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Engineering

We are a leading construction and engineering business, delivering outstanding projects throughout the built environment for a range of clients across the UK and Europe.

What we deliver

Our Engineering division specialises in the design, offsite manufacture and installation of mechanical and electrical solutions, and we have an industry-leading reputation for delivering our work and projects responsibly and sustainably.

We are a national business with a local presence and our project portfolio includes nuclear new build, fast paced manufacturing facilities, state of the art schools, universities and hospitals, cutting edge office spaces and retail venues, railway stations, sports stadiums and iconic city landmarks.

What makes us different

We work with our customers from early project conception through to handover and beyond. We have unique and innovative ways of working, which is one of the reasons our customers keep coming back to us.

Championing offsite manufacture

We have been pioneering the use of offsite manufacture for many years and we provide offsite solutions through our specialist production facility in Yorkshire, the largest of its kind in the UK. 

We prefabricate modular building services that can be adapted to include various combinations of mechanical and electrical functionality. Designed and built specifically to fit within the dimensions and constraints of individual buildings, our framed solutions include pipework for heating and chilled, cold and hot water systems, containment for electrical cabling and ventilation ductwork.

As a business, we champion the use of offsite manufacture because of the many advantages it has to offer to our customers. Due to its nature, offsite manufacture has significant safety benefits when compared with traditional construction site build conditions. Offsite manufacture can also save build costs, labour costs and time, significantly reduce deliveries, man hours and on-site waste and our facility has a proven track record of delivering projects on time, on budget, and defect-free. It also supports our overall aim as a business to work safely, responsibly and sustainably.

Our ‘design for manufacture’ approach presents a realistic, affordable, efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to labour-intensive and time-consuming on-site production and assembly, or where there are specific challenges related to being on site. 

Sector expertise

We work across a wide range of sectors including:

Adding value through our wider service offering

Our Engineering division isn’t just a standalone aspect of our business. Our Engineering teams also work together with our Services division to offer our customers a unique and unrivalled experience which covers the whole project lifecycle - a true end-to-end solution.

Related Projects

Warwick University Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building

The development of the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) at the University of Warwick is an outstanding example of collaboration and modern methods of construction. The £54.3m project is being completed to world-class, industry-leading standards with at least 50% using offsite construction.

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University Hospital of North Tees – Energy Centre

NG Bailey operated as principal contractor on this scheme, to create a new £14m energy centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. The project saw ageing infrastructure replaced with more reliable and efficient equipment, reducing the Trust’s energy consumption and providing capacity for future development.

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Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Q-Floor Operating Theatres, Sheffield

We played a key role in a £4.5m programme to create four new operating theatres and a recovery area to replace ageing facilities at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital. NG Bailey has a long history with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, having worked with them since 2002 on numerous prestige projects across the city campus including renovation its Q floor which was opened in 2019.

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The Diamond, University of Sheffield

The Diamond is the University of Sheffield’s hub for engineering students. The iconic building houses specialist teaching facilities for engineering as well as lecture theatres, seminar rooms, a library and more than 1,000 study spaces. NG Bailey delivered all mechanical and electrical installations which included a number of specialist systems such as industrial gas and ventilation services and intelligent lighting systems.

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Media City, Manchester

MediaCityUK is home to five national BBC departments alongside regional broadcasting teams. It houses one of the largest high definition studio facilities in Europe. NG Bailey delivered the complete mechanical and electrical building services installation including a building management system, fire, security and access systems as well as specialist and temperature controls. It was the fastest project ever completed by NG Bailey with £67m of works delivered in 20 months.

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Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter

The Living Systems Institute is pioneering new approaches to understanding diseases and how they can be better diagnosed; informing more effective treatment strategies for some of the most severe diseases facing humanity. NG Bailey worked alongside BAM Construction to design, build and install mechanical and electrical solutions for the new building, including a new energy-efficient ventilation system.

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Arla Foods, Aylesbury

​Arla’s £150 million flagship dairy in Aylesbury is the biggest in Europe and one of the most environmentally advanced in the world, with the capacity to process one billion litres of milk a year. NG Bailey was contracted to provide all heavy industrial services associated with the mechanical and electrical work, as well as the facilities management contract, on this new processing facility built on what was farmers’ fields.

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20 Fenchurch Street

More commonly known as the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building, 20 Fenchurch Street is a landmark skyscraper providing prime office space in the heart of the City of London. We delivered a highly customised service that met all the requirements of the mechanical services package, which included the supply, delivery, positioning, installation, testing, commissioning and setting to work of mechanical systems.

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AMRC Factory 2050

A state-of-the-art development that has kept Sheffield at the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing. Focusing on making a significant difference to the advanced manufacturing sector, this centre of excellence was the UK's first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility for collaborative research. We delivered the mechanical and electrical design and our offsite manufacturing facility was also utilised on the project.

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BCU Curzon and Parkside Campus

Birmingham City University's city centre campus is evolving into a heart of excellence and a state-of- the-art student-focused facility. We were tasked with integrating the specialist systems across the existing services with the new full mechanical, electrical and plumbing services installed within both Parkside and Curzon buildings. Innovation was integral and we developed a proactive approach that was successfully implemented on both buildings. Due to the compact nature of the site, our offsite manufacturing facility was utilised to produce pipework, as well as other prefabricated elements.

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