Lisa Kelly

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Project wins go swimmingly for SES

SES (Shepherd Engineering Services), one of the UK’s leading building services contractors, has announced a number of new contract wins with a combined build value of £50m, for its North East office.

This latest announcement reflects SES’s ability, to maintain its growth aspirations through some of the most difficult trading conditions the Construction Industry has witnessed, however applying the SES differentiators has enabled SES to see another year of growth as the Business enters a new financial trading year.

Working with consortia lead inspiredspaces and their principal contractor Carillion Building, SES has been appointed to work on three much needed education schemes in the region.

Working under the STaG (South Tyneside and Gateshead) BSF initiative, the first of the three new project wins sees SES working on delivery of Keelman’s Way School - a new 3,800sqm two-storey school for children with special education needs in Hebburn.

Here, SES will use its extensive experience of working on projects which require a high level of building services outside of that normalyl provided in traditional M&E Companies such as, high acoustic specification and fully dimmable lighting throughout, as well as a range of specialised facilities for the disabled.

A second STaG project, to build a new swimming pool adjacent to Jarrow School, will benefit from SES’s creative approach to the design and installation of building services. The project is due to be completed later this year.

Finally, SES is working on the Durham BSF initiative on the North Durham Academy project in Stanley. This is the largest of the recent project wins which has involved SES from conception through to construction.

On this particular project, SES has applied its extensive knowledge and experience of advanced BIM (Building Information Modeling) to provide fully coordinated building services throughout the 14,500sqm, four-storey secondary school. The project is due to complete in the summer of 2013.

These latest education sector contract wins follow swiftly on the back of a number of recent high profile project completions within the energy and industrial sectors, namely construction of an enormous 32mtr high, 100mtr blade testing facility, believed to be the first in the world, for Narec - the National Renewable Energy Centre, Blyth and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for leading rope manufacturer Bridon International.

Commenting on the recent project completions in sectors which the contractor has identified as growth areas and this latest raft of new work, regional director, Steve Joyce, said:

“Recently our design ability and innovative approach has been truly put to the test on delivery of the Narec project. Because of the sheer size and 32 metre height of the building traditional methods of M&E installation and containment could not be used, therefore the project required us to think outside the box. To overcome this challenge we applied technical know-how, coupled with PRISM, our bespoke off-site prefabrication facility, to manufacture and fully test modularised building services ahead of installation. I am delighted that this building has now been successfully handed over.

“Securing our appointment on these latest education sector contracts provides us with further opportunity to continue to work across all levels of the education sector. Working closely with our project partners on the inspiredspaces team, we have been able to get under the skin of each project and understand what is required, for example the stringent acoustic needs on Keelman’s Way School, to deliver a range of innovative building services solutions. “

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Lisa Kelly .

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