We are currently undertaking the MEP design of a very similar project Atrium court Bracknell, the similarities are as follows; The project is a refurbishment of a 9 floor an office block (Approx. 120,000 sq/ ft.) consisting of 6 floors of offices and 3 floors of below ground car parking and plant areas. The project is based in Bracknell.
The refurbishment consists of a number of floors being returned to Cat A, a number of floors being returned to shell and core for future fit out and the occupied floors remain untouched. The project is to be phased due to the in situ existing tenants.
The shell and core landlord areas are being refurbished including toilet and lobby areas and life safety systems. All of the works are to be undertaken in such a manner thus not to cause disruption to the existing tenants and maintain business as usual on the occupied floors. This has included providing temporary works solutions to enable occupied floors to remain live.
All of the life safety systems are being replaced within the building, the existing systems are to be retained on the occupied floors and the new installation on all other floors is to be interfaced to provide full coverage. A full mechanical and electrical main plant and infrastructure replacement is being carried out due to the age of the building.
Full validation of the existing plant and infrastructure is also being undertaken by others to ascertain the possibility of reuse or refurbishment. In addition to the main refurbishment there is a new build external Atrium to provide a new entrance and reception space. This project is being procured in a staged approach but fully designed.