Not just hot air: JH Mechanical lands huge Newcastle University gas contract

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JH Mechanical Services is adding another university to their portfolio after being awarded a contract by Newcastle University.

By U2B Staff 

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When it comes to the safe operations of a whole university campus, there are few as crucial as the mechanical services looking after facilities’ gas appliances. Unlike any other contract, a contract with a university is not just one or two buildings, but a huge undertaking often rising into the hundreds and significantly adding to the size of any business.

Stockton-on-Tees mechanics, JH Mechanical Services, are adding another university to their already impressive portfolio after being awarded the Gas Appliance Maintenance Service contract by Newcastle University last week. They have been enlisted to care for the gas appliances in over 260 of the institute’s buildings.

The team will be ensuring appliances are all gas safety compliant and undertaking planned preventative maintenance to expand the life span of the plant equipment, which in turn will reduce breakdowns and increase efficiency.


Leaders at JH Mechanical hope this will be the start of a lasting and fruitful partnership with the university, which boasts world-class facilities, state-of-the-art research labs, and extensive grounds.

“Securing a contract of this size with such a prestigious client as Newcastle University is testament to the ambitions of the management team and all of the staff at JH Mechanical Services; it is an exciting time to be a part of this outstanding venture,” Senior Mechanical Contracts Manager at JH Mechanical and Account Manager for this contract, Liam McDermott, said in a statement.

With a focus on outstanding delivery and customer satisfaction, we are building a strong portfolio of great clients. Securing this contract will allow us to grow the team of excellent engineers which will further enhance our provision to all our clients who rely on our exceptional service and swift reaction times to keep their buildings running efficiently and compliantly.”


On top of their day to day work, the company offers an apprenticeship scheme that will be hugely benefitted by the new work provided by Newcastle University which will expose junior staff to a variety of specialist plant equipment.

Among their other clients JH Mechanical count Teesside University, Durham City Council, Sedgefield Racecourse, and Northern Education Trust.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to build on our reputation with yet another flagship client and to further capitalise on the great name we have built in the industry to date,” said JH Managing Director John Heward.

We already have a great relationship with our other clients, and I am looking forward to working with Newcastle University over the next couple of years. I can certainly see this opening more doors and greater opportunities which will lead to even more success for the business.”