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Waveney Substation LV Panel Replacement

Starting Thursday 9 April, the low voltage panel in the Waveney electrical substation will undergo replacement as part of Estates lifecycle replacement plan to ensure the electrical infrastructure on campus is well-maintained and fit for purpose. We anticipate the works will last 2-3 days.

The Waveney substation serves both a number of residential accommodation buildings and some academic buildings on campus, including:

  • Coleman F
  • Coleman G
  • Orwell
  • Wolfson
  • Nelson Court (including Broadview Lodge)
  • Congregation Hall
  • Drama
  • Dr Bike

Due to the disruption caused from the brief interruption in power as the effected buildings are transferred to a temporary power supply, these works are planned to be undertaken during the Easter closure period for the University 10-14 April inclusive.

The following table outlines some of the key activities. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Date

Activity

Thursday 9 April 10:00

Isolate power at Waveney substation

Thursday 9 April 11:00

Begin dismantling redundant LV panel

Thursday 9 April 14:00

New LV panel to be delivered and set in place

Friday 10 April 08:00-16:00

New panel to be bolted together and tested       

Saturday 11 April 08:00-16:00

Re-energise HV and supply to transformer; check building services

Sunday 12 April

Complete re-connection reinstatement of supplies

 

We currently anticipate that power supply to these buildings will be re-instated Sunday 12 April.

Broadview Lodge will remain open for guests during these works.