Balfour Beatty Engineering Services To Begin Work at Glasgow Research Centre

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Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, is set to begin a £3.5 million Mechanical & Electrical services contract for the new £9 million Beatson Translational Research Centre in Glasgow.

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Leading mechanical and electrical contractor, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES), is set to begin a £3.5 million Mechanical & Electrical (M & E) services contract for the new £9 million Beatson Translational Research Centre (TRC) in Glasgow.

Being constructed by Mansell, a Balfour Beatty Company, for the University of Glasgow, the project will see the creation of the new four-storey research laboratory, office building and car parking facilities.

The project’s M&E services have been designed by mechanical and electrical building services engineers, KJ Tait. The M&E services which are being delivered by Mansell, incorporate a number of sustainable elements including high efficiency turbo chiller and air handling units with Econet heat recovery packages. To further minimise the environmental impact of the project, BBES has incorporated offsite manufacturing for the modular risers and the plant room.

Using the latest lean construction methods and off-site manufacturing techniques, BBES will prefabricate the modular risers and plant skids, before delivering to site ready for a faster, more efficient and safer installation. Manufactured by BBES at its Modular Systems + facility, this will allow site construction to run concurrently with manufacturing. As well as reducing working hours on site, including hot works and working at height, this approach will also reduce material waste whilst ensuring quality control through manufacture in a controlled environment.

Other M&E services that BBES will supply and install on site comprise full air conditioning, BMS controls, fume and MSC exhaust systems, RO water, medical gas systems, UPS and generator standby systems, small power and lighting systems.

Once complete, the project will form the final stage of Glasgow’s cancer care strategy alongside Beatson Oncology Centre and Beatson Institute for Cancer Research. It will specialise in research into the most common tumours that cause the most deaths in Glasgow, including endocrine, smoking-related and gastro-intestinal cancer.

The project further demonstrates BBES’ commitment to delivering sustainable projects in terms of efficient and low environmental impact delivery as well as the creation of low energy in use buildings.
Work on the Beatson Translational Research Centre is expected to be complete in summer 2012.

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Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES)
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services delivers unparalleled expert knowledge in mechanical and electrical engineering. As part of the Balfour Beatty Group and with revenues of £550 million and a workforce of 3,200 highly skilled and motivated people, we embrace the very latest technology to offer a unique blend of services from three specialist divisions: Building Services, Engineering Construction and Power, all supported by the resources of an international construction and engineering group.
Building Services focuses on providing outstanding UK-wide mechanical and electrical services in all construction sectors. From education and healthcare to industry and commerce, the division has a broad geographical spread and actively encourages the use of environmentally-efficient technology.
With offices throughout the UK, specialist modular systems manufacturing facilities and the resources of an international construction and engineering group behind them, the company, quite simply, has a single focus to offer a total service for all its customers.

Balfour Beatty Group - Sustainability Vision and Roadmap

The Balfour Beatty Group Sustainability Vision and Roadmap sees the incorporation of sustainability actions in three main areas; Profitable Markets, Healthy Communities and Environmental Limits.

The Balfour Beatty Group believe that these three interconnected spheres are connected and by undertaking a collective approach, the company’s sustainability objectives will be embedded throughout the business and beyond to customers, suppliers and stakeholders.


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