HE Simm were responsible for the MEP works on the new 4 storey 3000m2 extension to an existing academic building and refurbishment to parts of the Chatham Building at the University of Liverpool, Management School.
The project consists of 2 phases. The first phase is a brand new extension to the existing building, which uses a variety of low carbon engineering solutions such as photovoltaics and solar hot water along with water saving cisterns and modulating control valves. The main source of heat is generated from the Universities central energy centre and is fed to the new building via a district heating main which is supplied by others. As part of our works we were responsible for the connection on to the district heating mains and providing heating around the building feeding VT and CT circuits, which supplements radiant panels, radiators, trench heaters, over door heaters and fan coil units. A chilled water system is also installed within the building providing air conditioning to various areas throughout the building. The building has energy saving LED lights installed throughout to help maintain the eco-friendly feel throughout the building. Fire alarm, security, high speed data and CCTV systems are also installed throughout the building.
We employed both mechanical and electrical apprentices for the duration of the scheme and over 90% of our workforce were from the local area.