Sector: Health Care

Launceston Medical Centre

Project Description

Detailed design of Mechanical and Electrical Services for the refurbishment and major extension of the Launceston Medical Centre

A new two storey extension and alterations to the existing building to allow for 10 additional consulting rooms, larger waiting area, a new entrance to the dispensary and a staff training / meeting room

A new healthcare hub offering much needed space for patients and healthcare professionals

Project Involvement

Detailed spatial co-ordination in a highly serviced building

Pro-active advice on the engineering requirements of the Health Technical Memorandum and Health Building Notes

3D Revit modelling of services installation

Careful luminaire selection and lighting controls to maximise the benefits of the natural daylight provision

Collaborative approach resulting in an integrated MEP design with the building Architecture and Structure

Consideration was given to the difficulties associated with space and access for services

Co-ordination of services to specialist scientific engineering equipment, specialist laboratory equipment, and specialist ICT services

Cost effective design of services to meet client specifications

Design to achieve BREEAM Very Good

Efficient MEP systems and controls that offer reliability and ease of maintenance

Specified lower energy LED luminaire replacement with daylight controls to reduce latent lighting heat gains aiding thermal comfort within spaces

Early identification of the spatial challenges posed with the proposed location enabled a collaborative approach to successfully resolution in a timely manner without affecting the programme, and avoided ongoing abortive work

The building uses super insulated well sealed construction methods, using ventilation heat recovery systems for ventilation and heating in localised areas only

Project Benefits

Security design provided to enhance security to the site with CCTV cameras protecting the perimeter and key entry positions, with access control system to secure areas

Hot and cold-water supplies to refurbished welfare facilities

Replacement heat emitters and to the refurbished area, with improved controls for reduced energy consumption

Out of hours building and property protection through the use of automatic intruder detection and alarm systems

LED luminaires in all areas

Extend existing fire alarm detection and sounder coverage to include the extension

SDS carried out the detailed design for the project including all schedules and calculations to enable the client’s technical advisor to review and approve the detailed design

Develop energy strategies to meet planning requirements and achieve a minimum EPC rating of B

SBEM calculations and EPC for the new build extension

Provision of systems to accommodate people with additional needs including transportation systems, alarms systems, assisted bathing and audible and visual alarms

Load estimates and infrastructure review and site diversions to accommodate the works

Developed external lighting proposals to facilitate safe vehicular and pedestrian movement around the site, and to reflect the wider lighting strategy for the overall development of the site

SDS were appointed to undertake the Stage 4a design. The MEP component was fully designed in 3-D using Revit platform.