AWA were appointed by Chigwell School to undertake the design for the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health services for the new Sixth Form College at Chigwell School. Named The Risham Sarao Sixth Form Centre in memory of a former student the college comprises of new classrooms, central study area, social cafe, seminar rooms, offices, kitchen and associated facilities.
All M&E services were designed to utilise the latest low energy services and incorporate passive energy building techniques, LED lighting, low energy heating and cooling systems and heat recovery ventilation.
Dynamic modelling software was used to analyse the buildings performance throughout the year which enabled the selection of the Air Source Heat Pumps to match the heating and cooling load as closely as possible to ensure peak performance and minimise energy use.
Overall the project included heating and cooling, domestic hot and cold water services and mechanical ventilation. The detailed design of the electrical services included electrical distribution & metering, general & emergency lighting, general power, lightning protection, fire and security, external lighting, and security & communications, as well as the electrical services associated with the mechanical installation.
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