Following its appointment in 2019, to design and install a full range of building services on the Carnegie School of Sport, SES has handed over its latest higher education contract.

As one of the largest providers of sport in UK higher education, the Carnegie School of Sport will allow the university to unite its specialised teaching and research laboratories as well as deliver a hub for elite athletes and sports and industry partners.

The building also includes hypoxic chambers, a health and wellbeing studio, an indoor 60m sprint track for performance training and analysis, nutrition laboratories, and an enhanced strength and conditioning space as well as changing and recovery facilities.

SES’ successful appointment to the scheme was, in part, down to their experience of working in tandem with main contractors during the bidding stages and its BIM Level 2 capabilities.  This was further supported by SES clearly setting out its strategy for project delivery as well as developing designs for the full range of building services it would install ahead of arrival on site.

Speaking about the completion of this latest higher education sector contract, SES’ business director North and Scotland, Steve Joyce, said:

“To be involved with such an innovative building as the Carnegie School of Sport further cements our excellent working relationship with Galliford Try on major higher education contracts of this type. The project also allowed us to demonstrate the real benefits of our early engagement to best effect and we are delighted to have made a significant contribution to this state-of-the-art building for Leeds Beckett University.”


Steve Joyce
Business Director North & Scotland, SES Engineering Services

Galliford Try’s project director, Sean Sweet, added:

“Completion of the Carnegie School of Sport adds further to our successful track record of delivering innovative buildings in the higher education sector. This would not be achievable were it not for our ability to bring together such a formidable and highly experienced team of project partners, to work with us to execute logistically challenging schemes.

“Furthermore, we are delighted to be able to support Leeds Beckett University to deliver its vision for creating world-class facilities for its undergraduates, post graduate and research programmes and the elite athletes who tap into its performance expertise.”


Sean Sweet
Project Director, Galliford Try