Science Technology Engineering and Maths Building (STEM)

This project involved the construction of a new 4,200 sq metre extension to the STEM building for University of Derby.

The specific elements of the mechanical and electrical services for this project included:

  • Modifications to the existing LV panels to enable the addition of the new building feeds completed around a live University campus with ‘out of hours shut downs’
  • Modification to the existing back up generator
  • Full black building testing
  • Modifications to the existing heating district heating systems in order to pick up feeds for the new building
  • Upgraded gas supply

Project Overview

  • Client: University Of Derby
  • Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon
  • Client M&E Services Designer: Couchperrywilkes
  • Design and Build M&E Contractor – TClarke
  • Project Duration: 32 Weeks M&E installation
  • Project Value: £11m
  • M&E Package Value: £3m

Aura’s Role

Aura Technical Services were employed by Willmott Dixon to manage their Mechanical and Electrical contractor TClarke. We were employed from the pre-construction stage through to the commissioning and client training stage.

Detailed responsibilities included:

  • Coordination and management of the extensive out of hours works
  • Production of the Building User Guides
  • Production of the End User Guide
  • Production of the Building Log Book
  • Management of the detailed testing and commissioning procedures
  • Coordination and management of the security integration with the existing site wide systems
  • Coordination and management of the upgraded gas infrastructure
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