Siemens Tronic Subsea Excellence Centre

TGA Consulting Engineers LLP were employed by Merchant Place Developments under performance duties in connection with a new custom-built 45,000m² site in the Low Mill Business Park, Ulverston. The overall value of the project was £10.5 million, with the Mechanical and Electrical services works comprising £3.5 million.


Eric Wright Construction Limited were appointed as the Main Contractor, with Watsons Building Services undertaking mechanical and electrical design and build duties, based on TGA performance specifications.

The new facility incorporates an advanced Building Energy Management System controlling temperature and humidity throughout the site, with an extensive fabric duct ventilation system installed within the main production area. A large clean room facility was provided to significantly increase the area available for assembly of sensitive components, served via dedicated air handling units.

Sustainability was a key consideration during the design, with extensive use of daylighting throughout the offices and production areas as well as automatic lighting controls to maximize energy savings.

Rainwater harvesting and solar water heating reduce the site’s water and gas use respectively, along with facilities for connecting a wind turbine.

The project incorporated a range of bespoke test facilities used by Tronic to evaluate and prove the performance of their products

Building 1, incorporating the offices and main production facility, achieved a BREEAM “Very Good” rating.

This project won the 2010 International Property Awards top 5 star award for Best Industrial Development, in the UK and International categories.