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£20 million contract awarded to Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick for new Research and Innovation facility

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, a leading mechanical and electrical capability provider in the UK, has been awarded a contract valued in excess of £20 million by global engineering and construction company, M+W Group. The award will see Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick deliver the mechanical and electrical services for a new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical research and innovation facility being built in Hull.

Works are commencing this month and will include the installation of a new ventilation system, small power and lighting systems, fire and intruder alarms and a building management system.

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will utilise its technological expertise across the project, including the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques to optimise the design, construction and performance of the building and enable future maintenance to be engineered into the scheme. The company will also utilise its in-house modularisation capability for the bespoke design and off-site prefabrication of high-level multi-service modules, such as the roof top plant room, wiring, lighting and air handing plant.

Simon Lafferty, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick managing director said: “This facility will be a flagship building and will allow us to showcase our wide range of mechanical and electrical expertise, including our design team’s knowledge of hi-tech and process sectors. We have collaborated with M+W Group to produce a joint BIM strategy, as well as detailed programme and commissioning plans to facilitate their needs both in the construction phase and beyond.”

Research and Innovation facility

Image: Visualisation of the pharmaceutical research and innovation facility

With completion expected late next year, Balfour Beatty will employ a direct workforce of 175 at peak construction and offer four trade apprenticeships to further support Balfour Beatty’s commitment to The 5% Club, a UK employer-led initiative focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce.

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