Citylabs | Wates


SES Engineering Services

41 weeks


Manchester Science Partnerships

A new 100,000 sq ft bespoke-built biomedical centre.

Formerly the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Citylabs is the new 100,000 sq ft bespoke-built biomedical centre of excellence which is located on Oxford Road in Manchester, at the heart of Europe’s largest clinical and academic campus, made up of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester.

  • £5.6m M&E Value

The £5.6m SES Engineering Services (SES) contract included category A works to tenant areas and full category B fit out for a 60 bed medical research facility.

100,000 sq ft Bespoke-built biomedical centre of excellence

Off-site assembly delivers.

To deliver this prestigious project at the heart of Europe’s largest clinical and academic campus, a critical element of SES’ offering was the ability to deliver substantial time, labour and cost savings through its market-leading prefabrication arm, SES PRISM.

This new science and research hub in the heart of Manchester’s academic community is a significant advancement in the UK’s healthcare research and development sector. Not only will it provide a vibrant working space for users, it will enable tenants to remain at the forefront of biological innovation.

David Taylor Project Manager, Manchester Science Partnerships

The outcome

SES PRISM played an integral part in the delivery of this project using 1,650m of pipework and a further 300m of primary ductwork and insulation. We delivered a prefabricated building complete with services – a job that would normally take 14 weeks was finished in a single day.

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