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Snowdon Challenge July 2018

Snowdon Challenge July 2018

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Donating the complete Electrical Installation

Donating the complete Electrical Installation

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Claire House Children's Hospice in Liverpool has been transformed on some of its grounds into a series of themed Den's through the Children's BBC (CBBC) programme The Dengineers. We are immensely proud to have been fortunate to be involved by donating the complete supply and installation of all the Electrical Services required to this amazing and thoroughly exciting project on our doorstep.

The themes range from Fairground to Disco and the Den's also have their very own Wheelchair Accessible Zip Wire.

This truly is a playground like no other allowing all the children at the Hospice to play and have access to all the Den's.

Claire House Children’s Hospice helps seriously and terminally ill children live life...

First Street - Plot 5 - Manchester

First Street - Plot 5 - Manchester

Thursday, March 10, 2016

We are celebrating the news of our appointment by Carillion to undertake the complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Design and Installation of all services to the next phase of Ask Real Estates Grade A office building on their First Street Development in Manchester. The seven storey fully Air Conditioned building, designed by Fletcher Priest Architects and Cundall Mechanical and Electrical Consultants will have 157,000 sqft of office space and 14,000 sqft of retail units.

Gazprom - the global Energy company have agreed to take the 5th and 6th floors and our works will encompass their specific fit out requirements.

Our appointment includes for our full design and we will undertake full BIM Modelling...

Holiday Inn Express - Trafford Park

Holiday Inn Express - Trafford Park

Thursday, October 08, 2015
Low Carbon Energy Assessor Accreditation

Low Carbon Energy Assessor Accreditation

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Phil Godfrey is now an Accredited Low Carbon Energy Assessor in all Levels Performance Certificates after working very hard indeed to achieve this qualification. The examinations that were sat at CIBSE Headquarters in London were the IES Virtual Environmental Software and then Phil had to undertake further examinations which he sat in Manchester to attain the Energy Performance Certificates and Low Carbon Consultant Design training.

This is tremendous news for Phil and us as a business as this accreditation allows us to undertake complex energy analysis in the design development of our projects in-house.

We are very proud indeed of Phil's achievement here and adds to the fantastic work Phil has been undertaking...

Willmott Dixon - Best Supply Chain Partner

Willmott Dixon - Best Supply Chain Partner

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It has been celebration time here at A&B as for the second year in a row we have been voted Willmott Dixons Northern Region Supply Chain Partner 2015 at a recent awards event at Haydock Park Race course. The Northern region covers all areas from Manchester to Leeds and up to Newcastle and therefore given this vast area and the sheer number of suppliers that are part of Willmott Dixon's supply chain then it truly is a very special award indeed and one that we are all extremely proud of . It recognises the efforts and hard work that is undertaken on a daily basis by all our people, in all disciplines, in all departments and all our fully...

Phase I Handover a Piece of Cake ..

Phase I Handover a Piece of Cake ..

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Phase one handover of this £ 35 Million construction project has been achieved and some could say " It was a piece of cake " as Kevin Sykes found who was the Project Director for the scheme and also the Chef who made this very artistic cake as a celebration for the team on its achievement. In truth it was not as easy as this would suggest. It was a very difficult project with extensive services being installed and with an overall tight programme to be achieved. So to get this stage handed over was a testament to all our people of all disciplines working hand in hand with BAM Construction...

Stockport Exchange Hotel and Office Block

Stockport Exchange Hotel and Office Block

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Stockport Exchange is a flagship development which will include a 115 bed hotel and 50,000 sq ft five storey office building with ground floor retail space and a new public space. This project by Muse Developments in partnership with Stockport Council will bring new jobs and opportunities for local residents and businesses in the area.We are delighted at the appointment by Eric Wright Construction for us to design and install the complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services, which will include :

External Electrics, Gas and Water, Power Distribution, Sub-metering, Lightning Protection, Internal and External Lighting, Lighting Controls, Lightening Protection, Fire Alarms, Intruder Alarms, CCTV, Access Control, Fire Detection, VRF Heating and Cooling,...

Manchester Business School

Manchester Business School

Thursday, July 16, 2015

We are about to commence our operations on site on this fantastic project at Manchester Business School for Bruntwood Developments. The project includes the complete design and installation of all the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Services on both the 19 storey building which will be two Hotels and the Executive Education Centre. The EEC will provide a new home for the business schools corporate leadership and management programmes.

