Leading national engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has added to its growing portfolio of build to rent schemes, announcing a recent contract win with main contractor, Sir Robert McAlpine, on a £42m mixed-use private rental scheme in Leeds.
On this latest contract win for the Yorkshire office, SES has been appointed to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing design and installation services on Mustard Wharf, currently under construction for developer, Legal and General.
Designed by Leeds-based architect, Enjoy Design, the impressive 8,640 sqm build to rent scheme, located at Granary Wharf, an established retail, leisure and residential area in the city, is set out across three multi-storey buildings. It will create 247 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with communal areas, a gym and covered parking spaces.
In addition to the apartments, the development will also feature retail and leisure units at ground floor level.
To overcome the challenges associated with working in close proximity to an established residential and commercial area, SES will work to its tried and tested ‘room in a box’ strategy whilst utilising Prism, SES’ bespoke offsite manufacturing facility to prefabricate plant room equipment and a portion of the building services, ahead of arrival on site.
This approach will also have a positive impact on waste reduction and build programming, where SES’ role is expected to take 70 weeks to complete.
Speaking about its involvement in a key scheme for Leeds, SES’ Business Director North and Scotland, Steve Joyce, said:
“SES is well-versed in delivering major residential schemes of this calibre, including both student and build to rent accommodation across Yorkshire and elsewhere in the UK. I believe it is this experience that makes us best placed to work hand in hand with Sir Robert McAlpine and the wider design team on the design and construction of Mustard Wharf.
“We pride ourselves on creating energy conscious spaces and delivering innovative building services design and installations that as a minimum, we match but more often exceed, client expectations.”
SES’ presence can be felt on other major projects under construction in Leeds including a new Creative Arts building and the Carnegie Teaching and Research building on campus for Leeds Beckett University.