NG Bailey works on ‘new breed’ of service stations

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YORKSHIRE-based NG Bailey has completed a £2.4m project on the first of a “new breed” of motorway service stations.

Working in partnership with main contractor, Buckingham Group Contracting, the Ilkley-based engineering, IT and facilities services company secured a design and build contract for all mechanical, electrical and power work at the flagship “green” £40m Gloucester Services.

The service station has Cotswold stone walls, a grass roof and will eventually include a lake and beehives, so honey can be produced on site.

The project used the expertise of NG Bailey’s engineering and IT services divisions, working in tandem with its dedicated offsite manufacturing facility in Bradford. NG Bailey was responsible for the installation of all the heating and ventilation systems, along with fire alarms, CCTV and data systems.

As a result, the client, Gloucester Gateway, was able to move into the facility before the project was completed.

David Thomas, operations director for NG Bailey’s engineering division, said: “The opening of Gloucester services heralds the start of a new era for the UK motorway network and the millions of drivers who use it every year.

“The unique building shape and size made the co-ordination and installation of services more difficult than usual, yet our team rose to the challenge.

“We are delighted to play such an important role in its creation and we are now looking to extend the concept further by working on the southbound service station, due to open in summer next year.”

In August, NG Bailey revealed it planned to create jobs after a “positive year” in which the construction sector’s prospects started to look brighter. It employs around 800 staff in Yorkshire.