Castle wins education project

Castle Building Services Organisation, CBS, University of Central Lancashire, UCLan, Student Centre

Castle Building Services Organisation (CBS), an independent building services design and installation contractor, has announced a significant £6 million education sector contract win for its North West Office.

Working with main contractor, Bowmer + Kirkland, CBS has been appointed to provide a full range of mechanical, electrical and plumbing services on the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) impressive £32 million new build Student Centre in Preston.

CBS is fully prepared for the challenges the glazed building will present, namely heating and cooling solutions to create a comfortable space for students to occupy both for recreation and educational purposes.

Based on its extensive experience of successfully delivering major education projects, coupled with its BIM capabilities, the contractor will adopt its tried and tested ‘build before we build’ ethos to ensure that intricate design and installation details are in place well ahead of its arrival on site in May 2020.

Lee Mitchel, the contractor’s operations director for the North West said: “The building has been designed with flexibility in mind and as such, the building services adopted within it must reflect that. I am confident that our early appointment to the project and longstanding working relationship with the main contractor will support the seamless delivery of the state-of-the-art building.”

Picture credit: Hawkins/Brown Architects 

Related links:



modbs tv logo

Women In STEM: Breaking into A Man’s World

With the growth in the engineering sector in the last few years, the requirement of additional workers has led to an increasingly diverse workforce especially with the inclusion of women  

Legionella bacteria - Symptoms are similar to that of Covid-19

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease in the West Midlands has prompted Stuart Gizzi, Managing Director at plumbing equipment manufacturer Intatec to remind Facilities Managers that Legionella precautions can be automated 

Calendar