The Mechanical and Electrical design services for the new £1m feature reception block included dynamic modelling to achieve a natural ventilation strategy. Initially the Architect wanted to use high level openings to allow for natural ventilation and control potential overheating, after some consideration we advised high and low level openings to promote a stack effect. We proved that this would work using Hevacomp Dynamic Simulator to create an accurate building model and calculate airflows and total hours experienced at peak temperatures.
We provided LTHW heating by air to water heat pumps units which provided heating to the building via underfloor heating. The building is controlled via a central BMS system complete with weather compensation, metering of general lighting and power.
Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers were appointed to deliver the Mechanical and Electrical design services working on behalf of N&P, a local based contractor for St Luke’s Church of England Primary School in Manchester. The scheme itself was part of a larger framework for our company in which another 5 schools were designed and built.
For the Mechanical works, the design included Radiant panels to provide a safe working environment, Hot & Cold water services throughout, and Mechanical & Natural Ventilation Strategies. For the Electrical works, the design included the Lighting design, Small Power, Fire Alarm Systems and Security.
Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers have undertaken the design co-ordination role for the updates to Sheffield Hallam University. The STEM Project includes the refurbishment of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics buildings. Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers are ensuring co-ordination between a separate Mechanical Contractor and Electrical Contractor.