20 Fenchurch Street
More commonly known as the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building, 20 Fenchurch Street is a landmark skyscraper providing prime office space in the heart of the City of London. We delivered a highly customised service that met all the requirements of the mechanical services package, which included the supply, delivery, positioning, installation, testing, commissioning and setting to work of mechanical systems.
AMRC Factory 2050
A state-of-the-art development that has kept Sheffield at the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing. Focusing on making a significant difference to the advanced manufacturing sector, this centre of excellence was the UK's first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility for collaborative research. We delivered the mechanical and electrical design and our offsite manufacturing facility was also utilised on the project.
BCU Curzon and Parkside Campus
Birmingham City University's city centre campus is evolving into a heart of excellence and a state-of- the-art student-focused facility. We were tasked with integrating the specialist systems across the existing services with the new full mechanical, electrical and plumbing services installed within both Parkside and Curzon buildings. Innovation was integral and we developed a proactive approach that was successfully implemented on both buildings. Due to the compact nature of the site, our offsite manufacturing facility was utilised to produce pipework, as well as other prefabricated elements.
Birmingham New Street
We played an integral part of the transformation of Birmingham New Street station, replacing the engine room that sits at the heart of the railway station’s operations and carries all the mechanical and electrical services to each of its platforms. The age and infrastructure of the station ruled out traditional on-site construction so our offsite manufacturing facility was used to develop the biggest offsite design and build solution in our history. Nicknamed ‘The Spine’, it spanned the width of the station, measuring 7m wide, 3m high and 126m long, weighing 300 tonnes.
Building No.2 is the final piece of the Forbury Place estate. This speculative office development, featuring the largest floorplates in the town centre, is part of Reading’s newest urban business district, transforming the area with global companies already occupying buildings 1 and 3. We delivered mechanical and electrical installations for 17,800sqm of commercial space across 8 floors. Our installation also helped to achieve the energy efficiency aspirations of the project.
Grosvenor House, Sheffield
Grosvenor House is a landmark development in the heart of Sheffield city centre. The seven-storey development includes c.22,500m2 of office space and c.8,500m2 of retail space and public areas, creating an exciting new space for commercial, retail, leisure and residential tenants. Delivering large construction and engineering schemes in a busy city centre environment presents many challenges, we were able to overcome these by using our in-house offsite manufacturing expertise helping to save time, improve safety and reduce disruption around the site. We developed bespoke Mechanical Electrical Plumbing (MEP) service module solutions enabling the fast-track project to be delivered within a tight one-year timescale.
Jaguar Land Rover i54
This new engine factory for car giant Jaguar Land Rover was built on the i54 development on the outskirts of Wolverhampton. The new manufacturing facility doubled the size of the existing plant. We delivered all the mechanical and electrical services on the project and our offsite manufacturing facility was actively involved too, producing 67 heavy service modules and a number of other components.
Lambeth Town Hall
Lambeth New Town Hall was a landmark project for Lambeth Council and its residents. We were contracted to undertake the MEP services for the project using a team with a vast amount of experience delivering projects in the public sector. Sustainability was at the top of Lambeth Council’s agenda and this is an area where we really made a difference. Our five year sustainability strategy - One Approach - fully supported Lambeth Council’s sustainability targets for the project, which included creating new jobs, up to 45 new apprenticeships and a BREEAM “excellent” rating for the new Town Hall.
Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator
A £25million development that enables innovative research into antibiotic resistance. The 70,000 square foot building co-locates the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and a raft of relevant SMEs with larger scale industrial collaboration through pre-existing product development partnerships. We supplied, installed and commissioned a range of mechanical engineering systems on the project.
London Bridge Station
The redevelopment of London Bridge Station has seen it nearly double its capacity and now sees all the platforms accessed from a single central point and the retail concourse becoming the largest in the country. The project also saw a major track upgrade and the widening of platforms. Our Engineering and Services divisions worked collaboratively on this project to deliver a range of works, which included the design and installation of temporary works to facilitate the overall construction, whilst also delivering the detailed design and installation of the permanent mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, together with telecoms and security services.
Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building
USB is the second new-build on the £350m Newcastle Helix development as part of a community of education, research, commercial and residential facilities to promote Newcastle as a city of science across the world. This 135,000 sq.ft. building has created a new home for Newcastle University’s Institute for Sustainability and The School of Computing Science. We delivered the design, installation, testing, and commissioning of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services on the project, with highly-complex coordination managed through the use of innovative offsite solutions.
No 1 Spinningfields is a world class business environment at the heart of the Spinningfields complex. It offers flexible office space, combined with state-of-the art business facilities and some of the finest hospitality offerings in Manchester. We provided a variety of building services for the project.
Old Oak Common
We were responsible for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services and completed the design, build and installation of the new modulised central boiler plantroom that sits at the heart of Transport for London’s new Elizabeth line Train Maintenance and Stabling Depot at Old Oak Common Lane. The new plantroom manufactured at our offsite manufacturing facility, forms an integral element of the Building Services system and comprises six pre-fabricated modules that contain the central boiler plant and pipework interfacing with the renewable energy systems.
Sheffield Children's Hospital
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of only four dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK providing integrated healthcare for children and young people. This new facility included a new main entrance, outpatients department, specialist diagnostic and treatment areas, and wards. All the required components were built at our offsite manufacturing facility, before being transported in phases to the project for installation, to enable the hospital to remain fully operational throughout the redevelopment.
