HVSDA have over 25 years experience in electrical building services systems including power distribution, lighting, data, alarms and monitoring systems, call systems, sound and audio systems.

Our experience with power systems covers both low voltage and high voltage distribution. We focus upon designs using sound engineering principles to provide safe and robust solutions. All of our designs consider energy efficiency and sustainability.

Our electrical designs create building services that are secure and pleasant for the end users and cost effective for our clients.

Our experience of working with clients, end users and contractors, together, during the surveying, design and construction stages benefits the design and life cycle costings of our project.

We work proactively with our clients to understand and develop briefs to get to the core of the project objectives. We then incorporate these into contemporary, creative and solid designs that work for all users of the building.  We implement checks to monitor the development of the design to meet the needs of the brief.  We actively participate in the commissioning process to ensure that the building services systems operation meets the design intent and that systems are set up to function in accordance with user requirements.

SDA’s traditional strength is in developing the design of the engineering systems, however, we are equally competent in developing scheme designs and performance specifications where the procurement regime calls for this.  Our experience of the detailed design process allows us to effectively monitor design work undertaken by others.  Our performance specifications are tailored to each project to ensure that the requirements of the brief are communicated to those undertaking the detailed design process.

Increasingly we also undertake the role of technical advisor, providing strategic and detailed advice to Clients on projects where schemes and designs are developed by others, particularly projects using public finance or framework arrangements for procurement.

Our understanding of engineering systems allows us to assist in the diagnosis of operational problems, reviews of operating efficiency, system condition reviews, development of maintenance strategies and risk analysis.

Records of costs relating to electrical services projects allows us to provide accurate and reliable cost advice on all aspects of engineering services to assist in planning of projects and control of expenditure as projects proceed, up to the agreement of final project values.

As the privatisation of public utilities has led to an increased complexity in arranging for suitable infrastructure development, we have developed our services to arrange and plan development of utility infrastructure for projects on both new and existing sites.  This service includes identifying existing infrastructure and dealing with removals, and also provision of new infrastructure.


Related Projects

Lockoford Lane Automotive Facility at Chesterfield College

The project included the refurbishment of two existing car dealerships in Chesterfield, in order to create new automotive workshops and teaching facilities for the College.

Linear Accelerator LA4 Refurbishment

SDA were appointed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, to carry out a feasibility study for the refurbishment of three existing Linear Accelerator bunkers and were then appointed to carry out the detailed design for the refurbishment of Linear Accelerator LA4.

Aylesbury Vale Station

SDA carried out the design of the mechanical and electrical services for the  construction of a new station building, platform

Cricklewood Walkway & Gantry Lighting

The provision of a Form B Submission and design for a new gantry and walkway lighting at Cricklewood Station and the conversion of the existing temporary lighting to a permanent standard.

Network Rail Stabling Facilities

SDA were appointed to undertake the detailed design of oil storage delivery and dispensing facilities throughout the south of England.

University of Sheffield Infrastructure Replacement

SDA were appointed to replace outdated high voltage switchgear and to improve the resilience of the electrical network, as a whole, so as to improve supply reliability and meet the needs of the University's extensive research facility.

St Luke’s Hospice

SDA have specific experience of designing services for palliative care and geriatric units.