A new church and residential re-development in the vicinity of Canary Wharf.
We were extremely pleased to be invited to undertake this 4.5M project which was initially designed by MEP Consultants Max Fordham and Partners, but were unable to continue and carry out a further complete re-design due to other work load commitments. We were contacted by The Diocese of London and won the new design on a competitive basis.
The mechanical services proposal for the heating and ventilation is based on the very latest heat recovery equipment to most areas offering heat recovery between 70% and up to 90% within the main church area and incorporating air to air heat-exchange, between the supply and extract ventilation systems.
The ventilation systems would be ducted and attenuated to provide low internal and external noise levels in accordance with the current Building Regulations and The Chartered Institute of Building Services, Design Guides and Codes of Practice.
The heating of the both the church and residential areas will be via a combination of heat recovery ventilation/ low pressure hot water and under floor heating with all areas zoned and individually controlled.
The hot water services, for both the church and residential areas would be designed utilising a combination of gas fired boilers and roof mounted solar panels. Each system would serve either dedicated hot water cylinders incorporating - dual annular configuration heat-exchangers, and would provide part of the annual heating cost via a free sustainable energy source.
The electrical services proposal is well detailed and includes lighting, small power, fire detection, security and lightning protection. These systems take into account the changes made by the architects which forms part of the value engineering exercise. The specification of lighting luminaires in both the main body of the church and residential areas have been re-visited to seek alternatives in the constraints of the VE exercise but also the architecture.
The project was completed in November 2018.