The hotel will provide a perfect location for all the business school visitors being located in the heart of Manchester. The landmark development designed by Architects BDP and Leach Rhodes Walker will provide high end accommodation. Both Crown Plaza (210 Rooms) and Staybridge...

Premier Inn Media City Manchester

Premier Inn Media City Manchester

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The appointment by Bowmer and Kirkland for us to Design and Install the complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services will be our first project working together and one that is hugely exciting for us all. The project will have a total of 112nr Hotel Bedrooms on floors 7 to 10 whilst floors 1 to 6 will comprise of office accommodation. The ground floor will accommodate the Media Hub together with Hotel entrance, lobby, and reception together with restaurant and kitchens too. The Media Hub is expected to be an attractive resource for business users and the local economy and will include hosting work stations, meetings and conference events....

Morgan Sindall Project Pluto Awards

Morgan Sindall Project Pluto Awards

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It was another proud day for our team on Project Pluto as we were awarded " Best Internal Works Contractor " by Morgan Sindall at an awards ceremony on site recently. It was particularly special for Elliott Griffiths and Alan Murphy who were both presented with awards in recognition of their efforts and for that they were nominated as " Best Site Supervisors ". These awards are very well received by us all at A&B as it demonstrates an appreciation of the efforts of our whole team, by so many, in making this project the success that it has been. Well done Elliott and Alan and indeed the many people ...

Tower Wharf - Wirral Waters

Tower Wharf - Wirral Waters

Thursday, March 19, 2015

We are over the moon with the appointment by Eric Wright Construction for us to Design and Install the complete Mechanical and Electrical Services to this brand new four storey office block in Wirral Enterprise Zone. The 48,000 sq ft development is tremendous news for us as a business and with it being on our doorstep we have the opportunity to deploy many of our direct employed workforce on this site as well as the opportunity for our supply chain that allows us to achieve the required local spend. Services we will design and install include:

External Lighting, Main Switchgear, Internal Lighting, Power Distribution, Induction Loops, Fire Alarms, Disabled Refuge, Voice and...

Rhyl High School - North Wales

Rhyl High School - North Wales

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Rhyl and District Intermediate High School was founded in 1894. In 1901 the school was relocated to Grange Road and became Rhyl County School. It subsequently became Rhyl Grammar School after the war and finally was re-named as Rhyl High School. Now a £ 25 Million new school is underway and we have been appointed by Willmott Dixon to undertake the Design and Installation of the complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services. This state-of-the-art facility will accommodate 1200 pupils as well as providing a base for Ysgol Tir Morfa which is a Community Special School which caters for pupils with a range of additional learning needs.

We have committed...

Oldham Leisure Centre

Oldham Leisure Centre

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We are delighted at the appointment by Willmott Dixon for us to design and install the complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services to this brand new £ 15 Million flagship Leisure Centre in Oldham. The development will include a Swimming Pool, Learner Pool, Fitness Studio, Changing Facilities, Cafe, eight court Sports Hall, Sauna, Steam Room, 250 Spectator Seating Gallery, Spinning Studio and a Four-Rink Indoor Bowls Hall.

As with our current project underway with Willmott Dixon at Oldham College it gives us an opportunity to deploy a number of our workforce who reside in Oldham. It also allows us to fulfill our commitments to create fully indentured Apprenticeships locally that adds to...

Works underway at St Hildas

Works underway at St Hildas

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

St Hilda's Church of England High School was established in 1894 and is a State School for girls aged 11 to 18 but will be a mixed school for girls and boys when it moves to this new building later in 2015. The new £ 16 Million five storey new build complex will include state-of-the-art facilities including a new Sports Hall and two outdoor Sports Areas. Working with Mouchel Consultants we will design and install the complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services, including :

Underfloor Heating including Screed and Insulation, Kitchen Ventilation, Supply and Extract Ventilation, Natural Gas, Natural Ventilation Systems, Sprinkler System, Fire Fighting, Sanitary and Above Ground Drainage, Building Management...

Exellence Award

Exellence Award

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

At the recent LABC Building Excellence Awards at the Reebok Stadium De Vere Whites Hotel ( Another one of our previous Projects), we are proud to be part of the team that won the Best Education Building for Stanley Special School in Pensby Wirral.

