Hampton Lakes Primary School
With completion in September 2020 Playfords partnered with Interserve Building to deliver all MEP services to the new build primary school.
Playfords were engaged at an early stage to assist with the design stage process, working closely with the client and their appointed architectural teams to ensure the MEP package afforded the necessary solutions in line with the new building’s purpose. As a member of this design team Playfords were able to assist and input information regarding all MEP elements as the full design developed, providing the client some comfort that each element of the new build design saw the necessary review to ensure the proposal carried the required energy efficiencies available for the new building, its intended purpose and its future running costs.
The electrical delivery included the installation of new containment systems throughout with a new sub-main distribution cabling system from the incoming electrical supply supplying local distribution boards within the building. Lighting was provided by LED energy efficient light fittings throughout the building. An intelligent lighting control system carrying the ability to detect both absence and presence was installed to ensure un-populated areas are deactivated after use and out of teaching hours. A dedicated emergency lighting system was also installed. External lighting was provided via a mixture of building mounted LED and column mounted lighting to afford safe access and egress to the car parking areas with site entrance walkways carrying low level lighting bollards.
The installation of a cat 6 data cabling infrastructure throughout the building was included within the design for IT services and telephony. All outlets were presented as RJ45 connectivity. IT rich areas carrying additional data outlets were installed to provide designated IT training facilities.
A new fire detection system incorporating disabled refuge alarms to the two stair cores were installed along with a new intruder alarm and access control systems to secure entry locations.
Mechanical works included the installation of LTHW heating throughout generated by gas fired, high efficiency and low NOx condensing boilers located within the plantroom. These serve the building via radiant panels and radiators throughout. Classrooms and teaching spaces carry Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recover (MVHR Units) that both supplies and extracts air offering a balanced low energy ventilation solution reusing up to 95% of the heat that would have otherwise been lost. Mechanical extract systems were provided to all toilet and handwashing areas. A dedicated supply and extract system serves the new kitchen area.
Domestic hot and cold water is provided to all sanitary fittings, sinks and appliances as required throughout the building. Hot water is generated via 2 no. LTHW-fed storage vessels located in the plantroom.
A new Building Management System was installed to serve the entire MEP solution, to maximise efficiencies whilst ensuring the building energy consumptions were controlled in line with the building usage times minimising wasted energy.
The project started in January 2020 and was carried out during the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. Working closely with Interserve, Playfords managed the working practices and attendances on site to allow for works to be continued throughout the pandemic safely and ensure productivity was maintained in line with programme. Completing in September 2020 the new primary school welcomes its first intake of pupils straight away.More projects like this