Case Study: Complete M&E Provision Sandon Global New UK Headquarters

Case Study: Commercial

Completed: January 2022

Client: Cumberbirch Construction

Sector: Commercial – Manufacturing

Budget: £1.35 Million

Services Used

M&E Provision: Sandon Global New UK Headquarters


Sandon Global is an award-winning manufacturer of anilox rolls for specialist print industries. They decided to choose Manor Park in Runcorn as the location for their new UK headquarters.

Project Scope:

The new building has been designed around the needs and workflow of their existing business and includes high-tech factory production areas, offices, gym, shower, kitchen, eating and social spaces.
The architecture is visually impactful, with all the M&E services left exposed, and Meel Group were contracted for the extensive M&E provision for the building.

Contract Arrangements:

Through a tender process, Cumberbirch Construction awarded us the contract based on our price and reputation.
All of our operatives were in possession of CSCS cards. All RAMS were in place and signed off before work commenced.

Project Challenges:

We quickly adapted our processes to incorporate rigorous COVID-secure practices with daily COVID briefings by our site manager, ensuring that all site colleagues were familiar with the challenging working conditions and environment.

The exposed M&E services design meant that all work was completed in a way to allow for a perfect final result.

Skills and Specialist Teams.

We used our Meel Group specialist teams for – :

  1. The provision of High-Pressure Gases.


2. Installation of 22kw AC Electric Vehicle charge points for staff, visitors and fleet.

Skills and Specialist Teams:

We used our Meel Group specialist teams for –

  1. The provision of High-Pressure Gases.
  2.  Installation of 22kw AC Electric Vehicle charge points for staff, visitors and fleet.
Scope of works – Mechanical:
  • New incoming mains gas supply.
  • Domestic hot & cold-water services installation to serve all outlets throughout the building.
  • Internal low-pressure gas distribution network serving the offices’ air handling units.
  • R2 VRF simultaneous heating/comfort cooling installation, comprising of indoor chassis units and R2 inverter-driven external condensers to the office demise.
  • Provision of a split system cooling installation to the Office, Comms room and Inspection room.
  • Provision of a fresh air supply and extract ventilation system to the office accommodation.
  • Supply & extract ventilation to the toilet and sanitary areas.
  • Above ground drainage installation to all sanitary ware and drainage points.
  • Automatic controls for the above systems.
  • Complete testing and commissioning, including documentation for all mechanical systems.
  • Operation and Maintenance Manuals, Record Drawings and full certification.
Scope of works – Electrical:
  • Full electrical package supplied from the onsite feeder by REC company.
  • Mains distribution.
  • Sub Distribution.
  • Containment.
  • Power supplies to plant and machinery.
  • General power.
  • Lighting and emergency lighting.
  • Lightning protection.
  • Data installations.
  • Specialist security packages (Subcontract).
  • Fire alarm system.
  • Electric over door air curtain to the ground floor entrance.
  • Electric wall-mounted panel heaters to the toilet and changing areas.
  • Architectural lighting.
Client feedback:

Working with a combined M&E contractor like Meel Group is a massive advantage for us; their mechanical and electrical engineers work together truly as part of one team.
Should a problem ever arise,  I know I could speak to someone I trust, and any issues would be resolved as quickly as possible.
I would genuinely have no hesitation in recommending Meel Group as an M&E contractor. They always provide excellent service with an extremely high level of skill and management.
Chris Heap
Cumberbirch Construction