Sector: Education

Cross Keys Commercial Kitchen & Social Space Refurbishment, University of Exeter

Project Description

The Cross Keys part of the North Cloisters building on St Luke’s campus at the University of Exeter provides an exciting, vibrant place to study, meet, eat and drink.

High quality commercial kitchen, café and multi-purpose seating   area for use by University of Exeter and external clients.

Increase in existing plan area and kitchen capacity, forward thinking, creative space which is ‘on-brand’ with the University of Exeter’s offering a space that can provide a mix of catering, social and informal study space.

Existing plant was fully stripped out and replaced with brand new equipment.

£1.8m refurbishment at The Cross Keys building on St Luke’s campus providing an exciting, vibrant place to study, meet, eat and drink

Project Involvement

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.

Worked closely with a multi-discipline design team responsible for the delivery of the designs that required detailed co-ordination to achieve the interior designers vision.

Thermal overheating analysis to develop ventilation strategies for a densely populated space.

Space heating improvement through the use of VRF heat recovery with existing LTHW heating reconfigured to serve the kitchen air handling unit heating coil.

Hot and cold water supplies to kitchen specialist requirements.

Introduction of an intelligent automatic control system to regulate and monitor overall energy usage.

Detailed lighting scheme to achieve the appropriate visual aesthetic.

Project Benefits

Smart intelligent controls allowing the client to track and log energy usage as well as regulate and monitor HVAC plant and systems.

Detailed spatial co-ordination in a highly serviced building.

3D Revit modelling of services installation.

Careful detailed design and installation to ensure no damage to building fabric of historic significance occurred.

Careful luminaire selection to ensure good colour rendering and lighting controls to maximise the benefits of the natural daylight provision Carried out full thermal modelling, annual energy estimates, overheating compliance.

Cost effective design of services to meet client specifications carried out in fast track design programme.

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