SES Engineering Services will work closely with main contractor Carillion on Phase Two of Vision Tameside – a scheme to create an innovative, advanced skills and joint public services centre for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC) and Tameside College and its partners respectively.

Constructed to replace the council’s former building, the contemporary four-storey ‘V’ shaped building, sensitively designed to sit alongside both the listed Ashton Town Hall and old Water Board offices, will create 15,150sqm of mixed-use accommodation. This will include 6,000sqm office and administration space for TMBC, 7,000sqm of education space for Tameside College to cater for its wide range of vocational subjects and 1,150sqm of retail space, which will be occupied by growing family and home value store, Wilko.

Whilst TMBC’s new joint public service centre will be approximately half the size of the existing council offices, it has been designed to meet BREEAM ‘Very Good’ and will create a more cost-effective and customer friendly building, which will greatly reduce running costs and provide easier access to services for the local community.

Under the 44-week contract, SES will deliver a full mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) package to include the installation of VRF (Variant Refrigerant Flow) heating and cooling systems, building management systems, rainwater and drainage systems and power distribution as well as specialist systems to support Tameside College’s specific learning space requirements as well as the needs of a major retailer.

SES has been involved with the project since 2015 when it was appointed to isolate and separate existing building services to allow for the demolition of an existing building, while maintaining the smooth running of the remaining listed Town Hall. Speaking about making a welcome return to the site, Steve Joyce, Business Director North and Scotland, SES said:

“Following our initial involvement in the Vision Tameside project in 2015, I’m pleased that we have secured our place on the more detailed Phase Two.

“I believe our extensive knowledge and experience of working at BIM Level 2 and our ability to work effectively with a number of stakeholders and their professional teams to tight deadlines were influencing factors in the decision to appoint SES. Additionally, with the fact that we are a local company which uses the local supply chain at every opportunity reflects TMBC’s ongoing commitment to work with local businesses.”

Steve Joyce
Business Director North and Scotland, SES

On this latest project SES’ project partners include Ryder Architecture; civil and structural design consultants, TPS Consult and MEP consultancy, Hannan Associates which has been novated to SES to complete the design process.

This latest win marks the third major contract SES’ North West office has picked up in the past three months as demand for its innovative MEP design and installation services continues to grow in the region.