Services Design Associates were appointed by AQH Micklegate Developments Limited in respect to the development of new student accommodation within Sheffield.
The works were undertaken in two phases; the Edward Street development involved the construction of 449 apartments each comprising 3, 4 and 5 bed units and the Allen Street development comprising 131 apartments. In addition to the accommodation, the development includes a retail unit, common room and laundry facilities. Together the project had a construction value of circa £21M.
Initially SDA were appointed to deal with the reordering of services infrastructure on the former industrial sites in order to prepare them for development. SDA then prepared detailed performance specifications for the mechanical and electrical services. The works were tendered as design build contracts using a JCT contract.
SDA were then retained by the client to monitor and oversee design and installation of the mechanical and electrical services undertaking design reviews on the contractor’s proposals, attending site to assess the contractor’s performance and ensuring that works were progressed in line with the employer’s requirements.
At the completion of each phase SDA’s engineers attended site to witness commissioning and ensure that the relevant documentation, operating and maintenance manuals, building log books, testing and commissioning records etc. were provided in an appropriate format.
SDA assisted in the monitoring and evaluation of energy performance.