SES top of the class with £10m Midlothian school M&E contracts

Newbattle High School - Teaching Block - Kern Fitzpatrick - 3 March 2017
Newbattle High School

Engineering specialist SES Engineering Services has secured two mechanical and engineering (M&E) contracts worth approximately £10 million to deliver two new schools and community centres.

Continuing its well-established relationships with main contractor Morrison Construction and end-client Midlothian Council, SES will deliver full M&E services for both the Loanhead Centre in Loanhead and the Newbattle Community Campus in Dalkeith, the latter of which is being delivered through the council’s development partner hub South East Scotland.

The landmark Newbattle Community Campus project includes a community centre, sports hall and swimming pool, providing much needed facilities and space for the local community. The £34m campus is due to be opened in spring/summer 2018 and the new secondary school will house around 1,200 students.

The Loanhead Centre will be part of a £15.4m community facility featuring a leisure centre, library and health centre in the heart of the town, a new state-of-the-art primary school which is a replacement and an enlargement of the existing Paradykes Primary School, currently located across the road from the site.

These wins represent a major milestone for SES’ Scottish operation and is testament to the company’s reputation for delivering innovative, cost and time saving offsite manufacturing solutions to a number of education and public sector projects.

SES’ dedicated offsite manufacturing facility, Prism, which provides an innovative alternative to labour-intensive, time consuming on-site production and assembly will be used on the projects, with 177 prefabricated modules set to be installed on site.

Recent projects for the firm include Edinburgh University’s £25m project to establish a world-leading Data Technology Institute and the Queensferry Crossing, the new replacement road bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland’s largest infrastructure investment in a generation.

Colin Walker, SES’ business director Scotland and major projects, said: “The successful collaboration between Morrison Construction and SES was vital to secure this second project for Midlothian Council, which is striving to improve and expand community facilities in the area.

“This continued partnership will greatly contribute to the goal of achieving project completion and delivering stand-out new schools and community centres for the people of Loanhead and Dalkeith.

“These projects represent two of a number of public sector and education projects that we are currently working on in Scotland as we expand our operations here and we are proud to be making a difference delivering buildings that will have a real impact on people’s lives.”

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