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A busy Wembley-based furniture store needed to replace its outdated and insufficient standby generator. Knowing only too well the importance of having a reliable continuous power supply, in order to maintain trading in the event of power outages, the company turned to Shenton Group to supply it’s new 275kVA standby generator with 2670 litre bunded fuel tank.


When any retailer experiences power outages, it not only spells an end to regular trading, but a cessation to back-end operations too, with IT, communications and security infrastructure often being affected.

As part of one of Europe’s leading furniture and homeware brands, the client’s large 36,000m2 Wembley store experiences high footfall and turnover that both need protecting and maintaining under all circumstances. This includes the ever-present threat of mains power failure, thanks to the National Grid experiencing some of its lowest reserve power levels in recent years.


Chosen for its ability to provide a fast, turnkey solution, Shenton Group devised a continuous power supply solution for the client. Shenton Group Managing Director, Jody Meek explained: “With all large retailers, large areas need lighting, along with other essential services requiring continuous power”. In this instance, two small IT rooms, as well as fridges and freezers in the store’s main food service preparation areas for both its public and staff canteens, required continuous power, as too did the store’s smoke extractor fans and main fire panel.

Removing the old 200kVA generator rom the building, Shenton Group provided a more capable 275kVA standby generator, as well as a 2660 litre fuel tank and a power pipe from the generator to the tank. Shenton Group engineers also installed two new cables with control upgrades to the system’s LV panel.


“The service provided by Shenton Group and its on-site engineers, from initial tender interview through to Valuation Engineering (VE ) and fitting, was very good and well actioned” said the company’s Construction Project Manager, UK and Ireland.

In the event of power outages of any severity, the Wembley store will continue to enjoy a continuous power supply that enables the operation of all key elements of the business, including lighting, catering, and IT, all of which allow the store to stay open and staff to remain operational.

About Shenton Group

Shenton Group is the UK’s leading technical expert in standby power, uninterruptible power supplies, and combined heat and power supplies. The company provides power solutions to organisations spanning a broad array of industries that rely on continuous power supplies and includes; finance, telecoms, healthcare, IT, manufacturing, education, government, utilities, sport and leisure and of course, retail.

Shenton Group’s standby generator range includes single and three phase generator solutions, ranging from 10kVA to 3.2MVA. Being British built to the highest quality and safety standards, Shenton Group generators are ideal for use as prime power or standby power supply usage. All Shenton Group diesel generators include; a full range of weatherproof canopies to meet sound attenuation levels; proven industry-leading control systems and switchgear hardware; integral bunded base-frame fuel tanks and fuel management systems; containerised modular solutions; custom built drop-over acoustic canopies; and skid-mounted ‘open’ sets for specific applications.

Shenton Group provides a range of DEFRA-approved bulk fuel tanks, including plastic fuel tanks and double-skinned steel fuel tanks. Polyethylene bulk fuel tanks are maintenance-free, fully-bunded and are OFTEC and DEFRA certified. They’re available in capacities ranging from 1220 to 5000 litres. Shenton Group’s steel bulk fuel tanks are purpose built and double-skinned. They are manufactured to BS799 part 5 and comply to both statutory pollution prevention PPG2 and DEFRA regulations.

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