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Tuesday, August 12, 2023

SES announce project win at Middlesbrough's DigitalCity

Mechanical and electrical (M&E;) contractor, SES(Shepherd Engineering Services) has announced a major project win for its north east office.

SES has been appointed as M&E; contractor on the 10 million Boho One, the first building to be constructed in the innovative Boho Zone, the digital media, digital technologies and creative industries quarter of Middlesbrough's DigitalCity.

Boho One will provide 30,000sqft of innovative, high specification accommodation. This will include air conditioned units ranging in size from 375 to 2,150 sq ft, internal and external networking spaces, open wi-fi in public areas, ultra high speed communications - occupiers will enjoy unrivalled connection and download speeds - and private multi-media meeting rooms as well as parking.

In addition to these facilities, Boho One has been designed to be environmentally friendly and is expected to gain a BREEAM rating of Excellent achievable by the inclusion of sophisticated building management systems; use of borehole technology to recover ground heat and wind turbines to generate electricity, as well as solar shading to assist with maintaining ambient room temperatures.

SES will be responsible for the installation of all M&E; and electrical services. Speaking about this latest contract win, operations director Steve Joyce, said;

"SES is delighted to be appointed to such an innovative project as the construction of Boho One. Past experience on similar award-winning schemes such as the Devonshire Building for Newcastle University, will be applied to this project because of its similarities.

"We have worked very closely with the client to provide value engineering solutions to ensure they were able to have a building to suit their needs and that of the end of user. We are able to do this because we approach each project on an individual basis which allows us to develop bespoke systems. This can often mean modifying designs to meet budgets or timescales but this is always done without compromising the quality or timely delivery of the project."

Talking about this latest stage in the development of Boho One, director of DigitalCity Business, Mark Elliott added: "The development of the Boho Zone will raise the bar in the type of accommodation available in Tees Valley and will support the development of digital businesses. We have now reached an exciting stage in the proceedings as we prepare to start in earnest for construction of Boho One.

The main funders for this project are One Northeast and Tees Valley Regeneration via Single Programme; ERDF funding via GONE; and Middlesbrough Council.

The main contractor is HBG construction and the M&E; services commence in August this year of this year.