15/01/2013

SES secures £15m commercial property contracts

The project is being delivered for Argent Estates in partnership with the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund, which will see SES draw upon its ability to prefabricate building services modules off site.  This will also contribute to the client’s environmental agenda as it is anticipated that 80 percent of the project services will be manufactured in this way.

The second contract will see SES convert the former Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, into a hi-tech 100,000 sq ft biomedical centre of excellence. Situated at the heart of Europe’s largest clinical and academic campus, the scheme is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and will see a mix of original and modern buildings brought together by a glass atrium. 

SES will work closely with principal contractor Lend Lease, providing full M&E services which comprises the refurbishment of a Grade II Listed building and a new build five storey element - both of which will be linked by an enclosed pedestrian thoroughfare.

Speaking about these latest contract wins, Regional Director for the North West, Rob Doherty said:

“SES has established an enviable reputation for its ability to in assisting clients to deliver challenging projects of this type through innovation.  For example, in the case of the biomedical centre we will be tasked with installing services suitable for wet laboratories and clinical functions through to media rooms, offices and catering facilities. I am confident that we will achieve this by using our integrated 3D design capability and prefabrication approach, manufacturing much of the service modules off-site at our PRISM facility.”

SES will commence work on both projects in March 2013.