The refurbishment of the ‘heart space’ of the Rother Valley campus. RWA’s commission was to provide a performance specification for the mechanical and electrical services and provide a watching brief on behalf of the client.
|Rotherham College of Arts & Technology|
|Location:||Dinnington, South Yorkshire|
|Services:||Building Services – Education, higher education|
|Main Contact:||Robert Hutton|
Robert Whetham Associates were commissioned by Halliday Meecham Architects Technology to undertake the outline design of the mechanical & electrical services in connection with the refurbishment of Rother Valley Campus new ‘Heart Space’.
Post tender RWA were commissioned directly by Rotherham College of Arts and Technology to provide a watching brief, provide advice and monitor the contractors design to ensure that it was line with all current standards, building regulations, good codes of practice and our performance specification documentation.
The solution provided a ‘heart space’ where students could meet and socialise and also quiet areas and IT facilities were provided where students could study.
We took an innovative approach and provided guidance to the contractor to assist them in their design based on our experience on numerous other college projects, we integrated decorative and functional LED lighting & smart controls, natural ventilation by means of ‘wind catchers’ and night time cooling by means of automatic openable skylights.
The running costs were vastly reduced by implementation of the wind catchers, the night time cooling strategy and the LED lighting c/w smart controls.