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Shepherd turns to Prism to speed King's Cross M&E subcontract

19 Aug 14 Carillion has brought in Shepherd Engineering Services (SES) as its M&E subcontractor on a £90m development in central London.

Artist's impression of the P1 Building at King’s Cross
Artist's impression of the P1 Building at King’s Cross

The P1 Building at King’s Cross will house 255 apartments across 10 floors as well as two new schools.

For its £13m subcontract, SES will make extensive use of its off-site manufacturing arm, Prism.

Every flat will have its own service cupboard that will be delivered to site ready-made. Each will incorporate mechanical and electrical plant and equipment including a heat interface unit, heat recovery unit, underfloor heating manifolds, consumer unit, BT Home Hub and space for a washing machine. 

This avoids having multiple trades working on top of each other on site. It is also expected to save 15,000 hours on site.

SES Prism has already delivered all the main service risers, covering seven riser shafts each extending more than 50m, with 3km of finished and tested pipework, ductwork and electrical containment.

SES regional director Tim Cunningham said: “A significant factor in the successful design, planning and procurement stages has been the open-plan offices and collaborative culture we share with Carillion, all contractors and our on-site operatives, design team and Prism. We are already seeing the benefit of this approach and are programming a significant reduction in the forecasted construction period as a result.”

Project completion is scheduled for autumn 2015.

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