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Wates moves offsite manufacturing to new Coventry facility

27 Sep 2019

Wates moves offsite manufacturing to new Coventry facility

Wates’ M&E arm SES Engineering is to move its offsite manufacturing operations to a brand new Coventry facility called Prism next month.

The company said the move from its Prism facility in York was as a result of “strong growth” for the business in providing prefabricated mechanical and electrical (M&E) works to buildings, including a state-of-the-art aseptic manufacturing facility for global pharmaceutical company, GSK.

The new Prism in Coventry will manufacture and assemble M&E products including 2D & 3D multi-service modules, plant skids, multi-service risers and sectional plantrooms. It will cover a 68,000 sq ft area, compared to the York plant's 42,000 sq ft.

Jason Knights, managing director, SES Engineering Services, said: “Our Prism arm has been a real growth driver for our business, with clients keen to take advantage of offsite capabilities to speed up delivery of their projects. This expansion reflects the industry shift towards prefabrication, as well as the success of SES as a whole.”

Lewis Jones, general manager, Prism Offsite Manufacturing, said: “We’re incredibly proud of SES’ long and established history in producing innovative MEP offsite solutions in our Prism factory and the engineering heritage we offer – including the availability of high-quality, skilled people in Coventry who will help take our growth and delivery to the next level.

“This is particularly important as the demand for offsite solutions on MEP projects continues to rise across the country, which is why we are focused on improving efficiencies that will continue to benefit the construction industry as a whole.

“By using BIM and prefabrication, we can drastically improve project efficiency, working with the main contractors to co-ordinate on design and detect issues at an early stage, requiring fewer redraws, snags and defects on site.”

Article & image source: Construction Manager

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