SES appoints Laing O’Rourke offsite specialist to head Prism facility

Lewis Jones
Lewis Jones

SES Engineering Services (SES) has strengthened its senior team as it continues to expand its Prism prefabrication facility used on the Queensferry Crossing project.

Lewis Jones joins SES as Prism general manager after a 30-year career with Laing O’Rourke in which he oversaw an array of engineering, plant, joinery, manufacturing and offsite projects both in the UK and the Middle East.

Based at Prism’s dedicated offsite manufacturing facility in Huntington, York, Lewis will be responsible for leading the offsite and prefabrication charge at the heart of SES’ £300 million national growth strategy.

Lewis Jones said: “In my short time here, I’ve been extremely impressed by the whole team, its commercial awareness and the outstanding level of innovation coming from the factory floor.

“However, where Prism and SES have truly exceeded is in their ability to transfer those ideas into demonstrable and game-changing time, cost, logistical and safety benefits. We have a network of offsite ambassadors across the business, championing the cause because they’ve seen what can be delivered.”

Lewis will be looking to expand upon Prism’s recent successes such as the creation of a purpose-built ‘onsite offsite’ hub in Rosyth which reduced transport delivery times and costs on the Queensferry Crossing project, and innovations such as its ongoing roll-out of prefabricated service cupboards, incorporating all essential mechanical and electrical plant and equipment and dramatically reducing installation time, safety risks and costs on residential projects across London.

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He added: “A major strong point is the strength and innovation of our products and the success of the ‘cupboards’, on the King’s Cross projects and current works at One Bank Street with Canary Wharf Contractors, shows that standardised high-end products are critical.

“We will continue to build on the quality of our work and the upskilling of our team. Our dream is to realise, alongside our clients, the true time and cost benefits of early offsite involvement on projects designed and built with high-end standardised prefabrication at their heart; true component-led design.”

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