Sector: Commercial

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture (CEFAS) HQ, Lowestoft

Project Description

New marine science headquarters with offices and laboratories for CEFAS, partnering with DEFRA to provide world class science to manage the marine and freshwater environment

The 3-storey new modern office building with laboratory facilities will create a leading centre for applied science for over 450 research scientists and support staff

The project consists of phased demolition, refurbishment and new build to ensure continuous operation of the existing facilities and smooth transition to the new facilities

SDS have been appointed to carry out detailed design of the building services for Phase 1, the new 3-storey office facility

New £16m headquarters to provide world class science to manage marine and freshwater environment

Project Involvement

Detailed survey, design and planning of ventilation plant room to accommodate enhanced specification air plant within constrainedplant room space

Detailed design of building mechanical and electrical engineering services including full production of detailed design information in Revit MEP to inform the Building Information Model, thermal model, daylight model and low and zero carbon study Load estimates and infrastructure review and site diversions to accommodate the works

Full and detailed design of building mechanical and electrical engineering services including general and emergency lighting, small power and ancillary services inclusive of access control, CCTV, and communication systems

Designed to optimise the opportunity for passive cooling and ventilation, negating the need for mechanical cooling infrastructure in all but the ICT hubs.

Project Benefits

3D Revit modelling of services installation

Collaborative approach resulting in an integrated MEP design with the building Architecture and Structure Surveyed existing services to avoid disruption by unforeseen services

The open plan office space will benefit from a hybrid ventilation system, utilising passive ventilators to provide fresh air and passive cooling when required, with a mechanical boost to supplement the natural ventilation strategy

Controls configured to operate over the CEFAS data network.