SDS were appointed as the consultants tasked with the responsibility of the conversion of an existing microbiology laboratory into approximately 800m2 of general office space.
We developed a close working relationship with the client, Taunton NHS Trust, and with the architects Kendall Kingscott.
Our services involved full mechanical and electrical services design.
A survey of the existing building services was completed.
Collaborated on developing the design with the client and team.
Attended design and construction phase meetings, together with site inspections.
The heating type for this refurbishment involved gas boilers and radiators.
Natural ventilation for the most part was used with extract fans from the WCs.
The existing air conditioning was upgraded Lighting was supplemented with LED fittings with automatic daylight dimming and user override control.
Access control and data wiring infrastructure was provided.
Installation of Category 7 data cabling for future proofing, in line with NHS requirement.
Designed successfully within the constraints of a tight budget.