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Briggs & Forrester successfully delivered the 10,000 square meter facility with office accommodation for GKN Aerospace. The leading Global Technology Centre has over 300 skilled engineers working towards greener aviation and is at the forefront of technology development for the next generation of energy efficient aircrafts.
The project created a collaborative space for research and development with universities, the UK’s CATAPULT network and GKN Aerospace’s UK supply chain. Engineering Services were contracted to complete the fit out of the workshop area to RIBA Stage 3 and were responsible for heating & cooling distribution system, ventilation systems, LV distribution, process gases, including compressed air, argon & vacuum, fire detection, CCTV & access control and data.
We have a fully integrated design and build capability across the group, including 3D coordination and Building Information Modelling. By developing the design and being fully involved in the early stages of a project, we can provide timely design solutions and verification.
The group provides a range of specialist skills encompassing engineering, design, installation, and maintenance. The combined experience, knowledge and expertise of all five divisions enables the group to develop and implement fully-integrated solutions for some of the most complex and demanding mechanical, electrical and public health engineering installations.
We guarantee a smooth handover transition with the project team remaining the main point of contact, the development of commissioning and training plan and regular visits from our team in the months after practical completion.
Working at height was a challenge on this project. To ensure high standards of health & safety were met Engineering Services worked collaboratively integrating with the main contractors programme. Engineering Services also got involved early in the design process in order to support early procurement of long lead equipment attributing to the success of keeping the project on programme without any delays.
Briggs & Forrester worked with Rydon to ensure the programme was property managed, their attention to detail was excellent. There was a real team approach to Health & Safety and waste management and the commissioning team were visible and integral to the successful completion of the project. I would recommend Briggs & Forrester without hesitation.