Contract boost for engineers

Carl Turner, Project Manager for Shouksmiths in one of the plant rooms inside Moorfoot
Carl Turner, Project Manager for Shouksmiths in one of the plant rooms inside Moorfoot
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Building services engineers Shouksmiths has won a £2.5 million mechanical and electrical services contract from Sheffield construction group Henry Boot as part of the refurbishment of the Sheffield City Council-owned Moorfoot building.

Shouksmiths is working with Sheffield-based J P Glasby (Electrical) on the project which involves upgrading the majority of the 11 floors of the former Manpower Services Commission headquarters, which opened in 1981.

Sheffield City Council will begin moving staff into the building later this year, following the refurbishment, which is intended to extend the building’s life and make it as energy efficient as possible.

Shouksmiths will install new building management systems on all of the 11 floors, to ensure the existing heating can be controlled and managed as effectively as possible.

They will also install new switches, sockets and light fittings, refurbish toilet and kitchen areas, upgrade the reception area, and provide two new training areas.

Moorfoot’s ventilation systems will also be refurbished to provide maximum flexibility and efficiency.

Shouksmiths’ project manager, Carl Turner, said: “We are delighted to be working on the Moorfoot project and continuing our relationship with Henry Boot.

“While there are a number of technical and programming challenges, we are confident that the project will run smoothly.”