SES to provide mechanical and electrical services for Godiva Place in UK


Wates Construction subsidiary SES Engineering Services has won a contract to provide mechanical and electrical (M&E) services for the Godiva Place student accommodation project in Coventry, England.

The deal will see the company design and deliver full M&E services for Coventry University's five new residential towers via its offshore Prism manufacturing facility.

Services specified in the agreement include lift safety, security, heating, ventilation, drainage and energy efficient lighting and control.

SES will work with the project's main contractor Galliford Try for the duration of the £9.2m deal.

The £47.5m Godiva Place development will be owned by Regents once completed, and will be able to accommodate more than 750 students.

"The building will transform a brownfield site into a landscaped area, with 76 cluster flats and 99 studio apartments for higher education students."

The building will transform a brownfield site into a landscaped area, with 76 cluster flats and 99 studio apartments for higher education students attending the university.

SES Engineering Services executive business director David Mason said: “As a specialist in both offsite manufacture and the student accommodation sector, we are pleased to be able to bring our skills and expertise to work with Galliford Try on this landmark project in Coventry.

“Coventry is the birthplace of the British motor industry and the historical heart of UK manufacturing, with Coventry University internationally recognised as a centre for engineering education excellence.”

Wates Construction also started work on Farnborough International’s new Exhibition and Conference Centre in Hampshire, UK last month.