Collaborative approach pays off for Kilmarnock’s HALO project

EMTEC Building Services has announced it is progressing works for client Morrison Construction on the new HALO Hub project in Kilmarnock.

This is the first phase of a planned 28-acre regeneration of the former site of the Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky facility, with the aim to provide an environment for digital, manufacturing and cyber businesses.

Emtec is providing the full MEP services for the project under a design and build contract, which comprises of a new build, mixed-use four-storey building including a public café, retail space and three storeys of lettable office space.

The project incorporates the implementation of integrated service rafts, which are being prefabricated at Emtec’s offsite facility in Rutherglen along with other elements such as plant room skids.

Solar PV will be provided by Emtec, while the ‘Halo’ effect is to be achieved at rooftop level with the installation of a perforated screen housing the external plant illuminated by specialist LED lighting.

Emtec added that, following on from the initial design intent provided by Ramboll, the design is ‘progressing well’ along with Hawthorn Boyle, whom Emtec has employed to complete the M&E Services design to BIM Level 2.

“We welcome the participation in strong client engagement using a collaborative approach between Halo, Morrison Construction and Emtec Group companies including Building Services, Off-site Prefabrication, Energy and Facilities Services maximising all available opportunities,” Emtec stated.

The main services installations will start in June, with project completion scheduled for November this year.