Sector: Public & Community

Block B1 County Hall, Taunton

Project Description

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

£2m, 2600m2 office refurbishment for Somerset County Council

Project Involvement

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.

Project Benefits

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