Modular Designed Solutions

Delivering our expertise to all sectors of the industry

Residential
Aldgate Place London
Client: Imtech
Main Contractor: Barratt London

Offsite manufacturing techniques were essential for this project to be delivered within the extremely tight programme constraints. MSDL designed and produced 350 utility cupboards to the highest quality standards which exceeded the expectations of the client and end user.

Technical highlights

  • 350 Units consisting of a powder coated frame and fully in cased panels.
  • Ventaxia unit, SAV unit, under floor heating manifolds, associated pipe work.
  • Electrical Installation and wiring.


Residential
Trafalgar Place
Client: HE Simm
Main Contractor: Lend Lease
Service Consultant: Wallace Whittle

Trafalgar Place is a high-rise residential complex at the Elephant and Castle in the heart of London. MDSL were contracted to deliver 200 utility cupboards resulting in a higher quality product, cost-savings, and a shorter time scale.

Technical highlights

  • 200 Units consisting of a powder coated frame
  • Ventaxia unit, SAV unit, under floor heating manifolds, associated pipe work


Residential
Goodman's Fields, London
Client: Lorne Stewart Engineering
Main Contractor: Berkeley Homes
Service Consultant: WSP

Goodman's Fields is a truly unique mixed-use 7 acre development in the heart of the City and ideally located for Canary Wharf, The Docklands and The South Bank. MDSL were contracted to deliver 200 utility cupboards resulting in a higher quality product, cost-savings, and a shorter time scale.

Technical highlights

  • 200 Units consisting of a powder coated frame
  • Ventaxia unit, SAV unit, underfloor heating manifolds, associated pipe work


Residential
Nova 5, Victoria, London
Client: MACE MEP
Main Contractor: MACE


Nova 5 is a mixed use development of residential, commercial, retail, restaurant and eateries- five buildings within a pedestrianised, landscaped public space at the heart of London's prestigious West End. This fantastic development boasting 170 apartments of the highest specification; lies right next to Victoria station on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace, and at the centre of one of London's most prestigious neighbourhoods. MDSL delivered 200 utility cupboards resulting in a higher quality product, cost-savings, and a shorter time scale.

Technical highlights

  • 200 Units consisting of a powder coated frame,
  • Ventaxia unit, SAV unit, under floor heating manifolds, associated pipe work.
  • Electrical Installation and wiring.

Residential
South Bank Tower, London
Client: ESG
Main Contractor: MACE
Services Consultant: Wallace Whittle

South Bank Tower is a majestic architectural statement, built in the Modernist tradition of clean lines, unadorned finishes and light-flooded rooms. MDSL were contracted to design a utility cupboard of the highest quality finish capable of satisfying the needs of both the customer and the end user.

Technical highlights

  • 150 Pipe rack modules to fit into the cupboard units
  • 150 hot water cylinder Units consisting of a powder coated frame


Healthcare
Caerphilly District General Hospital, South Wales
Client: Lorne Stewart
Main Contractor: BAM
Services Consultant: Cundall
Quantity Surveyor: Lorne Stewart

MDSL has completed the full M&E packages for the 30,000 sqm Caerphilly District General Hospital located in South Wales.

MDSL's work included; custom designed 2-D and 3-D modules incorporating a wide range of services, including ventilation ductwork, heating, cooling and domestic water pipe work, electrical containment, sprinkler systems, medical gases and rainwater. Services are tested and insulated at works before despatch.

The modules werre produced in a variety of sizes to suit site conditions with the frames incorporating wheels for ease of handling both in the factory and on site. Riser modules incorporating all the services in the horizontal modules are designed and produced in sizes and lengths to suit the needs of individual sites.

Technical highlights

  • Fully serviced modules
  • Heating and cold water
  • Fully lagged and insulated
  • Containment fitted


Commercial
Salford Gateway
Client: Lorne Stewart Engineering
Main Contractor: BAM
Services Consultant: Cundall
Quantity Surveyor: Lorne Stewart Engineering

Salford Gateway is a high-rise complex in the centre of Manchester with an exceptional finish on the office complex and full co-operation between main contractor and offsite approach. Off site manufacturing was essential due to the constraints of the location.

Technical highlights

  • Multi service risers
  • Ventilation risers
  • Fully coordinated in sections
  • Fully lagged
  • Mechanical riser

Commercial
Hammersmith Grove, London
Client: Imtech
Main Contractor: Wates
Services Consultant: Cundall
Quantity Surveyor: Imtech

Hammersmith Grove is a High rise complex in London consisting of service risers. An exceptional finish on the office complex with full co-operation between main contractor and offsite approach, off site manufacturing was essential due to the constraints of the location.

This process ensures the offsite-fabricated services are coordinated with the traditional services to which they connect within the remainder of the building. The method of delivery and introduction of the offsite-fabricated product into the building forms an integral part of these early discussions.

