High Tech Industrial

Case Study

High Tech Industrial

Hitachi Rail

  • CONTRACTOR: Willmott Dixon
  • PROJECT VALUE: £1.1m M&E
Hitachi Rail
Hitachi Rail

Project Overview

Refurbishment of two existing buildings to convert into a welding and painting facility for Hitachi Rail. Our works included the installation of compressed air and argon systems, BMS, containment, power, switchgear, and the fire alarm system. The project was successfully delivered during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Approach

From the outset we collaboratively worked with the client to fully understand and meet their requirements for the project. Critical to the project’s success was our relationship with the main contractor and our early programming and re-engineering works which help to identify potential challenges and implement effective solutions, such as the elimination of steel saving both cost and time providing more efficiency in installing our services.

Result

The project was successfully delivered on time, on budget and with no defects. Through early engagement we were able to reduce working at height by 1,200 hours. We were also able to modify the cabling methodology, increasing safety by design.

The use of the Imtech Way was received extremely positively by the client and demonstrated clear benefits during the project including reducing the amount of waste generated and an increase in productivity. It also led to very open and honest communication between all stakeholders.

The team received multiple client safety and quality Awards throughout the project.

Retail Fulfilment Centre, iPort Doncaster

  • CONTRACTOR: Buckingham Group
  • PROJECT VALUE: £10.3m M&E
Retail Fulfilment Centre, iPort Doncaster
Retail Fulfilment Centre, iPort Doncaster
Retail Fulfilment Centre, iPort Doncaster

Project Overview

iPort Doncaster is a 500 acre Strategic Intermodal Logistics Park of Grade A Warehousing and a 35 acre Euro Gauge Freight Terminal. The development provides a 1,020,000 sq ft fulfilment centre for a well-known online retailer, which comprises 54,000 sq ft offices and staff quarters and 7,000 sq ft drivers welfare facility. Imtech were appointed to provide mechanical, electrical and public health service installations to serve the 1,100,000 sq ft office and warehouse spaces.

Approach

In order to ensure the defined phases of the project were delivered on time and with early access the Imtech team strategically utilised a variety of off-site pre-fabricated solutions.

These solutions included packaged plant rooms, modularised M&E installations for office areas, packaged external chilled water pump housings which in turn included power and lighting and modular air handling units with fully integrated controls.

Result

The facility successfully achieved a BREEAM rating of Very Good.

Client Quote

“Imtech were very proactive with regards to unique thinking.”

Dave Mills, Buckingham Group’s M&E Manager

National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

  • CONTRACTOR: Morrison Construction (Galliford Try)
  • PROJECT VALUE: £9m M&E
National Manufacturing Institute Scotland
National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Project Overview

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire. It is operated by the University of Strathclyde and supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council and Renfrewshire Council.

As the HQ of the NMIS, the new building will house a fully digitalised factory of the future, skills academy and collaboration hub that will bring manufacturers together to work on the development of innovative new manufacturing technologies and products. It will support manufacturing and engineering firms of all sizes and from all sectors across the country, and internationally, to innovate and grow their businesses in the global market.

Approach

We have been engaged to undertake the mechanical and electrical installation of the new building. Working closely with the main contractor Morrison Construction, the MEP designer and the client Renfrewshire Council, the team will ensure that the mechanical and electrical services are procured, installed and completed to budget, meeting the planned build programme.

Result

By using innovative technologies and materials that have been, or can be, remanufactured and reused, we are working collaboratively with Morrison Construction towards ensuring the building will be awarded BREEAM ‘outstanding’ for sustainability – the highest accolade for sustainability in UK construction.

Construction is currently underway on site with the project due to be completed in 2022.

Client Quote

“It’s fantastic to see our new digital factory coming to life and really taking shape as construction on the new NMIS HQ continues at a great pace. It’s been a difficult year for the manufacturing sector but we are feeling optimistic about the future and the continued support that we can provide across the NMIS group with de-risking innovation and boosting the skills of the manufacturing workforce of today and tomorrow.”

Sarah Jardine, Chief Operating Officer, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

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