calfordseaden’s Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Inspector team has been appointed to undertake site wide M&E inspections for this major development that will create a new district for Cambridge. The University of Cambridge’s North West Cambridge Development involves the development of 150 hectares of former farmland to provide new homes for university and college staff, student accommodation, a new primary school, supermarket, community facilities, as well as an energy centre and district heat network.

calfordseaden’s M&E Inspector team is ensuring the contractor’s designs and technical submissions are in accordance with the client’s specifications and that the installations are being delivered to the highest quality standards, industry practices and to the technical standards expected by our professional inspectors.

Working across the different building sites enables the inspectors to keep project managers updated with the progress of installation works, which aids the coordination of site wide infrastructure, as well as identifying potential gaps and contradictions in the client’s specifications. Providing services across the different sites also helps to ensure that all buildings are delivered to the same key common requirements across all sites.

Our M&E inspectors also provide an independent eye on testing and commissioning of systems so the client can be confident that the systems they are taking on are set to their building requirements and will provide effective operation during occupation.

The success and value of the inspector role at North West Cambridge has been demonstrated by the extension of our services to include direct technical guidance to the project managers and client.

calfordseaden is also providing NEC Supervisor and BIM Advisor services for this project.

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