Scope: Mechnical and ventilation services and BMS

Client: Westleigh Developments

Contract Value: £800,000

Contract Length: 7 months

Completion: April 2015

westleigh-detailOak Court is the first Extra Care facility created by the East Midlands housing association emh homes and built by Westleigh Partnerships.

The affordable housing development numbers 50 dementia-friendly units of one and two bedroom apartments with communal amenity spaces across three storeys.

Oak Court is within a larger mixed tenure affordable housing development, providing homes for young couples and families plus ‘close care’ bungalows for older people with care needs.

Neil Shacklocks were contracted to supply and install the mechanical service based upon a design by Anderson Green Ltd.

The mechanical services consisted the complete installation of all above ground drainage (surface/foul), both residential/communal sanitary ware including level access shower trays, heating, hot and cold water pipework distribution including thermal insulation from a centralised plantroom, Air Conditioning/ventilation to both residential/communal areas.

The plantroom involved the installation of 2No gas fired boilers, 2No gas fired hot water generators, system expansion vessels, central heating and hot water circulation pumps, a twinwall flue system, a 9,000 litre cold water storage tank and a cold water booster pump set producing 6 litres per second at 3bar of cold water, and including a the necessary pipework/fittings/valves and foil faced phenolic foam pipework thermal insulation.

The whole of the plantroom was control by a Building Management System (BMS) control panel and loose field equipment.

1No Dry riser was installed from ground floor level to the 2nd floor, with landing boxes on each floor.