SDS were appointed by the University of Exeter to produce a conceptual design to convert two existing rooms into a facility to accommodate the Exeter Time Resolved Magnetism (EXTREMAG) team
We produced a full set of conceptual requirements, captured within both drawing and report formats, to communicate clearly the proposed mechanical and electrical requirements
The initial concept layout was based on the client’s outline ideas, which were communicated through a series of end-user workshops
The overall project included phased, time critical work, enabling activities to vacate the rooms before the design and pre-construction duties could begin.
Full visual surveys to understand the existing mechanical and electrical systems, and the space required for the proposed new services
Access control and door entry system interlock with laser shields to provide safety measures against harmful lasers
Specialist laboratory gas systems were included to the requirements of the end-users
Careful design of ventilation systems to provide close temperature control and fresh air to the below ground rooms
All other mechanical and electrical systems and provisions, to provide a fully fitted-out, functional and comfortable workspace.
Report produced, detailing all systems and services, including how they connected or interfaced with the existing systems
Clear conceptual drawings provided easy understanding of the extent of our mechanical and electrical proposals
An early cost plan allowed the university to plan and consider any required value engineering to prevent the project from exceeding allocated budgets
All major technical and financial project risks were recorded and monitored throughout the design allowing management of risks
Preliminary builder’s work information was provided to the building team for their early consideration
Space planning around plant and equipment requiring future maintenance was our priority to ensure safe and easy access
Building Regulation and industry standard documents were referenced to provide compliant proposals.