Partnering for a seventh time in recent years with main contractor, Willmott Dixon, SES has been appointed to provide a full range of MEP services on the state-of-the-art three-storey building for Humberside Police.

Designed by architect Bond Bryan, the new 9,500sqm development currently under construction, is located next to the force’s existing facility at Melton West Business Park.

This latest facility, which represents significant investment in serving the needs of Humberside’s local community, will create high quality office accommodation for more than 500 force employees, in a number of specialist units.

As MEP partner on the project, SES has supported the project team through the design phase. Additionally, the contractor has applied its extensive experience of similar schemes to create detailed co-ordination of all building services to BIM Level 2.

There has been a particular focus on the services necessary to support the services within the building, including complex fire detection and suppression systems to safeguard specialist installations, in the event of a fire.

The building’s energy strategy has adopted a lean-clean-green approach.  This means minimising energy demand through a high-performance envelope, utilising air-source heat pumps for space heating and hot water generation in conjunction with mechanical ventilation thermal heat recovery and a photovoltaic array.

The photovoltaic array alone is predicted to offset 18 tonnes of CO2 annually whilst demonstrating the buildings commitment to energy efficiency and carbon reduction.

Speaking about the contractor’s track record in the sector and this latest contract win, managing director, Steve Joyce said:

“Over the past five years SES and Willmott Dixon have developed a great relationship working seamlessly to successfully deliver seven state-of-the-art schemes for forces throughout the UK. I am delighted that we have this latest opportunity to create a new support building on behalf of Humberside Police.

“I’m confident that the project will benefit greatly from our combined experience and SES’ early contribution at the design stage, coupled with our offsite capabilities will greatly assist the build programme, saving many labour hours and reducing the scheme’s carbon footprint as well as minimising the risk of accidents while on site.”

Steve Joyce
Managing Director, SES Engineering Services

Commenting on behalf of Willmott Dixon, Anthony Dillon, managing director for the north, added:

“Willmott Dixon is extremely proud to be main contractor on such an important scheme and able to continue assisting Humberside Police to improve and update its estate, for the benefit of the local area and the wider community.  This latest facility will create both a fantastic working environment for the force’s staff from which they can serve the local community as well as a modern airy building accessible to the public.

“With our shared experience of working on this type of scheme SES will ensure that we deliver a building designed to meet the needs and growing demands of policing in the region for many years to come.”

Anthony Dillon
Managing Director for the North, Willmott Dixon

SES’ start on site is imminent and the contractor is expected to complete its programme of works in 36 weeks.

The Melton facility is being delivered under a joint venture between Humberside Police Force and Melton West landowners and developers Wykeland Group and is expected to complete in January 2022.