Our latest gain is an intelligent piece of business, which sees us designing and installing the mechanical, electrical and public services infrastructure for the University of Salford’s North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC), in a contract worth £1.1 Million, awarded by lead contractor, Morgan Sindall Construction.
The £16 million NERIC building is part of the £2.5 billion Crescent masterplan, a 240-acre major regeneration scheme being delivered by the University of Salford, Salford City Council and development partner, The English Cities Fund – a strategic joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England – aimed at driving economic and social prosperity for the whole of the city over the life of the 20-year programme, through the delivery of spaces where people can live, work, relax and innovate.
The contract will include power systems for the Centre’s robots, together with the full range of MEP services, including the installation of heating and cooling via air source heat pumps. A feature of the Centre is its industrial feel, with services exposed, which has placed strong emphasis on 3-D modelling to ensure that the functionality of services is matched by their aesthetic and architectural value to the overall design scheme.
Managing director, Robin Lawson, believes the contract is a showcase for the company’s design and modelling capabilities. He said: “This centre will provide 21st century technology and facilities for students and for the University’s industry partners. It will be a major asset to the North West, and we are relishing our role in its development, through our client, Morgan Sindall Construction.”
Shaun Jones, Greater Manchester area director, Morgan Sindall Construction said: “The NERIC is an inspiring project and is bringing together some of the most dynamic companies in order create the perfect environment for the University’s brightest minds to study, research and develop the new technologies that will improve the world around us. We’re thrilled to have Ameon on board and look forward to working with their brilliant team as the project moves towards completion.”