Sector: Residential

St George’s House, Plymouth

Project Description

£3.5m sheltered accommodation development for the homeless

The accommodation comprises 46 bedrooms including a disabled provision, containing en-suite bathrooms, arranged in clusters of 6-9 units, each with a kitchen where residents can make
refreshments and prepare meals

The development has been designed to allow reversion to student accommodation featuring clusters of rooms and kitchens

Reception space, restaurant, activity spaces and a landscaped courtyard. The building incorporated 65 CCTV cameras, room infra-red panic alarm systems and security access control to each
room

It also contains an IT suite, a multi-purpose training room, laundry and drying room as well as a training kitchen, and communal dining area

The scheme features renewable energy by means of photo voltaic, solar hot water, air source heat pumps, high insulation

St George’s House was winner of The Large Schemes, Development of the Year Award at the national UK Housing Awards

Project Involvement

SDS were appointed to undertake the detailed M&E design

VRV cooling to all bedrooms, kitchen ventilation with DX cooling, laundry facilities, heating, general and emergency lighting, small
power and ancillary services inclusive of access control.

Project Benefits

An L1 level fire alarm system was incorporated in order to satisfy the Building Regulations and negate the need to incorporate expensive smoke damper systems on the ventilation system an
estimated saving of £15k.