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NG Bailey appointed to work on Leeds Building Society’s new HQ

NG Bailey has been appointed by Graham Interiors to work in partnership on the interior fit-out at the Leeds Building Society’s new head office in Sovereign Street in Leeds city centre.

The independent engineering and services business has been awarded the contract, valued at £3.8 million, to provide full mechanical and electrical (M&E) and public health installation services as part of the overall £12 million refurbishment project.

NG Bailey will deliver lighting, power, security, data, fire alarms, ventilation, heating and cooling, drainage and domestic water services. Many of the installations will be manufactured by NG Bailey’s Offsite Manufacture team.

The building society is relocating its Leeds city centre headquarters to the building, which was formerly occupied by law firm Addleshaw Goddard. The move to its new home will enable Leeds Building Society to bring together more than 800 colleagues currently spread across three locations in one office to improve efficiency.

The refurbishment will create 120,000 sq ft of space encompassing executive suites and boardrooms, training facilities, meeting spaces, open plan office spaces, open plan atrium and café as well as basement parking.

Robert Hutchinson, Senior Project Manager in NG Bailey’s engineering division, said: “We pride ourselves on delivering engineering solutions which create practical and flexible spaces that are comfortable for the people using them as well as being easy to maintain. 

“The M&E and public health installations services we’re providing are fundamental to the future of this building and we’re looking forward to playing our role in helping to cement Leeds Building Society’s future in the heart of the city centre for many years to come.”

NG Bailey will have a team of around 25 working on site, including five apprentices, two building services engineering students and one graduate engineer. The team will be encouraged to use public transport to reduce congestion around the busy site.

The scheme is expected to be completed in September 2020.

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