Conversion of redundant Alliance & Leicester offices into a modern 120 bed hotel. Hotel included dining, conference and meeting facilities. The M&E services include comfort cooling to all rooms, heat recovery ventilation, power & data including the hotel management system and TV distribution.
The confines of the existing building structure, which was retained, meant that the building services design had to be imaginative in its concept as the original office use did not easily lend itself to the requirements of a modern hotel environment.
Renewable energy was a major consideration and was provided by air source heat pumps to meet 14% of the overall site use in accordance with Leicester City Councils planning policy at the time.
Duties: Full detail design and site monitoring.