We were appointed to design and install the complete Mechanical and Electrical Services Installation and is a further testament to our Design Team together with our Operational Team of Engineers, Plumbers, Fitters and Electricians. Also with our numerous Apprentices we deployed on this scheme and our dedicated supply chain partners.

Working alongside Wates Construction and all the team to help deliver this award winning building was a pleasure to...

Sub Contractor of The Year

Sub Contractor of The Year

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It was another very proud day to be a awarded Willmott Dixon's Regional Sub Contractor of the Year 2014 at the recent Supply Chain Conference & Awards including best site supervisor, where Stuart Hebblethwaite was a nominee for his endeavours on the Kings Road School Project and we were also nominee for the Pre- Construction Award together with a similar close call for the Contractor most committed to Training and Development.

However, it was the final Sub Contractor of the year award that we managed to land and this was a huge achievement for all of us at A&B together with our Supply Chain that equally helped us to achieve this status....

Summer Signings

Summer Signings

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Eight New Apprentices Have been Recruited over the summer at A&B. Whilst we have as a company, always trained apprentices ( Many of the Directors, Managers, Engineers and all the Operational Team have started their working life with the company) this fresh intake pushed the total numbers of Craft and Technical Apprentices to 36nr. The new Apprentices will work alongside our team on some of the fantastic schemes we are involved with, throughout the North West and nationally and in particularly in Liverpool and Merseyside. We are recruiting further for projects in Oldham and North Wales and we have been encouraged by Liverpool Council and Liverpool in Work...

Perfect Delivery

Perfect Delivery

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The confirmation that the recent project at Liverpool Science Park achieved the status of Perfect Delivery ( Which Morgan Sindall's continuous improvement strategy) is great news for us at A&B Engineering. As a business we will now be promoted to strategic Partner which is the highest status we can achieve as a supply chain partner. This promotion to Strategic Partner has been given in part due to the fact we have been involved with four schemes that have all been fortunate to achieve Perfect Delivery.

We recently completed the Design and Installation of the Mechanical and Electrical Services including:

Sanitary Fittings, Rainwater Installation, Drainage and Laboratory Drainage, Hot and Cold Water, Natural Gas,...

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Spuds Are Rolling

Spuds Are Rolling

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Spuds are rolling in with the appointment by Lend Lease for us to provide the complete Mechanical and Electrical services to this once moth balled residential block. it is our first time we have worked together with lend lease and we hope it is the start of a long lasting and fruitful relationship.

There will be 102 Apartments, with a mix of one and two bedroom, all of which will be fully fitted out. There is a basement car park with Ventilation, Drainage and Lighting, together with communal areas throughout.

Whole House ventilation, Hot and Cold water services,Dry Riser Installation, Car Park Ventilation, Sanitary, Fittings, Above Ground Drainage, General Power, Fire Alarm,TV...

Jan the Champ

Jan the Champ

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

At the recent Sporting Speaker of the Year held at Chester Racecourse our staff and guests enjoyed a fantastic day and night out with the superb entertainment listening to celebrity speakers Jan Molby, Steve Davis and Gareth Chilcott.

The event sponsored by A&B Engineering was a huge success and was won on he day by Jan Molby, who just pipped Steve Davis and Gareth Chilcott.

It had to be said the three guest speakers were all amazing and were all great company who were comfortable and gave so much time talking and mixing with all the guests and they helped make it a day to remember...hic!!

Embracing BIM

Embracing BIM

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Stephen Burns has recently joined our team and he is a perfect addition to the company. Steve will work within the Design Department and brings with him specialist skills that will enhance our BIM Modelling Capacity.

Whilst we have considerable experiences in 3D Modelling on previous schemes, we feel with greater number of projects we are working on requiring BIM, we needed to invest in updated software, licences and computers and Steve's appointment is helping push us on in this area.

Welcome on board Steve.

Matts Back

Matts Back

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A&B are delighted to announce that Matt Borlase has signed back in at A&B. Its been 12 years since Matt left the company and he has been busy working on numerous schemes around the country. Its a big success that Matt has chosen to return and given the wealth of experience he has picked up on then this is a huge appointment for the company.

Matt will work within the Electrical Contracting Department, working within the team to enhance all our operations and help deliver some of the fantastic projects we have secured.

Welcome back Matt.

A&B "Take Off"

A&B "Take Off"

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Flying high at A&B with the appointment of a £3.6 Million Mechanical and Electrical package to be supplied and delivered over an 18 week programme.