Technical highlights

  • Multi service risers
  • Ventilation risers
  • Fully coordinated in sections
  • Fully lagged
  • Mechanical riser

Commercial
Sovereign Court, Hammersmith, London
Client: Imtech
Main Contractor: St George
Services Consultant: Crofton

MDSL completed the corridor modules for the office complex in Hammersmith London. Custom designed 3-D modules incorporated a wide range of services, heating, cooling, domestic water pipe work and electrical containment. Services were tested and insulated at our facility before delivery.

Modules were produced in a variety of sizes to suit site conditions with the frames incorporating wheels for ease of handling both at our facility and on site. The extremely tight programme, meant offsite manufacturing techniques for the corridor modules was essential.

Offsite fabrication provides a high quality completed product that can be programmed to achieve a critical delivery milestone within the building construction process. The offsite process is not weather dependent and utilises production techniques that are significantly faster than traditional on site methods. The reduced site installation times also permit shorter program periods to be achieved.

Technical highlights

  • Fully serviced modules
  • Heating and cold water
  • Fully lagged and insulated

Commercial
Snow Hill, Birmingham
Client: CA Sothers
Main Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Services Consultant: Cundall
Quantity Surveyor: CA Sothers

MDSL delivered the off site manufacturing for this prestigious office complex in the centre of Birmingham. Off site manufacturing was essential due to the constraints of the location.

Technical highlights

  • Multi service risers
  • Ventilation risers
  • Fully coordinated in sections
  • Fully lagged
  • Mechanical and electrical risers
  • Pipe in pipe on oil lines
  • Meshed flooring included



Commercial
Chancery Lane, London
Client: Emico
Main Contractor: Graham Construction
Services Consultant: Cundall

High rise complex in London consisting of service risers. Exceptional finish on the office complex with full co-operation between main contractor and offsite approach, off site manufacturing was essential due to the constraints of the location.

Technical highlights

  • Multi service risers
  • Ventilation risers
  • Fully coordinated
  • Fully lagged
  • Mechanical risers

Data Centre
Project Fox Data Centre, Leicester
Client: Dornan Engineering
Main Contractor: ISG
Services Consultant: Dornan Engineering
Quantity Surveyor: Loare Lea

This Santander data centre in Leicester was largest in the UK at the time of construction. The project, consisting of two buildings constructed in parallel with six halls in each had an extremely tight programme and without off site manufacturing the handover deadline would not have been achieved.

All aspects of the M&E were prefabricated at our facility and at the time, this project had the largest variations of products off sited on a single site. All products were manufactured from tru-bore thin walled stainless steel tube.

Technical highlights

  • 120 in line modules
  • 72 access modules
  • 16 pump skids
  • 12 chiller modules
  • 1,500 loose fabricated spools
  • 12 risers (3 modules per riser)

Data Centre
Telecity Data Centre, Manchester 3
Client: Rotary Building Services
Main Contractor: Rotary Building Services
Services Consultant: Cundall
Architect: Crooks Walker

This project consisted of the construction of a new data centre in Manchester to achieve BREEAM. The Facility includes staff accommodation, office space, circulation, welfare and kitchen areas. MDSL provided a range of off-site solutions which exceeded client expectations and helped achieve delivery on time and within budget.

Technical highlights

  • Fully serviced modules
  • Heating and cold water
  • Fully lagged and insulated
  • Containment fitted
  • Designed for under floor
  • Stainless steel pipe

Energy
RES/Wood Energy
Client: RES/Wood Energy
Main Contractor: Wood Energy
Services Consultant: RES
Quantity Surveyor: Wood Energy
Architect: Wood Energy

MDSL provided this exhibition standard packaged plant room for display at the Coventry re-usable energy conference. The plant room is of the Biomass class with wood chip fuel.

Technical highlights

  • To provide a single two compartment plant room with single pitch roof and gutter/down pipe to the external dimensions
  • The frame structure will incorporate high build zinc phosphate primer. The 4.5 mm Durbar flooring in the plant section will incorporate the primer with a finishing coat of floor paint
  • The roof of the module will be clad in 40 mm Trapezoidal RW type composite cladding, the floor will include a drain outlet and will be insulated to prevent condensation

Government
Palace of Westminster
Client: Imtech
Main Contractor: Parliamentary Estates
Services Consultant: WSP


MDSL delivered the packaged plant rooms for the new education centre at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The extremely tight programme meant that the use of offsite manufacturing techniques for the plant rooms would be of benefit.

Works involved the design of a plant room capable of satisfying the needs of both the customer and the end user. Due to the nature of the project the plant rooms needed to be of the highest quality finish.

Technical highlights:

  • 5 fully packaged plant rooms
  • Fully serviced and lagged including electrics
  • Honey combed cladding applied for sound proofing


Defence
SLAM Plant Rooms

MDSL produced 50 fully fitted packaged and sectioned plant rooms for both internal and external situations, delivered with all services installed and tested including, BMS panels and controls, small power and lighting and all associated wiring.

Projects:
50 Packaged plant rooms:

  • RAF Lyneham
  • HMS Nelson
  • RAF Wyton
  • RM Poole
  • RAF Whttington
  • RAF Odiham
  • RAF Carver
  • RAF Rock
  • RAF Leconsfield
  • RAF Andover
  • RAF Brize Norton