Sector: Industrial & Manufacturing

Hayle Marine Business Park, Hayle

Project Description

Appointed by Cornwall Council to design the building mechanical and electrical engineering services for the proposed Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park

The £6.1m development is on a 1.4 Ha site offering 2,600m² multitenancy commercial workspace including offices, workshops, storage units, exhibition space and parking with potential for a
further 800m² of space

The work supported CDC’s ERDF funding bid and developing the M&E strategy to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Business Park with work, office and exhibition space, built to strengthen Cornwall’s growing marine renewables sector

Project Involvement

SDS were active participants in design team meetings and sustainability, accessibility, BREEAM, value and risk workshops, assisting in establishing the brief. We communicated the final
agreed solutions in a clear and coherent manner within a detailed Stage 0 report

Assisted the project team establish the brief for building services, and developed a Stage 0 report for agreement.

Detailed the mechanical and electrical systems options for the scheme, estimating the implications on space, time and budget and any associated risks

Modelled the proposed energy strategy to ensure the concepts achieved the BREEAM aspirations of the scheme

Extensive photovoltaic arrays were put forward in the concept proposals maximising use of the extensive roof

Load estimates were prepared and initial discussions held with the Statutory Authorities for new incoming gas, electrical and water supplies to service the site in addition to superfast
broadband and surf telecom infrastructure

We produced an indicative building engineering scope of works, and discussed impact of services on the architectural design, services infrastructure and energy management strategy

Project Benefits

Load calculations for electricity, gas and water usage by building type, reviewing existing provision and planning infrastructure for the site, commenting on avoidance of future development areas

Site wide pre-insulated district heating main from centralised boiler to the tenancy areas

Initial energy modelling to ensure achieving mandatory BREEAM credits for energy and advising on likely credit outcome

Preparing initial mechanical and electrical proposals for the development discussing likely systems to be utilised by building type

Identify mechanical and electrical design and specification issues to assist in achieving a sustainable building and meet BREEAM excellent accreditation

Discussion on low and zero carbon technologies that were suitable for adoption on the site

Identify the likely Building Control requirements

Provide input to the risk register

Initial order of mechanical and electrical costs for the overall budget plan, including project specificity and renewable costs (access controls, craned provision, centralised heat source,
biomass installation)

Recommending daylight modelling was carried out to maximise the available daylighting using roof lights, in conjunction with daylight dimming and zonal control incorporating user and
automatic control systems

Recommend thermal modelling to enable façade engineering to identify brie solei, solar control and reduced areas significantly lowering construction costs, and necessity for environmental
conditioning

Designs, specifications and drawings developed to achieve BREEAM credits and assessment.