Strathclyde’s Sports, Health and Wellbeing Centre
Leading national engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has secured a £3.9m mechanical and engineering (M&E) contract for University of Strathclyde’s Sports, Health and Wellbeing Centre.
In its first collaboration with Graham Construction on a Scottish project, SES will design and deliver full M&E services for the new facility, which will sit adjacent to 100 Cathedral Street in the centre of Glasgow.
This £28m project forms part of the University of Strathclyde’s multi-million pound investment on its city centre campus and is the next major step in providing a first class learning and teaching environment for students, staff and the City of Glasgow.
The new Sports, Health and Wellbeing Centre will provide state-of-the-art training facilities and advanced teaching provision for sports coaches, physical education teachers and fitness professionals.
The centre’s features will include a six-lane 25 metre swimming pool, a fitness suite for up to 180 people, squash courts and a multi-use sports hall.
Colin Walker, SES’ Business Director Scotland said: “Following previous successful collaborations with Graham Construction in the North West of England, SES is thrilled to work with them again on this landmark higher education project for the city of Glasgow. This proven partnership will be instrumental in achieving the planned project completion of June 2018.
“Central to securing this project was our focus on pre-construction activities and our ability to take ownership of the design process, and our expert team looks forward to working with the client team to deliver the best end result.”
SES’ dedicated offsite manufacturing facility, Prism, which provides an innovative alternative to labour-intensive, time consuming on-site production and assembly will be used on the project with a proposed 4,900 man-hours being removed from site.
A specialist in offsite manufacture and the education build sector, SES Engineering Services is currently delivering the MEP contract on Edinburgh University’s £25m project to establish a world-leading Data Technology Institute.