23 Sep 2020
Double win in the Offsite Awards
We’re delighted to take the top prize in both the Best Use of MEP and POD Technology and Offsite Pioneer of the Year categories at the Offsite Awards for our work on the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) at the University of Warwick.
The awards were presented during a virtual ceremony which saw a range of international projects recognised for the use of modern methods of construction. Both awards were presented in recognition of our work on the IBRB, a £54m state of the art research building that has been built using at least 50% offsite manufacturing for both construction and mechanical and electrical services installation.
NG Bailey was appointed by principal contractor Wilmott Dixon to install all mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations on the project. This included a 27.5m high multi-service riser, known as the mega-riser, the biggest ever produced by NG Bailey. Manufactured at our specialist Offsite Manufacture facility in Bradford it took just three days to install compared to the 18-weeks it would have taken using traditional methods.
By using our Offsite Manufacture expertise we considerably reduced vehicle movements to site. The delivery of the mega-riser in eight sections has saved more than 100 vehicle movements helping to minimise our carbon impact and reduce congestion for the local community. It has also saved more than 9,000 labour hours from site and sped up progress on the project.