333 multi-service

modules installed

32,000 hours

taken off site

14,000m of

pipework installed


M&E value

Handed over by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister, Theresa May in June 2018, the DNRC will be operated by the Ministry of Defence when it opens later this year.

The DNRC is an investment in the future of clinical rehabilitation in the UK for military personnel and will bring wholesale improvements in rehabilitative care.

The DNRC is a 48,000m² rehabilitation facility made up of 23 separate buildings served from an energy centre which utilises low carbon technologies such as PV and CHP.

The project involves highly complex site logistics, based around the refurbishment of the Grade II* listed Stanford Hall. It also lies in registered parkland where there are numerous restrictions and planning conditions that must be adhered to. This requires a managed and considerate approach to the installation of new M&E services.

SES was appointed to provide full M&E services to deliver the £300m purpose-built, state-of-the-art clinical facility at the Stanford Hall estate near Loughborough, providing bespoke solutions to a variety of specific treatment facilities such as upper and lower limb gyms and prosthetic workshop. The prosthetic workshop will be a world-class facility leading prosthetic research and manufacture.

By using Prism, SES’ dedicated offsite manufacturing facility extensively on this project they have been able to move a major amount of activity off site providing significant time and cost savings and creating a safer working environment. Prism has provided energy centre plant skids, energy transfer stations and large multi-disciplinary service modules.

SES has worked with the Career Transition Partnership, which helps to resettle ex-military personnel into new employment roles, to provide employment opportunities to former servicemen and women during the project.

The construction of the centre is being funded by charitable donations and the intention is that this brand new facility will replace Headley Court in Surrey, which is dated and outgrown.