Southbank Place will feature outstanding residential space, state-of-the-art offices and a diverse mix of retail, aimed at creating a place that will not only change the way people live and work, but add a new dimension to sophisticated living right in the heart of London. We are delivering the mechanical and electrical services infrastructure which will serve 5 No residential towers and 2 No Commercial Buildings. Key to delivering this project on time was our modular solutions and extensive off-site pre-fabrication for the majority of the M&E services.
Storyhouse is Chester’s new cultural centre - a theatre, cinema, library, studio theatre, restaurant and bar - all housed in a rejuvenated Grade II listed 1930s art deco Odeon cinema building. Facilities in the complex included a large auditorium, library, foyer and a 120 seat cinema, amongst others. We were involved in the early stages of the project, offering mechanical and electrical, buildability and technical advice as part of the client’s design team.
Leading online retailer The Hut Group commissioned the construction of a new distribution and manufacturing centre on the Omega South Development in Warrington, Cheshire. The new centre enabled the online retailer to bring their four distribution centres together in one location, to increase efficiencies and productivity. We delivered all the mechanical and electrical requirements on the project whilst working in a live environment.
Tottenham Court Road Station
We were contracted to modernise the existing operational station, which will be integrated to create the new, larger tube and Crossrail enabled station in place today. Undertaken in two phases, we had full design responsibility across all disciplines of this project, designing and installing all electrical, mechanical, fire detection, and suppression and communication systems. The second phase also required progressing mechanical, electrical and plumbing services in the new ticket hall.
University of Birmingham Library
This 6-storey library for the University of Birmingham provides state-of-the-art facilities for students, staff and researchers. The Library has been tailor-made to suit contemporary users’ needs and is designed to be accessible to all visitors. We provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services on the project, as well as the design and installation of bespoke intelligently controlled lighting solutions to create a unique aesthetic. Our offsite manufacturing facility was also involved, providing plantrooms for the building.
BBC Broadcasting House
We were commissioned to transform the entire core of this iconic building’s IT infrastructure, as part of the redevelopment of one of the world’s largest live broadcast centres. The building was fitted with high performance fibre and coax which covered nearly 30,000sqm, which was all delivered within an extremely tight timeframe. Integration with the BBC’s existing IT infrastructure was key to ensure there was no disruption to service.
We delivered IT infrastructure services on this IP-converged solutions project, which equipped the newly expanded Belfast Waterfront conference and entertainment venue with smart building connectivity, security and safety, enabling a world-class visitor experience. Close collaboration at the design stage enabled us to propose a systems architecture that would both exceed the client’s requirements and support a flexible approach to installation, ensuring all IT works could be managed as part of a complex and multifaceted build schedule.
This project forms part of the airport’s HV maintenance framework. Freedom has been appointed to carry out the HV maintenance and HV upgrades to ensure there are no unplanned outages and 100% resilience to their network. Freedom also provides annual inspections and full maintenance over the course of the contract and as part of the planned work any defects identified are completed during separate visits to site. Additionally, the site is covered by Freedom’s 24 hour emergency call out service.
Bloomberg European HQ
We formed part of the team that worked on the construction of Bloomberg's new European Headquarters, located in the heart of the City of London. We delivered all structured cabling, two data centres, a media data centre, a full in-building mobile phone DAS system and an extensive integrated cold aisle containment system that enhanced energy efficiency for the building designed by renowned architect, Lord Foster.
We deliver planned preventative mechanical and electrical maintenance, together with a 24 hour reactive maintenance service to 10 of the company’s buildings, amounting to over 26,000m² of office space across the UK. The contract also includes the provision of emergency and reactive call-outs, covering engineering services, installations and fabric support.
EHV Ferrybridge to Monckton
Freedom was appointed by Northern Powergrid to carry out the complete rebuild of 70 Extra High Voltage (EHV) steel Woodhouse masts covering approximately 10km of overhead line that runs between Ferrybridge (275/66/11KV grid supply point) and Monckton (66/11KV Primary Sub Masts) in Yorkshire. The work involved taking down the existing steel Woodhouse masts, removing the concrete foundations and replacing with a modern wood pole equivalent and modern aluminium alloy conductor, as close to the existing overhead line foot print as possible.
Hutchison Ports Felixstowe
Freedom delivers port infrastructure services on this civil engineering term maintenance contract, including hard standing block maintenance, ground works and drainage, roads maintenance including line marking, fencing, demolition, and minor civils work. Service delivery is based on both planned and reactive works delivery 24/7, 365 days per year. Due to the location of the site and the requirement of working in an extremely active and controlled environment, attention to health and safety compliance and ensuring there is no disruption to the client’s core business forms a vital part of the works.
We provide building services, fabric maintenance and energy management for 31 buildings across the Landsec London portfolio. Each building has its own bespoke predictive maintenance and asset renewal programme. This new approach called business focused maintenance (BFM) takes into account the age of the building, the systems and assets within it and its occupiers’ needs. We have a dedicated team of site based and mobile engineers who deliver our services throughout London.
Freedom designed, built, owns and operates a 132/11kV private substation for Digital Realty Datacentres. Freedom undertook all feasibility works and provided a firm network with two 4km 132kV cable routes running through heavily congested and high concentration of known utilities. Whilst the substation was to be a private network, the design was to DNO standards, future-proofing the options for the Client when choosing potential operators.
The Crown Estate on behalf of BNP Paribas Real Estate Management
We provide electrical and building fabric facilities management across 31 properties in the St James area of London, supported by a central team of skilled engineers and managers to meet the various demands of each property. With a mixture of property types in the portfolio, unique modelling has been applied to provide the various levels of service required for each building. We provide a specific focus on daily requirements including plant monitoring, fire alarm testing and reactive support to the systems installed.