Building services company Briggs and Forrester working with Morgan Sindall at University of Warwick

Seamless M&E integration for new maths facility at University of Warwick

M&E at University of Warwick new maths building

Our Engineering Services business will be providing Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) services for a project at the University of Warwick. Working with main contractor Morgan Sindall, the project is a new six-storey Mathematical Sciences building. Works also include an upgrade of the existing Energy Centre in order to support both the new and existing facilities. The M&E contract is valued at £6.8m.

The new building will include multi-use teaching spaces and individual study facilities, featuring a roof-level centralised plantroom. Two central cores will run through the building accommodating ancillary areas, WCs and lifts. A large central atrium area will bring a focal point to the design of the building.

In order to facilitate the build, and provide upgraded services to both the new and existing buildings, a number of existing HV/LV, district heating and chilled water diversions are necessary.

The new building features dedicated mechanical and electrical plantrooms which are fed from the remote Energy Centre. Embedded cooling pipes within the floor slabs, and cast-in services for electrical systems, help to ensure efficient energy use, improved comfort for occupants and a more aesthetic appearance.

Each floor has distributed mechanical and electrical services throughout the raised access floor including small power, lighting, displacement vent and pipework services. Other systems include rising busbars, smoke ventilation, BMS and underfloor heating.

A number of these specialist services will be integrated into the existing site-wide networks.

Work has recently started on site with a completion date due for July 2018.