect to this with our own wireless network switch and creating a Wi-Fi provision for the chargers.

Billing & Management

Wi-Fi Connectivity Billing is managed via a Wi-Fi connection. All the charging infrastructure is smart enabled and Wi-Fi connected, allowing a tariff for usage of the charging points to be set at the client’s discretion.

Our system manages the collection of funds through the billing application and users can be added/omitted as required throughout the agreement.

Key statistics
5
Chargers
2
Install Period (days)
3
Charge Time (hrs)
97
Positive Feedback (%)