Housing & high-rise developments

Accelerating high-rise infrastructure project by three years

Fulcrum was appointed to deliver a £1.5m contract to design, build and install new multi-utility infrastructure for a significant build to rent residential development. Sleepers Cross in Luton. Importantly, Fulcrum used its expertise to accelerate the energising of the site by three years, helping Dandara Living overcome the South of England’s electricity capacity issues.

  • Multi-utility connections
  • Electricity connections
  • Water connections

Expertise that accelerated the energising of the site by three years


project start by 3 years


apartments across 18 storeys

Client Dandara Living
Location Luton
Benefits delivered
  • Accelerated the energising of the site by three years, helping the client overcome the South of England’s electricity capacity issues
  • Electricity and water connections designed and delivered in-house
  • Complete electricity infrastructure solution, including a 500kVA TBS (Temporary Builders Supply) to support the development during construction
  • Specialist High voltage connections and two substations, delivered in-group

Through a collaborative approach with customers, supply chain partners and the DNO, we were able to solve challenges and deliver effective outcomes

True added value project delivery.

Utilising its extensive multi-utility experience, Fulcrum worked closely with the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to identify an alternative connection point and off-site route to the site, bringing the development’s connection date forward from 2028 to 2025.

The three-year project will be delivered by a team of up to 20 directly employed Fulcrum engineers, who will design and install 1.4km of electricity infrastructure, through the centre of Luton to the development.

The company will also complete High Voltage connections to two substations, also supplied by Fulcrum. Additionally, Fulcrum will deliver a 500kVA Temporary Builders Supply (TBS) to support the development during construction.

Fulcrum has a strong reputation in the market and its ability to help us overcome issues with electricity grid capacity was essential for Sleepers Cross. These connections will contribute to our sustainability targets for the scheme, whilst also helping to future proof the development.

The contribution Fulcrum has already made in the initial stages of the project will be beneficial to our development programme and our ultimate vision to create a new, thriving and sustainable community in Luton.

Dandara Living

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