Wates M&E Arm Picks up Two £30m Major London Projects

Wates M&E arm, SES Engineering Services, has picked up the mechanical, plumbing and electrical packages on two big London projects, which are worth £30 million between them.

The double success represents a significant milestone for the company’s London and South East operations and will see extensive use of off-site manufacturing to ensure time and cost savings.

SES has been chosen to deliver plumbing, electrical and mechanical services on the 12 storey office building for Google as part of the regeneration at King’s Cross, while they have also been awarded an £18.6 million MEP contract to deliver Barts Square Phase One, a £110 million luxury residential development in the St Bart’s area in Farrington.

SES will carry on its long standing relationship with main contractor Carillion and client Argent on the commercial King’s Cross project.

It will be working with client Helical Plc and Carillion for the first time to deliver 144 apartments with a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses situated in seven property blocks.

Tim Cunningham, SES London and south east director said: “This is a truly exciting time for our London and South East operation and the growth of our business is down to our teams’ exemplary work and innovative off-site approach.”

SES was the first M&E contractor to achieve Level 2 Certification of BRE BIM, which is required by the Government to work on the Whitehall procured projects from April.

Cunningham said SES’ ‘build before you build’ approach was a perfect fit for the King’s Cross Handyside Street project, which has a tight 38-week programme set to complete in December 2017.

Earlier in the month, Wates Living Space Maintenance secured a £24 million housing repairs and maintenance contract with Network Homes.

The five year deal’s terms state that an optional five year extension will be responsible for year round maintenance.


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