The University of Sheffield required that Halifax Hall was “sympathetically refurbished to retain many of its original 19th century features but also to provide state of the art conference equipment and flexible space with a selection of small and large meeting rooms”
This project involved refurbishment of part of a building to form a new conference centre. The area to be refurbished comprised a Victorian residence together with a 1960’s extension previously used as a bar. The project comprised the provision of new and modifications to the existing mechanical and electrical services to allow this new facility to function to meet the demands of the University.
The building is now occupied by University staff, students and members of the general public and has been very well received. The mechanical services that SDA designed included space heating, ventilation, comfort cooling, heating, domestic water services, and automatic controls to provide complete mechanical services installation. The electrical service design included modifications, and enhancement to the lighting systems, emergency lighting, a WC disabled distress alarm, data and telecoms and fire alarm systems.