Airbus at Broughton Chester is a huge success for manufacturing in the region and as a national treasure and we are justifiably proud to be working for such a world famous organisation.we plan to deliver, with our emphasis on safety, quality, reliability and to deliver the whole scheme in the short programme period. We will install the following service :

Helium and Lab Gases, Compressed Air, Sprinkler Installation, Internal Gas, Building Management Systems, VRF Air Conditioning, Ventilation Systems, Hot and Cold Water, Public Health, Sanitary Fittings, Air Curtains, LV Distribution, General...

"De Feet" of the Desert

"De Feet" of the Desert

Friday, August 23, 2013

Marathon Des Sables is ranked by many as the toughest foot race on earth. It's the equivalent of running five and a half marathons in five or six days in temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Andy Stanley and his friends completed this as part of their year long fund raising events named " The Toughest Year Yet " and Andy has so far raised almost £ 6,000.00 in this year alone in aid of the Claire House Children's Hospice

You can donate to this fantastic charity through Andy's Just Giving Fund Raising at :

www.justgiving.com/TheToughestYearYet

A Big congratulations to Andy and his friends

Eureka !

Eureka !

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The appointment by Morgan Sindall for us to design and install the complete Mechanical and Electrical services is just the tonic !

Innovation Centre 3 (IC3) is a new four storey state-of-the-art building that will provide flexible office space, fully serviced biology and chemistry laboratories, meeting rooms and under croft car parking.

Sanitary Fittings, Rainwater Installation, Drainage and Laboratory Drainage, Hot and Cold Water, Natural Gas, Heating, Ventilation, Fume Extract, Comfort Cooling, Building Management Systems, LV Distribution,General and Emergency Lighting, Radio, TV, CCTV, Access Control, Security, Fire Detection and Alarm, Lightning Protection and Structured Cabling.

It is another success building on other awards that allows us to deploy a number of our directly employed...

Liverpool School Success

Liverpool School Success

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The recent appointment by Willmott Dixon Construction for us to carry out the Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Services on this new School for Notre Dame Catholic College, is a perfect order for all our team here at A&B. It allows us to deploy a great number of our work force, the majority of who all reside in Liverpool, on this scheme for the duration. It also allows us to continue with our long standing policy of recruitment and training of apprentices in both craft and technical fields and some of whom will be employed on this project through to completion.

The £ 3.9 Million M&E Contract fits in to our business plan for 2013 perfectly ( see Current Projects for further...

Supply Chain Awards

Supply Chain Awards

Friday, March 09, 2012

It was another very proud day for the A&B Team at the recently completed Stockbridge Village School and Leisure Centre. The scheme was £ 3 Million M&E package that we completed working with Morgan Sindall.

Pictured here is Ray Clarke who received the award from Morgan Sindall for the " Best Site Supervisor " whilst we also received a further award for " Supply Chain Partner most committed to the Spirit of Perfect Delivery "

We are all extremely honoured and proud to receive these awards and appreciative of all the hard work put in by the whole team here at A&B

Supply Chain Awards Winners

Supply Chain Awards Winners

Thursday, March 08, 2012

A&B are delighted to have been named as " Regional Contractor of the Year " by BAM Construction.

At a recent awards dinner held at Worsley Park Merriott Hotel and Country Club, Kevin Sykes, Director at A&B, received the award on behalf of the company, from Steve Byrne, BAM Northwest Regional Director. In addition to this, Dave Peacock, Site Manager at A&B also received an award in respect to his Perormance as Sub-Contract Manager. Having been at A&B for many years and having served his apprenticeship with the Company, this was not Dave's first award of this nature, nor indeed his last. Dave is very well respected throughout A&B and very much...

Works Get Underway at United

Works Get Underway at United

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Works have commenced at our £ 1.5 Million Mechanical and Electrical contract at Manchester United's Carrington Training Ground. Whilst we have worked at this famous centre on previous occasions, this is our first time in many years that we have worked with Eric Wright Construction. We hope this is the start of a long and lasting working relationship.

Our works involve various installations of Mechanical and Electrical to Entrance Lodge, Visitors Centre, Sponsors Viewing, 1st Team Training, Car Park and to Caged Pitches.

It is a fantatstic scheme, designed by Hannan Associates with whom we have enjoyed many years of working together.

The scheme is due for completion later this year.