SES wins £5.7m public building contract

National engineering specialist SES Engineering Services has been appointed to work on a landmark building currently under construction in Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester.

The £5.7m contract win for its North West office will see SES work closely with main contractor Carillion on phase two of Vision Tameside – a scheme to create an innovative, advanced skills and joint public services centre for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC) and Tameside College and its partners respectively.

Constructed to replace the council’s former building, the contemporary four-storey ‘V’ shaped building, designed to sit alongside both the listed Ashton Town Hall and old Water Board offices, will create 160,000sq ft of mixed-use accommodation.

This will include office and administration space for TMBC, 75,000sq ft of education space for Tameside College 65,000sq ft to cater for its wide range of vocational subjects and 12,000sq ft of retail space, which will be occupied by growing family and home value store Wilko.

SES’ business director for the North Steve Joyce said: “Following our initial involvement in the Vision Tameside project in 2015, I’m pleased that we have secured our place on the more detailed phase two.

“I believe our extensive knowledge and experience of working at BIM Level 2 and our ability to work effectively with a number of stakeholders and their professional teams to tight deadlines were influencing factors in the decision to appoint SES.

“Additionally, with the fact that we are a local company which uses the local supply chain at every opportunity reflects TMBC’s ongoing commitment to work with local businesses.”

On this latest project SES’ project partners include Ryder Architecture; civil and structural design consultants, TPS Consult and MEP consultancy, Hannan Associates which has been novated to SES to complete the design process.

Tom Maguire, project manager from Carillion, said: “We are delighted to be part of such an important development for Ashton-under-Lyne and its local community. Construction work is progressing well and it is great to now have SES’ valuable input on an important landmark building which will become a focal point for TMBC and its partners, Tameside College and Wilko.“

This latest win marks the third major contract SES’ North West office has picked up in the past three months as demand for its MEP design and installation services continues to grow in the region.