Awards – BIM Initiative of the Year
RICS 2016 Awards
Stephenson Quarter is a mixed-use development in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne which will create 2,000 jobs and add £100m per annum to the regional economy.
The ten acre Stephenson Quarter site, adjacent to Newcastle Central Station, features fine contemporary architecture alongside restored listed buildings, with a 250-bed 4* Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3,000sqm office block, restaurants, public open spaces and car parking.
Delivery of the first phase of this landmark £200m master plan to transform Newcastle’s historic Stephenson Quarter in the city centre was an extremely rewarding experience for SES Engineering Services (SES).
Careful co-ordination of the complex M&E services to this major regeneration which included a 250-bed 4* Crowne Plaza hotel and a multi-storey car park with an office block where utilising the integrated BIM and prefabrication facility, Prism were vital components of the Stephenson Quarter scheme to overcome issues and to foresee potential challenges before they arose, in order to successfully tailor the approach required.
Together the teams delivered a series of innovative offsite solutions which significantly reduced costs as well as creating a safer working environment on the project, which saw a close collaboration with principal contractor Galliford Try and developer Clouston Group.
Commenting on the project, Michelle Percy, Commercial Director, Clouston Group and Managing Director, Stephenson Hotel Ltd said:
“We are delighted that we have reached completion of phase 1 of Stephenson Quarter, where we have had to overcome a number of complex challenges but working with a highly experienced team has enabled completion to happen as programmed. We are now enjoying being open for business having created a new and valuable gateway site for the city of Newcastle.”
Other Case Studies
Hitachi Rail Europe
SES Engineering Services was appointed in November 2013 to design, build and fit out a brand new Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, UK for Hitachi Rail Europe.
May 2016 saw SES Engineering Services complete a £7.4m mechanical and electrical (M&E) contract to deliver a new flagship building for bet365 – the world’s largest online gambling company.
Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
September 2015 saw the official launch of the £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Darlington which is developed and managed by the Centre for Process Innovation.