Sector: Education

UWE Wallscourt Park Student Residences

Project Description

Wallscourt Park provides living accommodation for 570 students, distributed over five accommodation blocks. The blocks have a range of floor arrangements and heights

The buildings include bedrooms, en-suite and shared bathroom facilities, communal living areas, laundry facilities, amenity areas,accessible living quarters and a Student Union common room

Utility infrastructure provides new LV switchroom and distribution, extension of the site water main to all the blocks, and gas provision to the main energy centre and laundry

BMS controls are integrated into the existing site-wide system Extensive electric, gas, water and heat metering is linked to the UWE data collection network

Heating by centralised plant, incorporating gas fired boilers with future CHP provision, interfaces to a district heating network

All blocks include fire and security systems, and structured cabling installations

All occupied areas in buildings are naturally ventilated

£18m high quality town houses & flats providing student accommodation within walking distance of the UWE library, lecture theatres and Student Union

Project Involvement

SDS appointed by Interserve to design and specify the internal and external mechanical and electrical building services systems

Provided communal energy centres with district heating systems. The energy centres were designed as modular units to maximise efficiency on part load performance and allow for future site expansion. Cascade modulating control systems, using heat load control to optimise efficiency were adopted with variable demand driven pumps

Close liaison with the project management, architects and structural engineers designing to a cost plan, including value engineering to co-ordinate the development, and to determine,
analyse and manage risk

Project Benefits

Integration and co-ordination of the services across the whole site

Load calculation to enable sizing of CHP requirements

Services designed to meet the UWE Design Guides and building regulations

Design in Revit coordinated to remove the risk of clashes

Liaison with University representatives to establish lessons learnt from previous works and understand requirements of this scheme

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