We can provide crucial advice to property owners and construction companies in Manchester by carrying out a condition survey. The survey produces information on the condition of the building and any maintenance requirements. We advise on the best way to proceed with the building with clear costings.
For prospective Manchester property purchasers or tenants, we provide a full appraisal of services within a building. Based on our findings, we make recommendations for any improvements with a clear outline of costs. This information is crucial to whether a sale or tenancy goes ahead.
As RISQS approved consultants we have demonstrated a commitment to providing a high-quality building services engineering consultancy to the rail industry. A RISQS certification gives rail industry buyers confidence that we are approved, compliant and capable in providing building services specifically to their sector.
We carry out mechanical and electrical service checks on work that has been done by other contractors on buildings across the Manchester region. The service check includes reporting on the status of essential services such as lighting, ventilation, lifts and so on. The client is presented with a comprehensive analysis and design check of installed services.
Industry-leading mechanical and electrical design services
Since its inception, Robert Whetham Associates has been focused on offering industry-leading mechanical and electrical design services.
Mechanical and electrical design services include decisions on the installation and flow of heating, power supply and distribution, telecoms and broadband, IT, access systems, ventilation and so on. Each element of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure is co-dependent so it is essential that the design of mechanical and electrical services takes into account all aspects and how they interact.
Without fully understanding what the client wants it is impossible to deliver a successful end result. From a clear understanding of a client’s vision, we are able to design mechanical and electrical services that bring a building to life. Mechanical and electrical design specifications for buildings differ considerably. What matters for one client may not be important to another. This could be down to the purpose of the building or the design-led elements that create the ambience and ‘feel’.
In the design stage of mechanical and electrical services, it is also essential that due consideration is given to scalability. The use of a building often changes so being able to scale up or down without too much additional cost and time needs to be considered within the initial design. This includes being able to close off sections of the building for a period of time, or selling or letting them to other buyers or tenants.
In pursuing our reputation for industry-leading mechanical and electrical design services, we have been privileged to work on several key projects.
North West Ambulance Services
For the North West Ambulance Service, we provided a resilient standby power arrangement that improved an ambulance centre’s fight against closure due to power failures. Our designs also created a people-friendly centre that has flexibility for future expansion.
We carried out a detailed design of a warehouse and office development for the Venus 217 site on Knowsley Industrial and Business Park. We were appointed after construction had begun so we were working under particularly tight deadlines. The result was an energy-efficient building delivered on time and to a budget that benefited from low energy technology including solar panels.
British Car Auctions
British Car Auctions (BCA) commissioned Robert Whetham Associates to provide mechanical and electrical services on the construction of new buildings at their Manchester Belle Vue site. We introduced modular ‘plug and play’ lighting connections and a range of renewable and sustainable technologies including photovoltaic panels that met local authority energy targets.