FAREPlay Social Hub, Coatbridge

Project Description

A recently vacated industrial unit was considered for redevelopment and extension with the construction of a new mixed-use community facility for FARE Scotland (Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse).  The facility would comprise indoor sports halls, soft play area, café, offices and meeting rooms, community spaces, dance studio and back-of-house plant and storage space.

In developing the outline building services strategies for this project, we prepared a package of engineering sketch proposals and an accompanying narrative report.  We explored opportunities to reduce the energy consumption and maintenance activities for the development, and thereby to reduce the running costs to the FARE Scotland social enterprise.

Our input covered the following systems, and ensured the project costs were comprehensive and appropriate for detailed board review:

  • hot and cold water services
  • space heating
  • ventilation
  • solar PV electricity generation
  • cable containment
  • LV distribution
  • small power and data
  • internal and external lighting
  • emergency lighting
  • fire detection and alarm
  • WC alarm call systems
  • intruder detection and alarm
  • CCTV
  • lightning protection
  • telecommunications

The scheme has not yet been implemented while other other sites are being considered, however, it is anticipated that our outline building services strategies will be carried forward and adapted to an alternative site.

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