Sector: Commercial

Crownhill Court, Plymouth

Project Description

Plymouth City Council are expanding capital investment to their existing property portfolio with the acquisition of this 1989 office building in Crownhill

Office facilities that are arranged accross four levels, lower ground, upper ground, first floor and roof plant room

The building will provide useable floor space for both council staff and respective tenants alike

SDS were initially appointed to provide pre-acquisition advice. Subsequently a concept and then developed design were provided to the client to enable the procurement of a refurbishment contract

Spaces include: Entrance Foyer/Reception Space, Catering Facilities/Kitchen, Office/Staff Areas, Fitness Suite, Multifunction/Training Room and Car Parking/Cycle Storage.

£6m refurbishment of office building for Plymouth City Council

Project Involvement

Modifications and improvements to the existing M&E systems

SDS have provided informed guidance on the mechanical and electrical engineering systems including; primary services infrastructure (gas, water, power, telecoms); primary plant; ventilation ductwork and plant; heating and cooling provisions; pipework systems (heating, gas, hot and cold water); air distribution terminals their placement and an assessment of their effectiveness; secondary electrical distribution; final electrical outlet provisions; lighting; life safety systems (fire alarm, disabled alarm); lifts and security provisions

SDS have made assessments of anticipated life expectancy of each system, its capacity and recommendations of essential works required

Provided a pre-acquisition survey was followed by a feasibility stage, providing input into a combined design team report, submitted to the client for further consideration

Pre-acquisition survey, concept and developed design along with participation in the production of the tender package.

Project Benefits

Provided recommendations of essential works required before occupation

Provide local and approachable advice on the existing engineering services enabling the client to reduce their overall budget and mitigate commercial risk

Co-ordination of the engineering services, with each other and with the building structure and fabric.