Allied London and its construction partner Lendlease have picked Briggs & Forrester, HE Simm, NG Bailey, and SES Engineering Services to deliver a £100m M&E package at St John’s in Manchester.
The four subcontractors will work with Lendlease to deliver the £1.25bn neighbourhood, which includes more than 600,000 sq ft of office space, including a 220,000 sq ft campus for Booking.com, and has been backed by funder Aviva.
However, a 54-storey mixed residential and commercial tower was scrapped earlier this month by the developer, after it confirmed it would be revisiting the masterplan to scale down its residential ambitions. Two private-rented residential towers, Nickel and Dime, are said to be proceeding as planned despite the rethink.
The four M&E companies join a wide-ranging professional team working across the neighbourhood including planner Deloitte, structural engineer Curtins, acoustic consultant Sandy Brown, M&E consultant Crookes Walker, and several architects including Levitt Bernstein, Denton Corker Marshall, SimpsonHaugh, and Chapman Taylor.
The M&E companies will work alongside Lendlease, which is currently proceeding with site clearance and enabling works. The construction programme for the neighbourhood is expected to last for around six years.
All four M&E contractors will focus on what Allied London says is a “collective approach to BIM and design” across the site, while off-site methodologies and techniques will also be used on St John’s.