Sector: Commercial

Genesis Building, Plymouth

Project Description

4-storey 2,142m² £5m ERDF Urban Enterprise SIF funded, BREEAM excellent development in Plymouth for the Millfields Trust

Provides managed workspaces, with associated ancillary spaces, designed to deliver modern employment opportunities for local businesses and the community

State-of-the-art purpose built business centre, and modern office development arranged across four floors, finished to a high specification to provide 35 affordable office spaces with advanced infrastructure for start-ups, through to larger offices for developing businesses

Incorporating a number of flexible spaces including open plan office space, cellular offices, hot desking provision, shared reception, meeting facilities, cycle store, shower facilities and
lockers

Award winning £5m 4-storey state of the art business centre in the heart of Stonehouse, Plymouth for businesses to accelerate their growth and success

Project Involvement

Undertook the complete detailed design of the mechanical and electrical services for this development from initial feasibility through to full and detailed design

Throughout the project we were in dialogue with the client to understanding of their value drivers and site requirements

We assisted in establishing the client brief to achieve their sustainability and accessibility aspirations on a limited budget Agreed scope of mechanical and electrical systems and produced detailed design of heating, ventilation, lighting, emergency lighting, general power installation for flexible office space, IT provision, BMS, security and CCTV

Active participants in design team meetings and sustainability, accessibility, BREEAM, value and risk workshops

Communicated the finally agreed solutions in a clear and coherent manner within a detailed set of tender documents for constructor implementation

Project Benefits

Full engagement through all project stages from funding applications through to final building handover and commissioning

Co-ordination with the utilities provider to isolate and divert existing utilities, calculate building loads and arranged new incoming service provision

Undertook thermal and daylight modelling to provide strategic advice in relation to the building form, fabric and orientation

Provided our low carbon and building environmental expertise in order to deliver a sustainable building and realise a BREEAM Excellent rating, demonstrating environmentally friendly options for both the design and on-going operation of the building

Fully co-ordinated detailed design of M&E in Revit MEP Building information Model (BIM) with clash detection to co-ordinate the services with the building and structure.

Assisted in selecting the building services contractor, undertook analysis of tender returns and make recommendations to ensure best value for the works

Collate respective evidence to deliver Excellent BREEAM Environmental Assessment Award

Provision of additional support during the project with weekly site visits, communication and providing the Project Manager with regular updates to manage in order to assist in reducing the
extent of defects to the end user

Genesis won the Building Forum for Devon and Cornwall – ‘Building of the Year Award’, Abercrombie awards – ‘ Best New Building’ – RICS Awards – ‘Community Benefit’