The iSTEM Centre, Preston College

Project Overview

The new £13m Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) development was completed June 2015. Preston College, working with industry, put together an ambitious plan – which will see all the science and technology sectors brought together under one roof at the St Vincent’s Road campus.

DES worked with Kier and Clancy Consulting to generate £200k M&E cost savings through re-design, helping the client achieve their budget target. DES was brought in as part of the early design team twelve months before construction commenced.

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Project Value


Contract Period

8 months

Works Undertaken

  • Full M&E Design through to Stage F
  • Main LV distribution / Sub mains
  • Small power installation including FF&E and workshop
  • General lighting and control
  • External lighting
  • Fire Alarm installation
  • PV array & Wind turbine
  • Data – structured cabling
  • External lighting
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Air conditioning installation
  • Specialist welding extract system
  • BMS Automatic controls installation