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7 Aug 2020

Up on the roof at Manchester Engineering Campus Development

Bringing education facilities to life - NG Bailey is playing a key role in the development of the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) which is set to become the single-biggest home for engineering in any UK university.

We were appointed by Balfour Beatty to deliver the project on behalf of the University of Manchester. Installing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installations at the vast project which is spread over eight floors and 76,000m2 - about the size of 11 football pitches. Once completed it will house the University of Manchester’s engineering disciplines, teaching spaces and research institutes, and more than 6,700 students and 1,250 staff will be based there.

NG Bailey’s bespoke building services are complex and flexible with capacity for future additions. This includes heating, cooling, and circulation pumps and BMS modules installed in the plantroom modules.  This enables new technologies to be installed now, or in the future, as technological advancements are made or user requirements change.

A key feature is the highly specialised heating and temperature system which is designed to be fully flexible to enable research and experiments to be carried out under distinct climate-controlled conditions.

It is a vast project with the majority of works being delivered using offsite techniques.  NG Bailey’s designers, BIM coordinators, and engineers worked collaboratively with Balfour Beatty to develop innovative solutions.

To help save space inside the facility, we’ve installed a lot of equipment on the roof – take a quick look at the video for the latest progress.

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