GBE Converge have recently commenced work at the new Henry Royce Institute at the University of Manchester, having been appointed by Main Contractor Laing O’ Rourke. The 46 metre high-building, a prominent new landmark on the Manchester skyline, will provide 16,000 sqm of collaborative space for academic research and industrial collaboration, accelerating the innovation of new materials and technologies.
GBE Converge are designing, installing and commissioning the Fire Detection and Alarm systems with partners Fire Class, the Emergency Voice Communications with Baldwin Boxall, CCTV with Axis and Milestone and the Intruder Detection system with Honeywell.
GBE Converge are scheduled to complete their work in December 2019 shortly before the building becomes fully operational.
Andy Westgarth, GBE Converge’s Business Development Manager commented “It’s tremendous for us to have been selected to work on such a significant project for the University and Manchester, our team are hugely excited about being part of a high-quality building that champions innovation and excellence.”
The building has been designed by architects NBBJ with a project team led by Arcadis, the main contractor is Laing O’Rourke, structural engineer Ramboll and building services engineer ARUP.