Laura Mitchell House – Calderdale Hub

SDA were appointed by Interserve Construction under the P21+ framework to carry out the detailed design of mechanical and electrical services for a £5,000,000 new build mental health services outpatient hub to be constructed on an existing Trust site in the centre of Halifax.

SDA were involved in developing the brief for the project with the end users following an initial feasibility exercise carried out by the architectural team. As part of our remit, we undertook discussions with many different stakeholders from the Trust and workshop exercises to discuss individual stakeholders’ requirements and to present proposals to the varying stakeholders.

SDA then progressed the design of the project through the various work stages to achieve a completed design, together with documentation to allow the mechanical and electrical services to be competitively priced in accordance with the NHS P21+ framework requirements. SDA were subsequently appointed to advise Interserve on the works by their sub-contractors during the period on site, and to assist with further design development as the scheme progressed through the construction phase. The building was designed to meet the needs of multiple service users and also to address local authority requirements for renewable energy targets. As part of our works, we undertook feasibility works to investigate the potential to connect to a planned local district heating network, although this was not considered viable by the Trust. We also carried out a low carbon energy study to identify the optimum approach to meet the local authority requirements.

SDA also assisted in negotiations with statutory authorities for removal of services from site, and for provision of new incoming services. This included negotiation for removal of an existing sub-station within the development.

This project was awarded the CIOB, Committed to Construction in Humber & West Yorkshire, Project of the Year Award 2016.