Aberla M&E has been working in partnership with Domis over the past seven months to deliver OnSide’s new £6m youth centre known as ‘Manchester Youth Zone’ (MYZ)

The eye-catching centre in East Manchester is designed to be a social hub for children and teenagers. The choice of a plethora of sports are offered to the community thanks to the state-of-the-art facilities such as a climbing wall, boxing gym, sports hall and a floodlit outdoor multi-use sports pitch!

Our Managing Director, Mark Ingham, commented ‘The work OnSide is doing for the region is phenomenal, giving the kids something to do, somewhere to go and someone to talk to. Aberla is proud to be involved in ensuring this facility is delivered for the community.’

On this project, Aberla M&E delivered:

  • Rooftop solar PV– provides 18kWp of renewable energy

  • LED Lighting – longer life, increased energy efficiency and higher intensity

  • Windcatchers – means of natural ventilation

  • Building Management System – control system that monitors all mechanical & electrical equipment

Throughout the project, our M&E team ensured the programme remained on schedule. Our site manager continuously forecasted two to three weeks in advance to ensure that any arising issues could be squashed. The team were constantly ahead of schedule, ensured by regular and thorough internal and external quality control checks.



The strength of the relationship with our clients is essential to the successful delivery of our projects. On site, the continuous two-way communication channel between the M&E team and Domis allowed for a complete understanding of ongoing operations. This allowed both teams to constantly work in synergy to avoid any major issues.

All-in-all, this has been a fantastic project for Aberla M&E to be involved with, we cannot wait to see it opened to the public!