Client: GMI Construction Project: Carlton Hill PBSA Scheme Project Value: £2.75m Project Scope: Mechanical Services Installation Project Manager: Paul Davies
Kimpton are on site with this project which has been a full design and build. We are delivering the mechanical services to the 600 bed student accommodation scheme, which includes Air Sourced Heat Pumps (ASHP), installation of new Plant Room, domestic water services, above ground drainage and VRF installations to student areas.
The work for the project includes all of the mechanical and plumbing services across the site. This includes incoming water supplies (From Water meter). Provision and installation of cold water storage tanks and booster Sets along with boosted cold water distribution.
We’re also delivering the domestic hot water generation and distribution, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Q-Ton Air Source Heat Pump plant and tanks. These units were purchased by GMI and held by ourselves well before work commenced on the project n order to beat a price increase due to happen imminently. You can read about that in this news article.
Within the 27 accessible en-suite bathrooms, we’re delivering the sanitary ware and then in the work spaces, sanitary ware for the cleaners sinks and ground floor communal toilets.
The project also includes above ground drainage installation, which covers internal rainwater pipe installation, HDPE stacks with UPVC branch off stack.
There will be the addition of ventilation systems in student apartments plus overheating fans to kitchens and extraction to cooking areas.
For fire protection there is smoke ventilation, dry risers to feed the sprinklers with coverage to clusters, ground floor communal and ancillary areas, common corridors and stairs.
Most of the bathrooms, except the accessible units are POD style and we will be testing and commissioning all of these. Finally, there is space heating via electric heaters within apartments and BMS Controls – Including data collection from electric and water meters, to oversee and manage the entire system.
The project is being managed by Paul Davies from the Kimpton team, who also lead the recent project for Conington Road BTR scheme.
The project is ongoing and we will update the case study as it progresses.