Miller Construction have chosen Vaughan Engineering as their M&E partner for the new £50m Inverness College project.
With a services value in excess of £8.7m, Inverness is the first further education college to use the Non Profit Distributing finance model.
Miller, as a 50% co–investor in the scheme, will construct and then maintain the facility for the next 25 years.
VEL will be responsible for designing and installing the M&E Building Services along with KJ Tait Engineers.
This challenging, prestigious contract is due to commence later this year.
The official re–opening of Edinburgh’s 5 Star Sheraton Grand Hotel took place on the 19th April 2012, after 2 years of extensive refurbishment – all of it involving Vaughan Engineering.
Vaughan Engineering successfully completed three separate phases associated with the overall refurbishment of the hotel, comprising;
• Refurbishment of 256 guest rooms, completed in July 2010
• Upgrading of the hotel’s HVAC plant, completed in February 2011, during the worst winter in living memory, awarded on the strength of our performance in the guest rooms
• Public Areas refurbishment, handed over in phases from November 2011 to February 2012, in time for the RBS 6 Nations match with England, whose team traditionally occupy the hotel when in Edinburgh
Vaughan’s success in the Hotel sector continues with the award of the Marriott Courtyard in Aberdeen. The prototype hotel project involves the construction of a new 194 bedroom six storey building due for completion in February 2013. This award by Morgan Sindall extends our relationship with them on the back of projects in the North of England.
Vaughan has been awarded the electrical system refurbishment contract at Riverside Primary School in Stirling. The refurbishment of the existing building consists of one and two Storey buildings and a family room. Existing services will be removed and replaced with a new installation system consisting of Small Power, Fire & Security alarm, IT Infrastructure, Lighting and Lightning Protection systems. The refurbishment commenced in June, with works planned for completion on the children’s return after summer break.
Vaughan are pleased to continue our recent involvement in the banking sector with the completion of a further seven Lloyds/HBOS Branch refurbishments. This follows on the back of our participation on the Llyods refurbishment programme in 2011.
Vaughan Engineering has been awarded a multimillion mechanical and electrical contract to refurbish 26 – 31 Charlotte Square. The project which is listed under the Unesco World heritage scheme consists of 6 town houses which will be split into individual office space and a 3 level new build extension.
Following the successful completion of the Dormie Club House at Gleneagles Golf Resort, Vaughan Engineering Scotland are proud to announce the award of a significant contract, by Ogilvie Construction, to install mechanical & electrical services within the new clubhouse at prestigious Renaissance Golf Club.
“Vaughan Engineering has recently renewed their accreditation from SAFE Contractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.
The company’s continued accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business for Health and Safety management.”
We have recently completed our annual external review of our business systems including quality, environmental, health & safety and sustainability by Achilles and have renewed our 5 star status within the Building Confidence Scheme The scheme allows existing and new clients the facility to examine our credentials online.
Office developments are a rare breed in today’s market, so we are particularly pleased to have been awarded the 1st floor refurbishment of the mechanical and electrical services within this 7 storey Grade B listed building. Our experience of working within listed buildings will come to good use as we prepare to carry out the works.
We are pleased to continue our association with this 5 star premier hotel. Following the recently completed project to refurbish the 5th floor we are now working with Thomas Johnstone to carry out the Design and Installation of the Mechanical and Electrical systems within refurbished Spa area.
The show goes on with the award of the Electrical and Mechanical Services associated with the New Rehearsal Space for the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Having carried out the original installation in 1994 we are returning almost twenty years later as part of the construction team led by Ogilvie Construction Ltd to build a new 4 storey extension forming the additional rehearsal space.
Vaughan are delighted to be involved with Graham Construction in a new build shared education campus at Port Glasgow.
Probably the largest school of its kind in the West of Scotland, this Project includes an assisted support need school alongside a mixed denomination High School. In support of Inverclyde Council’s commitment to sustainability, Vaughan will be installing several technologies. Biomass Boilers, Photo Voltage, Solar Panels, Heat Recovery, Wind Catchers plus other energy saving initiatives. Working in association with Buro Happold, Vaughan will be developing the design of the Building Services.
