McGill were appointed by George Downing Construction Ltd under a Design & Build Contract to design and install the M&E Services to the new build student accommodation blocks at Beith Street, Glasgow consisting of blocks A1, A2 & B providing 703 beds, common rooms and a management suite.

We successfully completed the works in only 36 weeks with over 80 electricians, plumbers and heating engineers employed on site at the peak of the Contract.

We used our in-house design team to produce the design using REVIT MEP Software. This allowed us to fully coordinate the Services and to develop 3D Modelling for the Plant Room. The pipework for the Plant Room was fabricated off-site reducing the installation time and improving quality.

McGill Fire & Security were appointed to design, supply, install and commissioning all of the Fire & Security systems servings the 3 blocks.

LED luminaires were installed throughout the development as a measure to achieve the SBEM calculation for monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.

The M&E Work Package included specialist sub-contractors for systems including the Sprinkler, Television, ICT Installations

Key features

  • Revit 3D Modelling
  • Off-Site Fabrication
  • Smoke Ventilation Systems
  • Standby Generator
  • McGill Fire & Security installed the Fire & Security systems
  • Sprinkler Installation
  • ICT Installation
  • Centralised Energy Centre serving HIU’s
  • CHP
  • LED Luminaires
  • Whole house Ventilation systems
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Key Facts

Client: George Downing Construction Ltd
Contract Value: £4.7m
Principal Contractor: George Downing Construction Ltd
Consulting Engineer: McGill & Co Ltd
Project Duration: 36 weeks


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