This project involved the installation of services into a Grade II listed property on the inner circle of Regents Park. Requiring refurbishment to the highest level, it included family accommodation, staff accommodation, a swimming pool and commercial kitchen. In addition, the cooling plant needed to be renewed. This was remote to the main property at the lodge building and required the replacement of interconnecting buried pipework.
The project consisted of the complete replacement and upgrade of all mechanical and public health services; the works included:
This project was uniquely complex because the majority of the main plant – air, water and electrical – was located in the basement area of the property. Distribution had to be carefully integrated into the walls and floors.
Because a standard approach of using 2D drawings with sectional views was not a practical solution, we carried out detailed surveys of the building including floor, ceiling and wall voids. We then fed this information back to our drawing / coordination department, using Revit and Navis works technology. This meant our engineers could view a number of different options for the services installation and then carry out the most suitable option.
Using 3D technology had another benefit; it allowed us to create an accurate planned preventative maintenance plan for future upkeep. We were able to plot the positions of vital valves and dampers and liaised with the design team to locate discreet access panels for ease of maintenance.
The planned works could easily create a lot of disruption to the building. To minimise this, we implemented bespoke routing and fixing methods. We took extra care of the listed finishes by carefully removing them during the works and then replacing them once the services had been installed.