SES Engineering Services, owned by Wates, has secured a £43 million contract on the £300 million Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre at the Stanford Hall estate, near to Loughborough.
SES will work alongside main contractor Interserve to provide a full range of electrical and mechanical services to deliver a purpose built clinical facility for the Armed Forces when it becomes operational in 2018.
The BS Stanford project will see the construction of a new 380,000 sq ft specialist clinical facility along with the refurbishment and alteration of the Grade II listed Stanford Hall.
SES Executive Business Director, David Mason, commented: “We have delivered numerous projects with Interserve over many years and have formed an inclusive and collaborative working relationship with them to ensure the delivery of a truly world-class facility.
“The project involves highly complex site logistics, based around the refurbishment of the grade 2* listed Stanford Hall with over 20 separate new builds in close proximity and up to 1,000 workers on site at any given time.”
SES is also working with the Career Transition Partnership, which helps to resettle ex-military personnel into new employment roles, to provide employment opportunities to former servicemen and women during the project.
SSE has also secured an MEP contract worth £18.6 million on Barts Square Phase One, which is a £110 million residential development by Helical next to St Bart’s Hospital in Farringdon. The main contractor for both projects will be Carillion.
Offsite construction is playing a major role on both projects as logistics is a primary consideration in city centres, particularly in London.
Before being acquired by Wates last year, SES was formerly Shepherd Engineering Services and Wates said that the two contract awards represented a significant milestone for SES’ operations in London and the South East.
The company put the King’s Cross contract win down to its digital engineering expertise, in response to the client’s requirement for building information modelling (BIM).