A joint partnership between Suffolk County Council and University of Suffolk, this new cultural hub faces the Ipswich Waterfront.
The Archive 'holds' Suffolk's records and artefacts in two large temperature and humidity controlled archive store rooms.
Air flow is generated by desiccant wheel handling units to maintain target humidity levels and limit heating/cooling via Air Source Heat Pumps.
Primary lighting is all low energy LED, with automatic controls.
Johns Slater and Haward advised and designed the M&E services.
image c/o R G Carter.
Queen Mary University, London, Queen's House Remodelling (£3M)
This project concerned the remodelling and refurbishment of QMUL's historic Queen's building (home to the Octagon library built in 1887) to convert into academic spaces.
Phases 1a-f saw smaller rooms remodelled into a large IT suite, multiple seminar rooms created and circulation space enhanced.
Johns Slater and Haward designed and oversaw the installation of a VRF System, heat recovery system, new energy efficient lighting and controls.
Existing services and areas were maintained throughout this multi-phased project in East London.
Paxman Academy, Colchester (£14M New Build)
A brand new secondary school on the former site of the 1950's Alderman Blaxhill school.
Existing structure was demolished and replaced by a 4 storey, Teaching Block and single storey sports block/activity studio.
Johns Slater and Haward advised on feasibility stage, designed and specified the mechanical and electrical works and provided site monitoring of the installation work.
Modelling of the building was undertaken to promote thermal overheating analysis and climate based daylighting.
Hybrid ventilation systems and LED lighting and controls featured.
West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds John Godden LVAC Switchboard upgrade(£2M)
JSH investigated the condition of the existing main LV switchgear then designed and monitored works to increase the site load capacity and electrical resilience without cost of a new HV supply.
Two oil filled transformers were replaced with three 1 MVA KNAN transformers in a ring configuration. Fire risk was reduced.
Obsolete LV switchgear replaced with three new Form 4, Type 5 switchboards incorporating latest intelligent circuit breakers to allow monitoring of complete systems through the Trust's BMS.
New generator and UPS control system with separate PLC control enabled automatic load acceptance and load shedding.
University of Suffolk, New Student Hub: The DigiTech Centre, Adastral Park, Martlesham (£9.6M)
A collaboration between BT and the University of Suffolk to develop a research and engineering faculty for students within the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology
A state of the art 'solution centre' for SME's and other businesses and a research/knowledge transfer hub.
A digital forensics lab allows investigation of cyber crime
A key feature is the VRF System with heat recovery ventilation
Intelligent lighting control system details occupancy patterns, energy use and environmental conditions.
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.
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.
ATICAS Block A Clinic Facility, East Africa, New Build
This interesting project for Atlas Group, London was for a new build health clinic, formed from shipping containers in the UK, for Kenya.
JSH designed the MEP services as a modular solution, allowing services to be manufactured in the UK and plugged together on site.
The health care unit was designed to be off-grid, powered by a hybrid generator, PV and battery storage solution to reduce fossil fuel dependency.
Water to the facility is via a borehole and containerised water processing/filtration plant. Hot water is generated by solar thermal backup/local immersion heaters.
James Paget University Hospital,– Majors Incident/ Emergency Department Modular Redevelopment (£5M)
This project had a very tight timeframe.
Originally estimated at 40 weeks it was delivered in under 3 months, over five phases. The modular building approach facilitated this.
Ground floor Majors unit was altered to create 10 x bays.
Asbestos removal, replacement of the Resus floor finishes and ward decanting costs were all key factors for consideration in the project.
An example of use of Modern Methods of Construction.
Old Tooks Site, Ipswich, Residential (£10M New Build)
Redevelopment of a brown field site formerly occupied by Tooks Bakery off the Norwich Road, for Ipswich Borough Council.
A mixed, residential scheme of 48 new houses and 12 new flats.
Scheme achieved a 19% reduction of CO2 emissions over the current building regulations requirement.
Each property featured a dedicated PV array.
Initially engaged by Handford Homes with respect to the MEP installations, Johns Slater and Haward were appointed by the main contractor, Gipping Construction for the detailed design stage.
The Dairy House, Ipswich High School (Renovation, £2.7M)
Redevelopment of Dairy House site comprising 2 x cottages, adjacent milk parlour and a sun room extension.
Existing house and former garage block attractively remodelled to provide sleeping accommodation for boarders.
Electricity supply upgraded and strategy for provision of space heating to the buildings designed and overseen by JSH.
Winner of BSA's Best Boarding House Extension/Refurbishment Award, May 2021.
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.