The development saw the refurbishment of an existing hostel built in the 1950s, which was extended to include a total of 159 studio units and shared amenity spaces.
Integration was responsible for the full MEP and building services scope. The scheme features heat pumps for domestic hot water, separate heat pumps for heating as well as PV panels. The heat pumps were positioned on the ground floor to maximise the area on the rooftop for further shared spaces. With the pumps located in close proximity to the studio units, ensuring noise reduction was key. Large-capacity buffer vessels were deployed to collect and store energy during the day, allowing to reduce noise at night.
The building had an existing electrical substation which was kept operational while the new electrical sub-station was completed, allowing for a swift transition upon completion.
Integrating the existing structure with the new elements was key for a successful and timely delivery of this project. This was achieved through careful 3D coordination and the deployment of highly detailed BIM models.