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.
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.
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.View Case Studies
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.View Case Studies
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.View Case Studies
Birmingham New Street
We played an integral part of the transformation of Birmingham New Street station, replacing the engine room that sits at the heart of the railway station’s operations and carries all the mechanical and electrical services to each of its platforms. The age and infrastructure of the station ruled out traditional on-site construction so our Offsite Manufacturing facility was used to develop the biggest offsite design and build solution in our history. Nicknamed ‘The Spine’, it spanned the width of the station, measuring 7m wide, 3m high and 126m long, weighing 300 tonnes.View Case Studies
Building No.2 is the final piece of the Forbury Place estate. This speculative office development, featuring the largest floorplates in the town centre, is part of Reading’s newest urban business district, transforming the area with global companies already occupying buildings 1 and 3. We delivered mechanical and electrical installations for 17,800sqm of commercial space across 8 floors. Our installation also helped to achieve the energy efficiency aspirations of the project.View Case Studies
Jaguar Land Rover i54
This new engine factory for car giant Jaguar Land Rover was built on the i54 development on the outskirts of Wolverhampton. The new manufacturing facility doubled the size of the existing plant. We delivered all the mechanical and electrical services on the project and our Offsite Manufacturing facility was actively involved too, producing 67 heavy service modules and a number of other components.View Case Studies
Lambeth Town Hall
Lambeth New Town Hall was a landmark project for Lambeth Council and its residents. We were contracted to undertake the MEP services for the project using a team with a vast amount of experience delivering projects in the public sector. Sustainability was at the top of Lambeth Council’s agenda and this is an area where we really made a difference. Our five year sustainability strategy - One Approach - fully supported Lambeth Council’s sustainability targets for the project, which included creating new jobs, up to 45 new apprenticeships and a BREEAM “excellent” rating for the new Town Hall.View Case Studies
Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator
A £25million development that enables innovative research into antibiotic resistance. The 70,000 square foot building co-locates the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and a raft of relevant SMEs with larger scale industrial collaboration through pre-existing product development partnerships. We supplied, installed and commissioned a range of mechanical engineering systems on the project.View Case Studies
London Bridge Station
The redevelopment of London Bridge Station has seen it nearly double its capacity and now sees all the platforms accessed from a single central point and the retail concourse becoming the largest in the country. The project also saw a major track upgrade and the widening of platforms. Our Engineering and Services divisions worked collaboratively on this project to deliver a range of works, which included the design and installation of temporary works to facilitate the overall construction, whilst also delivering the detailed design and installation of the permanent mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, together with telecoms and security services.View Case Studies
Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building
USB is the second new-build on the £350m Newcastle Helix development as part of a community of education, research, commercial and residential facilities to promote Newcastle as a city of science across the world. This 135,000sqft building has created a new home for Newcastle University’s Institute for Sustainability and The School of Computing Science. We delivered the design, installation, testing, and commissioning of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services on the project, with highly-complex coordination managed through the use of innovative Offsite solutions.View Case Studies