Leading national engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has been appointed by property developer Helical plc to deliver mechanical and electrical services to the last phase of its mixed-use development in central London, Barts Square.


The contract will see SES provide full mechanical and electrical (M&E) services across the scheme, including shell and core works and fit out of the development’s 91 high-end apartments across four blocks.


Offsite construction will be utilised to ensure the development is delivered efficiently, with SES’ dedicated manufacturing facility, Prism building 46 MEP cupboards for the apartments, saving around 3,680 man-hours on the project.


The contract marks the second project SES has won at the Barts Square regeneration – Helical’s redevelopment of land previously belonging to Bartholomew’s Hospital. SES recently completed a fit-out on Phase One of the scheme, delivering full M&E works to 144 luxury apartments using the same innovative offsite methods.


Construction has already begun on the last phase with the site expected to complete in early 2020.  David Jenkins, SES’ business director for London and South East, said: “This latest project win is testament to the strength of our service in delivering high-end residential projects, as demonstrated by our repeat work with Helical.


“Working in built-up locations brings additional time and site constraints, but prefabrication is a proven way to ensure efficiencies are found. We have extensive expertise in delivering bespoke modular M&E works for large schemes such as this; and finding new ways to use offsite manufacturing remains a key focus for our business.”


Barts Square is the latest win for SES in the capital, with the firm building a strong portfolio of complex commercial and residential projects. These include recent completions for Gasholders London and the Plimsoll Building at King’s Cross and Seymour Street in Marylebone.