NG Bailey secures £9.2 million library contract at University of Birmingham

NG Bailey’s Engineering division has secured a £9.2 million mechanical & electrical (M&E) contract as part of the £42 million University of Birmingham New Library redevelopment.

Working collaboratively with main contractor, Carillion, the company’s M&E offering will include the installation and new build design of the library, which will cover six storeys over a 16,000 sq.m floor area.

The project – which is due for completion in September 2016 – will also provide the University with a gallery space in which they can showcase research outcomes to the local community.. The building is being designed in such a way that it will provide a more efficient use of space, energy and resource for staff, students and researchers..

Commenting on the win, Mike Darlington, managing director for NG Bailey’s Engineering division, said:

“This is a great win for us and demonstrates the strength of our offering. We have over 40 years’ experience working in Birmingham, so this is testament to our long-term success in the midlands region.”

“We carried out all the building modelling and as a result, were able to understand, influence and control the design parameters, helping to provide a more intelligent building.”

Students will benefit from a variety of learning spaces and flexible, technology-rich training rooms where they can receive academic skills support offered by library services staff.

NG Bailey is the UK’s leading independent engineering, IT and facilities services business with a deserved reputation for excellence. NG Bailey offers integration from the outset of a project, from planning and design through the supply chain, to off-site manufacture, installation and maintenance.