West Suffolk Hospital, Sterile Services Department (£6.8M New Build)
New, bespoke block built to house specialist washers and autoclaves, and 2 floors of office space.
It is located on the main hospital site, replacing a redundant previous SSD building situated inconveniently off-site.
A packaged, skid mounted boiler system with 3 vertical steam generators as well as 2 wall hung boilers were installed.
7,914 kWh electricity is generated per year via photovoltaic panels.
Photo courtesy of Barnes Construction.
Clip 'n Climb, Ipswich (£2M New Build)
This new build project was for international franchise, Clip ’n Climb’s centre in Ransome’s Europark, containing climbing and games facilities, as well as a Paddy & Scott’s café.
Johns Slater and Haward advised at feasibility stage, designed and specified the mechanical and electrical works, and provided site monitoring for mechanical and electrical installation works on this complex, leisure installation building.
The centre uses radiator heating from a gas fired boiler plant.
South facing photovoltaic panels boost the building's environmental credentials.
The project comprised new steam plate heat exchangers to supply the existing services within the ground floor plant room of the Oncology Department.
The steam supply was taken from the existing steam infrastructure which was within the plantroom, to provide a run and standby system.
Both of the existing hot water generators became redundant and were removed as part of the works.
To ensure disruption was kept to a minimum, the new steam pressure reducing set was installed before any isolation took place.
Oak View SEN School, Stand-Alone Extension (£2.8M New Build)
This new build provides specialist Autistic Spectrum Condition / Social, Emotional and Mental Health integrated teaching accommodation.
Facilities built include a therapy room, a calm room, and a sensory space, alongside standard classrooms.
There is convector radiator heating from a gas-fired boiler plant with a seasonal efficiency of 97%, and variable speed pumping on the water circuit with pressure sensors which are integral to the pump.
Photo courtesy of Kier Construction Eastern.
Woodbridge Quay Church (£750K Refurbishment and Extension)
Johns Slater and Haward initially examined the existing electrics and made suggestions for improvements, as well as advising on a new fire alarm system.
The incoming services were upgraded to support the improvements.
The church was extended to create more space for services and meetings, with a creche room and storage area added in.
Induction loops were provided to make the building more audio accessible.
A new underfloor heating system was specified and fitted.
Sheepen Road Offices, Colchester (Phase 1, £3M New Build)
Colchester Borough Council’s commercial project management arm, Colchester Amphora Trading Limited, commissioned a new build 3 storey office block.
This block houses leading local law firm Birkett Long. Rent generated for the council from the building goes towards providing front line council services.
High efficiency air source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels were installed, producing 43,211 kWh/yr.
Solar glazing was included on selected windows.
Stratford Edge, New Residential Block (£32M New Build)
The project comprised the construction of a new build residential block adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
During construction this project was the largest single building utilising 'Daikin Aitherman' communal heat pump systems.
Apartments to the high rise 'core' are fully sprinklered.
Chillesford Lodge Model Farm Development (£3M conversion)
This project involved the conversion of Grade 2 Listed barns, which are part of a Victorian model farm on an ancient English agricultural estate, into a residential development and swimming pool.
A swimming pool was installed in one of the barns.
Underfloor heating controlled by smartphone was included in the residential building.
University Arms Hotel, Cambridge (£80M Refurbishment and Extension)
This project involved the recreation of this historic, iconic building. It was refreshed by the Queen’s architect, John Simpson, with significant demolition, construction, extension, and refurbishment works taking place throughout 2014-18.
It won the 2019 award for Best New Luxury Hotel and was included on the exclusive Condé Nast Traveller 2019 Hot List.
There were particular requirements to coordinate with the structural elements, conceal service routes, and blend with the detailed ceilings and timber panelling finishes.
Computational Fluid Dynamic modelling was undertaken for the car park, for exhaust and smoke clearance systems.