Featured Contractor: Kershaw Mechanical Services
Kershaw Mechanical Services is a leading M&E services contractor offering full contract management, design, fabrication, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance solutions across all sectors. Their in-house mechanical and electrical design service includes BIM facilities with COBie data and FM hand over capabilities, as well as an impressive ventilation and prefabrication workshop.
Kershaw Mechanical Services is based in Cambridge and takes great pride in the fact that their portfolio of clients includes many repeat business contracts.
“It has been refreshing working with the Kershaw Team on the project, we have noted the proactive and positive attitude we have experienced with you on our projects through your collaborative ethos and engagement with our BIMXtra Platform”
BIM Coordinator, Kier Construction
Reliability at all levels
Kershaw Mechanical Services’ BIM and offsite ductwork facilities sets them apart from the competition. Offering a design to fabrication service allows faster scheduling and response to design changes. As result, their clients’ benefit from tighter control on quality, cost and programme.
Investing in the latest BIM technologies ensures they can support the BIM process through to stage 5, including using 3D models on-site with BIM 360 applications. Full clash detection in accurate real-world BIM models supports the fabrication process ensuring:
- Cost effective Design
- Lower Manufacturing costs
- Less material waste (On Site & Workshops)
- Very few co-ordination issues arising late on in the project
- Faster installation on site
- Easier to program site works
In House Delivery
Kershaw Mechanical Services’ workforce is directly employed, providing consistently high levels of service, both for repeat business and for new clients. Supporting a variety of apprenticeship schemes ensures that the team is highly trained and able to apply the wide range of skills demanded by the construction industry. As a result, Kershaw Mechanical Services has an acknowledged reputation in the industry for delivering full turnkey contracts, to specified deadlines, however tight, without sacrificing quality.
Charter School, East Dulwich
Kershaw Mechanical Services have recently been awarded the full Mechanical and Electrical building services installation for the new development of Charter School, East Dulwich. The development comprises of several new school buildings plus the refurbishment of an existing NHS site. Phase one is focused on two new buildings, including a 5 storey teaching block to the north of the site and a 3 storey building, which will contain a dining hall, gymnasium, activity studio and changing facilities to the west of the site. Appointed by lead contractors Kier Construction, the M&E elements to be installed by the Kershaw team include above ground drainage and internal rainwater systems, hot and cold domestic water systems as well as natural gas for the boilers and science labs. A mixture of Mechanical and Natural ventilation systems will be installed throughout the buildings and a Trend building management system will be installed throughout. The project is to be carried out to full BIM level 2.
Overall, the opportunity marks a significant step in delivering a great new school for East Dulwich and the surrounding communities. Phase one is due to be completed in September 2018.
Building 60, University of East Anglia
Designed by FBM Architects, Building 60, will provide a key teaching and learning space to support the growing numbers of students. With general teaching spaces and labs in the same building, it will encourage cross-departmental integration and knowledge-share. Appointed by lead contractors R G Carter, Kershaw Mechanical Services will be responsible for the mechanical and electrical installation for the new building. As part of the project, the existing district heating main, which was installed by Kershaw Mechanical Services during the construction of the Thomas Paine Study Centre, is being extended to Building 60, enabling the future connection of other buildings along the route to the system and take advantage of a highly efficient and sustainable source of heating and hot water. Work on Building 60 is due to be completed December 2019.
Scania (GB) Limited
The new Scania (GB) Limited’s Head Quarter offices based in Milton Keynes has been designed by GDM architects and will replace the existing Scania office building. Appointed by lead contractor Kier Construction Eastern, Kershaw Mechanical Services will deliver the full Mechanical and Electrical installation for the 5700m2, three storey building. The development is due for completion in spring 2019.
University of Bedfordshire – STEM Building
University of Bedfordshire is investing in a brand-new, state-of-the-art £40m STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) building. Located in the centre of Luton, the building will allow the university to offer a wide range of new science courses and will also include a new Science and Engineering Outreach Centre, promoting the value of science and engineering to local schools and the wider Bedfordshire community. Appointed by main contractor R G Carter, Kershaw Mechanical Services will be providing a full mechanical and electrical installation for the 6000m2 four-storey building. Work started on the build in 2017 and is due to open in September 2019.
Thanks to Ian Greenstock and Lynette Penney from Kershaw Mechanical Services for providing information for this profile.
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