Leading national engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services, has secured a £5m mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract on Edinburgh University’s £25m project to establish a world-leading Data Technology Institute.
Working alongside main contractor McLaughlin and Harvey, SES will provide full M&E services including lighting, heating, ventilation and an underfloor services interface on the pioneering development designed to position Edinburgh as a global leader in data.
The seven-storey 9,000 sqm building, positioned at the heart of the University campus, will act as the hub supporting the development of data technologies, data intensive research and data analytics in education across Scotland and internationally.
The win represents a major milestone for SES’ Scottish operation and is testament to the company’s reputation for delivering innovative, cost and time saving off-site manufacturing solutions to projects. On a confined university campus site, these initiatives delivered through BIM and its use of its Prism prefabrication facility will be critical.
Colin Walker, Regional Director for Scotland, SES said: “On a restricted site like this, the use of our off-site Prism facility to deliver ready-made service modules and risers will be critical.
“Any ‘live-site’ such as a bustling university campus presents its own challenges and we will be working closely with our project partners and the university to ensure logistical issues are resolved. A key part of this is our time and space-efficient ’just in time’ approach to deliveries which ensures the site is kept as clear and safe as possible.
“Having already worked on similar projects across the UK, our expert teams have extensive experience in the education sector under their belt and this means we know exactly what Edinburgh University require from the outset.
“As the UK’s very first M&E contractor to achieve the BRE BIM Level 2 Certification – the standard required by Government to work on Whitehall-procured projects – we’re proud to be at the forefront of how data is changing the engineering industry. Helping to deliver a world-leading Data Technology Institute is a very exciting and fitting project for us.”
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