A £2m, 2600m2 office refurbishment for use by Somerset County Council
Complete replacement of the services to all office areas and data centre cooling system
Full design of all M&E services, integrating into existing building
Data centre design and installation to ensure all existing systems operated until new systems were installed, commissioned and ready to operate
Two new gas fired boiler plants serving new concealed radiator system integrated with perimeter casing system with electrical distribution
Natural ventilation in offices, mechanical in toilet and kitchenette areas
Hot and cold water supplies to refurbished welfare facilities
Full close control air conditioning to data centre, using DX units.
Options restricted due to existing computer/server equipment being reused, requiring strict temperature limits, lack of space and no down time permitted
Load estimates and infrastructure review and site diversions to accommodate the works
A complete new energy efficient lighting and emergency installation was provided throughout the areas, being controlled via a modern intelligent lighting control system.
Worked collaboratively with the contractor and integrated design team to deliver high spec office space within tight budget constraints
New heating system with improved comfort control to replace life expired poorly controlled heating systems
The extensive upgrade of toilet and kitchenette with new domestic services, ventilation and modern facilities delivering improved employee satisfaction of their workplace
Replacement of existing inefficient and non-compliant lighting systems with modern standards, to provide a positive, motivating light atmosphere creating a productive and pleasant office