The mechanical installation comprised of an entire new system, built around two new 150kw wall mounted boilers located in the purpose-built plantroom. These boilers provide heating to the domestic hot water cylinder. It was supported by a CHP unit to assist the boilers by recovering and supplying heat energy. A CHP System achieves this by pre-heating a buffer vessel, which then forms part of the return system back to the boilers.
A new cold water storage tank was also installed which provides the cold water supply throughout the building via a boosted pump unit which is located in the tank room.
The building is dvided up into smaller ‘apartments, known as ‘clusters’. Each of these clusters is ventilated through a standalone central extract unit located within each cluster. The fan is located within the cluster corridor at high level and is connected to each en-suite bathroom via low profile PVC flat ducting. New air conditioning has also been provided to the concierge desk, open plan workshop and the student gym in the basement.
We also completed the electrical works for the build. These consisted of the installation of a Main Switchboard and LV power distribution, Small Power, Lighting and Emergency Lighting, CCTV and Access systems, IT/Data installation, Fire Detection system and external lighting.
This project adds to a growing portfolio of works undertaken for Marcus Worthington and also adds to the vast list of student accommodation construction work carried out for the past number of years. On average Kimpton deliver a minimum of 1,000 student beds annually with each year seeing significant growth, the hope is that will continue well into the future and the company can continue providing the very best level of service for its customers.