One St Peter’s Square

SES Engineering Services

79 weeks



Delivering Key Elements

SES Engineering Services delivered a key element of Manchester City Council’s £185m transformation and redevelopment programme at One St Peter’s Square for Elisabeth House General Partner Limited (a joint venture partnership between Argent and the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund) which provides all the essential elements of an exceptional world-class building.

  • 13,000 Man hours saved
  • 268,000 sq ft Of Grade 'A' office space

The new building, along with Manchester City Council’s transformation and redevelopment of the Square, Library Walk, Central Library and The Town Hall extension, demonstrates the scale of the city’s ambition to transform its civic heart.

'Excellent' BREEAM

Against a backdrop of stiff competition

SES won a hard-fought bidding process in May 2012 to deliver a modular solution for the client. Working alongside main contractor Carillion, we completed the design and installation of all M&E works within the new building. Its tireless approach and use of its off-site manufacturing facility SES PRISM to deliver a series of innovative off-site solutions significantly reduced costs, labour hours spent on site and delivered a safer on-site working environment which resulted in direct work savings of 13,000 man hours.

The modular solutions delivered by SES have been a real success and show how the use of off-site can aid the overall construction process, helping to reduce waste, on-site man hours and the overall installation time.

John Currie Project Director, Carillion

The outcome

SES also used pioneering BIM2MOSAIC technology to maximise the benefits of the off-site project elements which were to be delivered. Smart thinking was apparent on this project; we introduced thin wall stainless steel in place of traditional carbon steel on all pipework with a diameter above 100mm. This innovation made the installation significantly lighter and cleaner, and reduced the amount of water treatment required.

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