Kershaw Mechanical adds to its Education Portfolio with Latest Contract Award.

November 22 2017

Kershaw Mechanical Services are delighted to have been chosen as the Mechanical and Electrical contractor for the brand-new, state-of-the-art £40m STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) building for the University of Bedfordshire.

Awarded the contract by main contractor R G Carter, Kershaw will be providing a full mechanical and electrical installation for the four-storey building, which will be based at the university’s Luton Campus. 

The mechanical elements of the installation include gas fired boilers, an air source heat pump and chillers serving a four pipe fan coil unit heating and cooling system throughout the 6000m2 building. A mechanical ventilation system including roof mounted air handling units and ductwork and specialist systems such as medical gasses, fume extract from fume cupboards will be supplied and installed by Kershaw Mechanical Services. The installation will also include a rainwater harvesting system and purified water systems.

In addition Kershaw Mechanical will be responsible for the full electrical installation including all power, lighting, data, fire alarm, photovoltaic array system and security.

Jonathan Barratt, Kershaw Mechanical Services said, “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide full mechanical and electrical services to this state-of-the-art building. To be a part of something that will enhance the provision of sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics within the local community is fantastic,” he continued. “We have vast experience of working within the education sector, and this type of building matches our technical expertise perfectly.”

Located on Park Street in the centre of Luton, the building will allow the university to offer a wide range of new science courses and will also include a new Science and Engineering Outreach Centre – promoting the value of science and engineering to local schools and the wider Bedfordshire community.

Work started on the build earlier this year and is due to open in September 2019.