Vulcan Works, Northampton

Architect: Purcell

Currently working with Purcell to renovate and convert an existing disused Victorian shoe and leather factory into creative workshops with a working tannery and research facility at its heart. Retention of existing facades and structure are an important factor. Secondary steelwork frames were designed around the main factory areas of the building to allow for large amounts of M&E services to be distributed in these areas, whilst retaining the existing timber trusses and maintaining the integrity of the existing heritage without damage or increased structural loading.

Duties: Full M&E detail design.

Derby Council House Reconfiguration, Derby

Client: Derby City Council

Reconfiguration of prestigious council offices to enable Derby Library to be relocated into the council offices. Project included the creation of new meeting rooms and major reconfiguration of offices to create new office space for Department of Work and Pensions. The work included very careful alterations to existing central ventilation and cooling plant whilst not upsetting the fine balance through the building. This was particularly challenging because the existing building was mainly open plan, with our work creating more cellularised and segregated space for security and acoustic reasons.

Duties: Full detail design to Stage 4, reviewing contractors site works and witnessing of commissioning.

Cambridge Research Park Office Development, Cambridge

BEC completed the full electrical design for the development of new research facility at Cambridge Research Park. The project included the provision of three separate units, Y1, Z1 and Z2, which were completed in different phases. Unit Z1 and Z2 are specific office block developments whilst unit Y1 consisted of a large warehouse area with associated two-story office development which was highly serviced with research and test areas.

Duties: Full detail design of electrical services.

Sky Offices, Leeds

Creating offices in three adjacent buildings to provide working space for around 400 employees at Sky. A challenging project that not only required the ventilation and lighting zones to be very slim to allow a mezzanine to be installed, but also working for the M&E contractor under very tight timescale to deliver a successful project on time.

Duties: Full detail design for the M&E contractor, including thermal modelling to ensure the building performed as intended with such a high level of occupancy.

McCann Erickson, Birmingham

The project was to expand the offices into an existing pitched roof space.

Due to the building being expanded by a considerable proportion the challenge was to design the new services around the existing limited spare capacity. In addition, expanding into an area with very low floor to ceiling height limited the scope for M&E services being installed at high level, so the majority was installed in the eaves.

Duties: Full detail design including thermal modelling and natural ventilation modelling.

Martin House, London

Existing office refurbishment to a CAT A standard. The project included new lighting, power, fire alarm, ventilation and chilled water air conditioning systems.

Duties: Services provided included full detail design, site supervision and commission witnessing.