SES appointed to install over 500 prefabricated service cupboards on landmark Canary Wharf residential projects

Leading national engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has won a multi-million pound contract to install 519 of its award-winning* prefabricated service cupboards on a dual residential scheme at the New District of Canary Wharf, at the 42-storey residential building, 10 Park Drive and a 14-storey private rental development.

SES has been appointed by Canary Wharf Contractors Limited and started work on site earlier this month.

Building on its extensive offsite manufacturing experience in the Southern region, SES is due to provide full mechanical and electrical (M&E) services, including the creation and installation of its service cupboards to 519 apartments.

SES will utilise its engineering expertise and dedicated offsite manufacturing facility, Prism, to design and deliver each of the cupboards which incorporate all essential mechanical and electrical plant and equipment.

The service cupboards include a heat interface unit, a heat recovery unit, cooling interface unit, underfloor heating manifolds, BT Home Hub and space for a washing machine.

By creating the cupboard modules offsite, SES has avoided multiple trades on site working in a congested area, along with the associated logistical and health and safety issues.

The win represents a major milestone for SES’ Southern operation and is testament to the company’s reputation for delivering innovative, cost and time saving offsite manufacturing solutions on logistically challenging city-centre projects.

SES was only last year awarded a major contract with Canary Wharf Contractors Limited to provide shell and core mechanical services across all 26 floors of the One Bank Street banking and office building.

David Jenkins, SES’ Regional Director South, commented:

“This project win demonstrates that SES is firmly considered as one of the most trusted M&E partners in the region.

“We’re proud to have been appointed once again by Canary Wharf Contractors Limited and are excited by the challenge of delivering our biggest ever order of prefabricated cupboards, an innovation borne from the factory floor of our Prism facility.

“Given the scale of this project, these two high-rise towers present another unique logistical challenge and are the perfect programme to harness SES’ offsite expertise.

“Our Prism facility is at the forefront of M&E installations, meaning we can offer the most effective solutions to even the most technically complex projects, adding real value to our clients so we’re delighted to be able to demonstrate this again on this scheme.”

Set to broaden and extend the Canary Wharf Estate, adding to its vibrancy and continually expanding cultural, community and commercial offer, the New District represents one of central London’s’ largest privately owned development sites extending to 22 acres.