Mechanical Package For The Welsh Ambulance Service Trust HQ
We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the mechanical package for the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust headquarters. The scope of the project will be the installation of a new HVAC system within the complete refurbishment of an existing office block.
The challenges the team face are both a tight schedule and an unforgiving building design, with large internal structural steel beams. These limit the ability to install ducting and an innovative solution was needed to be able to deliver the project.
Our work involves the installation of new heat recovery ventilation systems serving a number of open areas of the building such as the main office as well as smaller internal meeting rooms, ICT areas and the main atrium. The ventilation system will be supported by a highly efficient and flexible VRF system (Variable refrigerant flow).
Another smaller challenge for the team is incorporating the old system into the new. Small parts of the existing heating system will be retained, making use of the already installed and completely serviceable radiators, in some of the common areas. A new BMS system (Building management system) will also be installed to control the whole system.
We are thrilled to have secured another job with a key client in Read Construction and the whole Kimpton team will be working to bring the job in on time and budget.
The Welsh Ambulance Service Trust serves a population of 2.9 million people. According to their own website, they attend more than 250,000 emergency calls a year, over 50,000 urgent calls and transport over 1.3 million non-emergency patients to over 200 treatment centres throughout England and Wales.
They employ 2,576 people, 76% of which are operational – 1,310 on emergency duties and 693 on non-emergency and health courier services. That’s a big team to accommodate and their new HQ is central to their service.
It’s our role to ensure they move into their completely refreshed headquarters with as little disruption to their service as possible.
The project for the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust is another contract for Kimpton Energy Solutions within the emergency services sector, following on from our experience gained in the work for the £6.6m Merseyside Joint Command Centre.