Plymouth Studio School is a new project built by contractor Kier, on the University of St Mark & St Johns campus with EFA funding and build requirements
This £3.7m project of 1900m2 will accommodate 100 students at its opening in September 2015 expanding to 300, 14 and 19 year-olds, in the coming years
Learning will be related to employment opportunities in sport, leisure and tourism and hospitality and event management.
SDS carried out the detailed design of the mechanical and electrical services for this EFA development from initial feasibility through preparation of performance brief to final
delivery of the design
Site surveys were undertaken to identify necessary disconnections and services rerouting
Initial energy modelling for compliance verification and thermal modelling for overheating analysis
Daylight modelling was carried out to EFA standards to provide strategic guidance on the building form, fabric and orientation
The requirements of school FFE were identified in the delivery of the final design
Scope of the mechanical and electrical systems for the detailed design of the heating, ventilation, lighting, emergency lighting, power, IT provision, BMS, security and CCTV
Active participants in design team meetings and sustainability, accessibility, BREEAM, value and risk workshops
Prepared detailed tender documents to clearly communicate solutions to the contractor
Close dialogue with the client, throughout the project, to understand their business and value drivers and site requirements
Assisted in establishing the client brief to achieve their sustainability and accessibility aspirations
Primary services distribution run in Revit MEP to coordinate services within the structure eliminating construction coordination risks
Supported client engagement meetings to gain a full understanding of proposed mechanical and electrical systems.