Having secured the order for the M&E services installation at Maplewood Primary School, VEL Newcastle were keen to modularise the corridor distribution heating and plumbing services pipework, along with the electrical basket containment, to minimise on–site installation time and to reduce the likelihood of theft.
The services pipework had to meet the requirement of Sunderland City Council, which necessitated the installation of BS 1387 screwed steel tube and fittings for heating distribution and soldered copper tube and fittings for plumbing distribution pipework.
The modules were designed to carry the services within the constraints of a 64m long corridor ceiling void, from which it was necessary to co–ordinate services branches to each adjoining room or space.
Mocked up module sections were manufactured in Broxburn, to an agreed, co–ordinated design, before committing to full assembly and construction. All 12 modules, carrying 360m of pressure tested, insulated and labelled pipework and 144m of cable support basket, were completed, ready for shipping to site, within 9 days of commencement and 11 days later the final module was hoisted into position, complete.
We secured the M&E installation contract with Gilbert Ash to rebuild the new 3–storey £12million Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. This iconic building will house a 400–seater theatre, rehearsal spaces, expanded backstage area, dedicated space for the Everyman Youth Theatre and community groups, a mix of studios, production workshops, changing facilities, administration, offices, technical storage space, front of house, foyer and public areas, cafe, bistro and bar facilities. The new Theatre is due to open its doors in late 2013.
The Everyman Theatre is being constructed by the same team as worked on Grand Opera House and the Lyric Theatre.
M&E Services Package: £2million
The Belfast Boys Model project has won the overall CEF/Specify Construction Excellence Award for 2011, through Farrans Construction.
The Lyric Theatre project was also awarded a special Commendation through Gilbert Ash, for winning the Social/Community Construction Award and being scored so close to the overall winner.
Kier North East have favoured Vaughan Newcastle with the order to install M&E services to the new Firearms Training Facility for Northumbria Police, which comprises a new build firearms training facility with office accommodation for the Firearms Support Unit.
Vaughan Newcastle have been awarded the contract to install the mechanical and electrical services at Newcastle University’s amazing new Sixth Form College, which will provide a world–class learning environment for GCSE, A Level, AS Level and International Baccalaureate students.
The 11,000 square metre building will be the first dedicated Sixth Form College in the city and will provide state–of–the–art facilities for 16–18 year olds across the region with specialised facilities in class rooms, plus performance studios and laboratories. At the heart of the building there will be an open–plan, light and airy social space with a bistro serving drinks and snacks. The M&E contract is being carried out on behalf of Bam Services for Bam Construction.
Vaughan Scotland are pleased to have been engaged to design and install the M&E services for the £15 million transformation of Dundee’s Tay Hotel, a listed city centre landmark, into a new 91 bedroom Malmaison Hotel, which is due to open in May 2013.
The project, being undertaken for Main Contractors, Interserve, adds to our expanding portfolio of hotel refurbishment experience, which includes Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand and Caledonian Hotels.
Vaughan in Scotland are pleased to announce the award of the mechanical and electrical installation contract at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, by Main Contractors, Graham Construction.
The centre, which will be based at Edinburgh University, seeks to become a leader in creating and sustaining a low carbon economy. Research into climate change and the development of low–carbon products and services will be carried out at the new base, due to open in 2013. Harley Haddow are the M&E Consulting Engineers
Vaughan are returning to the Centre, Livingston’s Retail Hub, after 15 years to replace air handling units originally installed by us.
Representing Vaughan First Project win with Land Securities, this £0.5m project is of particular importance. As principal contractor, Vaughan will be working closely with the Centres Management and the Blackwood Partnership in delivering improved ventilation environments within this regionally important retail facility.
We successfully completed the £19M (4,300m2) redevelopment of the prestigious new Lyric Theatre in Belfast. This project with Gilbert–Ash commenced during September 2009 and opened on time in May 2011. The new facilities will include a 394 seat main auditorium, 150 seat studio theatre, rehearsal room, dressing rooms, extensive riverfront foyers and bar, technical facilities and office accommodation.
