Sector: Education

Plymouth Studio School

Project Description

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.

A new studio school offering academic excellence focusing on employment in the sport, leisure, tourism, hospitality and event management

Project Involvement

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

Project Benefits

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.

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