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Student schemes boost HE Simm

3 Sep 12 Merseyside-based HE Simm has won four contracts for its student accommodation division.

Ocon's Crown Place project in Liverpool
Ocon's Crown Place project in Liverpool

The contracts, for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) work on student housing schemes in London, Leeds, Liverpool and Oxford, are together worth more than £13m.

In London, HE Simm will deliver the MEP works for Downing Construction at Portal Way, North Acton. The accommodation encompasses 80,000sq ft and 184 studio rooms. HE Simm will deliver mechanical, electrical and public health services including ventilation, fan coil units, drainage, power, lighting, security and fire systems. Works begin in October 2012.

Ocon Construction has appointed HE Simm as MEP contractor on its student accommodation development at Crown Place, University Of Liverpool. The scheme, the second phase that HE Simm has worked on, will provide 1259 student bedrooms by July 2014.

Pochin Construction has appointed HE Simm to undertake the MEP works involved in the re-modeling of the Leodis 3 student accommodation in Leeds. The 311-room scheme will be completed by August 2013. This includes the refurbishment and renewing of mechanical, electrical and public health services including drainage, power, and lighting.

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HE Simm has been appointed by Multibuild to deliver the MEP specification on a 112-bedroom student accommodation scheme at Cowley Road, Oxford. The company will deliver the mechanical, electrical and public health services, including ventilation, drainage, power, lighting, security and fire systems. Work will begin in October 2012.

Managing director Gareth Simm said: “Our commitment to deliver on time, on budget and beyond expectation means we have built very successful partnerships with major national contractors and developers across the UK.

“This, together with our reputation for outstanding and innovative health and safety practice, means we enjoy a near 100% ratio of repeat business. The schemes in London and Oxford are a welcome opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with Downing and Multibuild.

“The Leeds scheme gives us a welcome opportunity to begin what I am confident will be a successful and enduring relationship with Pochin Construction. It will also further enhance our portfolio of residential accommodation in the Leeds area.”

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