Spitbank Fort


Spitbank Fort is an unusual and historic sea fortress in the Solent, off Portsmouth.  Now a luxury exclusive venue and hotel, the fort was formerly home to hundreds of soldiers guarding the approaches to Portsmouth.  The arms and ammunition have long been removed, making way for nine luxuriously furnished bedroom suites, three bars, three restaurant areas and spa facilities.

The project involved the complete mechanical and electrical installation to suit the new use of the fort with the mechanical works including installation of new primary power generators and associated fuel storage systems, heating system, domestic water systems, ventilation systems, waste treatment unit, water supplies from the existing on site fresh water well.  The electrical installation works comprised new small power and lighting installations, fire alarm installation and TV and data installation.

This was certainly a unique project which presented its own specific challenges due to the historic nature of the building and the logistical problems associated with getting materials and operatives to site.

     Key facts:

      Client: Clarenco

      Consultant: ITD

      Value: £ 675,000.00

      Start date: June 2011

      Completion date: March 2012