M&E Services package £2,400,000
Following standardisation of CPD’s Health and Safety assessment procedure, Vaughan successfully attained ‘CoPE’ H&S accreditation from CPD during early January. This award demonstrates our continuing excellence, competence and resourcing through the management of our Health & Safety policy in compliance with CDM regulations and relevant industry guidance. CoPE (Centre of Procurement Expertise involved in construction) is a recognised certificate from the following bodies…Central Procurement Directorate; Health Estates Investment Group; Education and Library Boards; Translink; Northern Ireland Water; Roads Service and Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
Vaughan Engineering Services Ltd have recently completed the Electrical services sub–contract through Felix O’Hare for the redevelopment and fit out of Church House in Belfast. The Presbyterian Church of Ireland’s ‘ Church House’ is a three–storey Grade A listed building originally constructed in 1905, being one of Belfast’s best known buildings.
Electrical Services package £1 million
Vaughan Engineering Services Ltd were awarded the M&E services sub–contract, through Tracey Brothers, to carry out extensive refurbishment of this B1 listed building in providing teaching, seminar and syndicate rooms for executive education. The project also included a new building for teaching facilities, lecture theatres, computer rooms, academic and administration offices, architecturally keeping in theme with the traditional listed building. This project for Queen’s University Belfast commenced in May 2010 and finished in June 2011.
M&E Services package £2,500,000
Vaughan Engineering Services Ltd has secured the M&E services work packages with Farrans Construction on this £21million urban regeneration infrastructure project, providing shared space for the East Belfast community. Commissioned by East Belfast Mission and funded by the European Union’s Peace III Programme, the International Fund for Ireland, the East Belfast Methodist Mission, and the Department for Social Development, this urban village regeneration which has been on site since November 2010, features social housing, affordable housing, retail, commercial space, community facilities, a day nursery, church worship facility and a cafe. The project is programmed for completion during July 2012.
M&E Services package £5,500,000
Vaughan Engineering Services Ltd is delighted to have secured the M&E services, through Gilbert Ash, for the new visitor centre at The Giant’s Causeway world heritage site. The 1,815 sq m building has been designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, with M&E Consultants Bennett Robertson, and is a single storey earth defended structure with facilities comprising retail, catering, tourist information, interpretation and exhibition space, restrooms and staff accommodation. This prestigious project for The National Trust began during January 2011 with an 18 month programme to completion.
M&E Services package £1,400,000
As a business we understand the need to adapt to the changing requirements of our customers and look for alternative methods of installing M&E services within modern complex buildings. Our customers expect us to do more than standard installation work and look to us to provide them with options. We look to provide programme flexibility and wherever practicable, our teams should be looking to drive out cost for the mutual benefit of our customers and ourselves. Indeed, the real rewards for our engineers are in seeing their cost saving ideas implemented in a transparent and non-adversarial environment. Safe sites, cost effective projects and repeat business are all invaluable benefits of our Innovations programme.
At Vaughan Engineering, we have set up an Innovations Forum to explore alternative installation methods, encourage new ideas and share best practice within the business and with our customers and our supply chain. Project Manager, Brian McFarlane, who heads up our Innovations Forum says,” There will always be a place for tried and trusted methods but engineering has always been about innovation and new ideas. Having a forum to explore new methods and a business culture which promotes initiative, means that we can always come up with alternatives which benefit our projects.”
Works began in August 2009 with McLaughlin & Harvey to build a new 12-storey Critical Care Hospital unit. This world class facility will have an Accident & Emergency Department, Operating Theatre suites, 40 bed Regional Intensive Care Unit with specialised simultaneous source protection rooms, medical records, a new Education Centre, burns department, Gynaecological theatres and wards. The new centre will provide critical care cover for the whole of Northern Ireland through the Belfast Trust.
Phase 2B works are taking place on an existing hospital site, adjacent to the recently completed 7 storey ‘A’ block building and the old A&E department.
Design is being carried out through RPS Gregory and White Young Green. Works are expected to complete during 2012.