Education & Healthcare
The design of building services for Educational and Healthcare facilities is one of the most challenging ones. To create an environment that compliant with specific quality and safety regulations and that enhance patient care or assist in studies, requires knowledge, experience, and collaboration between disciplines.
Furthermore, comfort and safety need to be achieved by minimising cost and carbon emission.
One Stop Doctors
One Stop Doctors is a pilot project in the healthcare sector for the developer. The building is a private healthcare clinic located on Boundary Way in Hemel Hempstead. Total GLA of around 4000sqm. The building will accommodate the clinic with 160 rooms and office premises over 2 levels, the internal landscaped courtyard and external car park.
Installation of a biomass boiler to supplement condensing boiler system for heating and hot water and air-to-air chillers for a cooling system. Natural daylight provided into the toilets and changing areas by a series of Sunpipes, also PV cells to be installed.
One of the specifics of the project is that MRI and X-Ray rooms are required to maintain very specific conditions both for temperature and humidity.
Ann's Grove School
Design and coordination of Roof Mounted PV array installation and connection to Northern Power grid.
North Yorkshire Schools
We were commissioned as a Mechanical and Electrical services engineers for four new primary schools in the North Yorkshire area, servicing the towns of Rippon, Brotherton, Barlby and Kirby Hill. Total area for the combined schools approximately 5000m2 of classrooms, offices and recreational areas. Teaching areas are designed to the latest guidelines with particular emphasis on provision of Information Technology, visual and thermal comfort in conjunction with energy efficiency.
The Medpark International Hospital is a private clinic with GBA of 12 500 sq.m. Located in downtown on Chisinau, this 6-floor modern building includes emergency unit, polyclinic, in-patient department, maternity and pharmacy.
The in-patient department consists of 63 one-bedroom wards, equipped with advanced systems and designed to provide a patient with the privacy and comfort, offering such necessary facilities as air conditioning, satellite TV, Internet, telephone, refrigerator, separate shower and WC and other services.
Our engineers had undertaken the review of existing technical design and technical specification; assessed the expected energy performance of the Project and compare it with the energy baseline. Technical assistance on a specification of Building and Energy Management System was also included within the project.
University of East Anglia
Construction of 750 student accommodation units with en suit bathroom pods grouped around communal kitchens and living spaces. The campus was carefully integrated into the green field site which was an area of outstanding natural beauty. Project Value 2.1m.
We have supported the Planning Application for adventure activity centre for PGL Adventure Holidays and Summer Camps, set in over 150 acres.
The proposed Developments consist of two new accommodation blocks and an extension to the existing dining room.
We have provided a transport plan report, Drainage and Surface Rainwater assessment and Sustainability report. The measures implemented for the buildings include : Sun Pipes to introduce natural daylight and reduce the use of artificial lighting; Windcatchers - for the building to be will be passively cooled; the enhanced insulation will minimise the heating demand, and regulate the solar gain.
The roof will have a number of PV panels to produce electricity to offset the additional electrical consumption.
Kings College, Strand
The college's founding site and dating back to 1829 with period architecture and centrally located next to Somerset House. Project included survey of facilities and phasing study to decant the library and research areas creating new facilities, lifts and toilets and traffic/people movement studies.