Sector: Hotel & Leisure

Aerospace Centre, Bristol

Project Description

New £19m Aviation Museum built to house the iconic first supersonic aeroplane on the site of the former Filton Airfield

In addition, the Bristol Aero Collection features many historic aviation milestones

Visitors will be able to visit the adjoining Learning Centre and share in the pride of the city of Bristol’s aviation engineering and vision in avionics

The project benefited from £4.7m grant from the National Lottery

With conferencing facilities including a lecture theatre, three meeting rooms and studio space, providing flexible spaces for event hire.

This prestigious project raises the reputation of all involved in securing a safe environment for this iconic supersonic airliner and other historic avoinic achievements for generations to come

Project Involvement

SDS were retained by Totus to undertake the design for the D&B contractor Kier of this high profile project. We provided full coordination of the mechanical and electrical building services
Production of both single services and multi-service layouts by overlaying drawings to resolve service clashing

Full thermal modeling was undertaken as a requirement of Part L regulations and overheating requirements. Plant room design and heat losses were also part of our remit

Good relations were maintained with other professionals to successfully deliver this high profile project

Calculate air movement strategy drawings and completed air movement calculations for agreement with infection control.

Project Benefits

SDS performed thermal analysis to size heating and cooling plant, ensuring vent openings were adequate for natural ventilation, and to provide Part L compliance

Modelling of the hangar in Revit to aid visualization of how services were to be supported aesthetically

Provided an environment in which unique aircraft, will be protected from the elements and elevate the status of Bristol for the tourist industry

From the aircraft being grounded in 2003 the new Aviation Museum can be compared to the phoenix rising from the ashes.