Hanover House, Manchester
The Co-op and Hermes Investment Management, Construction Value - £34M
To be completed in 2018, the Grade II listed former Hanover House forms part of Project Noma and will provide 91,000 sq.ft. of Grade A office accommodation, and 18,000 sq.ft. of high quality retail space to the ground floor areas.
The Building will achieve BREEAM Very Good accreditation and incorporates low energy solutions including downflow units served from cooling towers connected to an energy loop.
Electrical services including high efficient LED lighting throughout with intelligent control. A particular challenge was developing a suitable lighting solution for the six storey listed atria, which was initially simulated using lighting modelling software to underwrite the design.
The Watson Building, Liverpool
Regent Capital, M&E Value - £4M
Completed in 2015 the Grade II Listed Watson Building now provides almost 75,000 sq. ft. of flexible new Grade A office space and was created by significantly extending the existing envelope of the building located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre as part of a £16.5M refurbishment scheme.
On completion, the scheme was certified with the BREEAM accreditation of Very Good and meets the latest guidance for British Council for Offices Developments. The completed development incorporates a modular under-floor power distribution, four pipe fan coil unit heating and cooling and heat recovery ventilation to serve the eight stories of accommodation. The upgraded layout was designed to meet an enhanced occupancy of 1:6 sq. m. making it suitable for Head Office and Business Support functions.
St Paul's Place, Sheffield
Overbury, M&E Value - £250k
Futureserv provided detailed MEP design to support the development to Floors 8 & 9 at 3 St Paul’s Place, Sheffield. Located in the heart of the City, the high specification offices were designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent and is the first commercial office in Sheffield to achieve an SKA Gold Rating.
A state of the are VRF heat pump system provides heating and cooling and a central air handling plant distributes fresh air to the space, the lighting is equipped with day light control and all systems are compliant with current British Council for Offices (BCO) standards.
Godwin Street, Bradford
Regent Capital, M&E Value - £2M
The part new build, part refurbishment of Godwin Street, Bradford will deliver close to 40,000 sq.ft. of Grade A office accommodation in Bradford City Centre on a pre-let basis. The building forms an extension to the Provident Financial Headquarters facility, and will be accredited with BREEAM Very Good certification on completion during 2018.
The development is mechanically ventilated and cooled and intelligent LED lighting solutions have been incorporated throughout. The building also includes a gymnasium, catering kitchen, restaurant, meeting spaces and break-out facilities.
The conversion from a former retail output included significant thermal envelope improvements which were requested to meet the tenants social and corporate aspirations.
The Department, Liverpool
Lewis LLP, M&E Value - £4.5M
The Department commercial space forms the commercial element of the redevelopment of the hugely important Lewis’s Building in Liverpool. The project was completed during 2015 and now delivers almost 100,000 sq.ft. of Grade A office space designed to meet BREEAM Very Good and the latest British Council for Offices specification.
The Engineers at Futureserv developed an innovative under floor cooling system which allowed the Architect to retain the high quality exposed ceilings within the building which were highlighted using suspended architectural lighting.
No. 3 Hardman Square, Manchester
CBRE, M&E Value - £1.5M
Completed during 2015, Futureserv delivered the design of the refurbishment to the 8th Floor of No.3 Harman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester.
The area had previously been the subject of an intensive Cat B fitout with kitchen, restaurant, break-out spaces and conference rooms and the requirement was to revert the space back to its original Cat A concept ready for relet.
The appointment required Futureserv Engineers to interrogate the original As Fitted information, compare this with the live installation and then find the most efficient manner to return the Building Services to their original intent whilst ensuring all other floors within the building remained in operation.
Royal London Asset Management, M&E Value - £3.5M
The new Fabrica office development on Great Ancoats Street, Manchester was completed in 2012 by GalifordTry at a cost of £12.5M providing over 21,000 sq.ft. of Grade A office accommodation over five floors. The floors are arranged to be tenanted separately and the Building Services solutions are designed to allow this to facilitate this with the minimum of inconvenience.
A state of the art VRF heat pump system provides heating and cooling in conjunction with central air handling plant to distributes fresh air to the space. The installed lighting is equipped with day light control with all systems compliant with current British Council for Offices (BCO) standards. The building was awarded a BREEAM 'Excellent' accreditation on completion.
Pall Mall Court, Manchester
GVA, M&E Value - £1.5M
One of Manchester’s most iconic buildings- the 11-storey office structure on King Street recently required the total replacement of its failing cooling infrastructure. The building was subject to a comprehensive refurbishment during the early 2000’s, however the chilled water generating equipment located on the roof of the upper tower roof had not fared well.
Our Engineers needed to find a way to remove the existing dilapidated chillers from the roof, some 40m above street level and replace them with new high efficiency units and complete the hydraulic and control works prior to the cooling season recommencing.
Working closely with J. Fletcher Engineers, a local engineering specialist contractor the project was delivered successfully and also coordinated into the replacement roof works that were planned to take advantage of access that was made available by the removal of the original chiller plant.
Office Refurbishment, Chorley
During 2016 Futureserv undertook the MEP design for the refurbishment of an existing 65,000 sq. ft. office block for a global information technology provider in Chorley, Lancashire.
The project included installation of high efficiency LED lighting with automatic controls, mechanical supply & extract ventilation, building management controls systems and the introduction of air conditioning to negate the effects of overheating from high-density occupation.
A major project challenge was to design efficient solutions which could be introduced into an existing building which is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.