Client: Qinetiq Portsdown

Principle Contractor: Volker Fitzpatrick

Services Consultant: BakerHicks

Architect: Scott Brown RICS

Value: £7Million Mechanical & Electrical

W M Building Services were responsible for the design development and installation of mechanical, electrical and plumbing services to provide a new office and testing facility for Qinetiq Portsdown. The building consisted of 3 floors and roof level the build set in to an embankment up to first floor level. There is a separate lettable area consisting of offices and toilet facilities whilst the main building is client occupied consisting of offices, toilet facilities, lab and trial areas, auditorium, meeting rooms and kitchen canteen. The building achieved BREEAM excellent.

Mechanical services installed and commissioned include air handling plant, toilet extract ventilation, VRV heating and cooling to the offices, 1.1Mw Chiller providing cooling for the CRAC units providing close temperature control and dehumidification for the testing facility. The site cold water services were provided via a cold water storage tank and booster set. The hot and cold water services were installed locally utilizing point of use water heaters.
The electrical systems consisted of small power and lighting throughout the office and external areas. Interlocking LV panels with generator back up and frequency converters. LED lighting installed throughout the offices, underfloor 600 amp busbar, large PV array IT Infrastructure for the offices and research facility and feature lighting system with dimable scene set lighting.