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Downing puts more work Simm's way

30 Oct 13 Liverpool-based building services specialist HE Simm has booked £9.9m of repeat business with Downing Construction.

The Victoria Road project in Acton
The Victoria Road project in Acton

HE Simm has recently completed a student accommodation project in London with Downing, provideing mechanical, electrical and public health works for the £25m Victoria Road project in Acton, North London.

The new student accommodation projects include:

  • In Liverpool, the renovation of Scandinavian House to provide 241 beds and the new build three-storey Federation House with 90 studios.
  • Three blocks in Cambridge totalling 586 beds, with one energy centre serving all three blocks as well as solar PV and a 180kW CHP unit.
  • 58 clusters and 115 studios in Newcastle, including a 20kW CHP unit.
  • A 21-storey block in Leeds totalling 404 beds, including a 20kW CHP unit.

Work is expected to be complete on each project by the end of 2014.

HE Simm managing director Gareth Simm said: “We have an excellent relationship with Downing Construction, built on collaboration, quality and honesty. Downing Construction develops first class student accommodation and places real trust in HE Simm to meet their impeccable standards. These new projects will again enable us to demonstrate our ability to design and implement innovative and sustainable building solutions.”

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