new build apartments
This project is a new-build block of 98 apartments for Crawley Borough Council. Touch Building Services have fully designed and installed the complete M&E services for this project.
DESIGN & BUILD : MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES
Mechanical services include a central energy centre with a number of gas boilers and CHP plant. A bespoke cold-water tank and booster pump provide cold water throughout the building and each apartment contains a heat interface unit with individual heating and hot water generation. All plant is monitored and controlled by a bespoke BMS system.
Each apartment contains a heat recovery ventilation system, designed and installed by Touch Building Services. There are additional ventilation systems to plant areas and bin stores and lobby heating is provided by a DX air conditioning system.
Advanced metering systems monitor apartment energy use and GSM technology is used for reporting and pre-payment facilities.
An electrical LV distribution system has been provided to supply both the apartments and the landlord’s facilities, including lifts, lighting and life-safety systems.
Touch Building Services have provided a full access-control and security package to gain ‘Secure by Design’ status and this includes lift control, limitations on movement around communal areas and video door entry.
Apartments and common areas are protected by a fire detection and alarm package, working alongside both sprinklers and a passive automatic opening vent system to ensure smoke control.
Both internal and external lighting have been designed by Touch Building Services with a view to maintaining a safe and secure environment, whilst keeping costs as low as possible.