The University of Cambridge appoints engineering services firm in £40m facilities project.
Shepherd Engineering Services (SES) has won a contract with the University of Cambridge (UOC) and its partner Morgan Sindall to deliver a range of mechanical and electrical services as part of the delivery of a £40 million chemical engineering and biotechnology facility (CEB).
The contract to provide engineering services includes: high efficiency specialist ventilation systems, laboratory gases, process cooling, steam, RO water, building & energy management systems, Photovoltaics, security and lighting services across the building’s laboratories and research facilities, lecture theatres and student resources.
The new laboratories will be of a standard best described as world class
Morgan Sindall area director Bob Ensch
The CEB building will become the focus for the university’s activities in sensors and diagnostics research as well as reaction engineering.
The engineering services work for the facility, which will house a wide range of biotech labs, cleanrooms, optics and imaging labs, a magnetic resonance research centre, materials and processes labs and an undergraduate teaching laboratory, begins this month with project completion set for Summer 2015.
SES’ London & South East regional director Tim Cunningham said: “The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology represents an exciting opportunity to create a leading research facility, the first of its kind, which will enable the University of Cambridge to bring together top scientific and entrepreneurial minds in a vibrant, creative environment.
Likewise, area director for Morgan Sindall Bob Ensch said: “As you would expect from the University of Cambridge, the new laboratories will be of a standard best described as world class.”