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Caravelle Ward, Yellow Wing, Crawley Hospital

CBG were appointed by the NHS trust to undertake works to the ground floor of the yellow wing. The works needed were to ensure that the ground floor was compliant to current building regs and HTM standards. On top of this, the ground floor was being refurbished to accommodate the Caravelle ward.

CBG undertook surveys in order to verify the conditions and compliance of the area for example fire proofing and legionella. During the survey it was found that the main incoming panel was life expired and this had to be renewed and also it became apparent that medical gas was not available for the wards.

CBG then produced survey reports and drawings to get client sign off before progressing to design. Upon client instruction CBG, designed the ventilation, heating, H&C water services, lighting, fire alarm, small power, nurse call and intruder alarm systems for the entire ward. The design was carried out in consultation with the stakeholders in order that we met their requirements.
CBG were then novated to work with for the construction (Morgan Sindall) and we were involved in taking the design to completion. CBG were on site to assist the contractor as and when required and were involved in commissioning/witnessing, snagging and hand over.

Stokes Centre for Urology, Royal Surrey County Hospital

A major centre for the treatment of prostate cancer both for the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire network and nationally.

The Stokes Centre for Urology was a collaboration between ‘The Prostate Project’ charity and the NHS to create a sector-leading new-build facility for treating prostate cancer patients.

The new building, named the Stokes Centre of Urology in honour of Colin Stokes, features a cutting-edge theatre for brachytherapy, which uses tiny radioactive seeds to treat prostate cancer. It also includes ultramodern consulting and treatment rooms, as well as a small laboratory for research.

CBG were employed from inception to prepare M&E performance design and carry on client side providing technical advice and checking of contractor design. CBG were also employed to carry our thermal modelling and Part compliance services.

RICS South East Social Impact Awards 2020 – Winner

Building Better Healthcare Awards 2019 – Highly Commended

Photos – ADP

Playroom, Royal Brompton Hospital

The scope of works covered the supply and installation of new M&E services to an existing playroom within the Royal Brompton Hospital, which was to be completely refit.

The playroom is to cater for all children including those with special needs and as such is fitted out to suit a range of needs. One corner of the room is a specialist sensory area and includes soft furnishings and sensory effects lighting. In another corner there is a one to one area which can be isolated form the rest of the room and there is also a large screen for watching television and playing video games.

The electrical services comprised rewiring the electrical in its entirety. This included liaising with the sensory specialist to provide all of their power needs. The lighting design undertaken by CBG included lighting to task areas and colour changing lighting to the dropped ceiling. This provides more interesting and playful space for children to spend time in. The lighting effect was achieved by the utilising flexible RGB LED tapes. These are linked with the rest of the lighting in the room to a simple scene control panel so the users can select the effect they want from constantly cycling colour to light just in one specific area.

Synchrotron Offices, Diamond Light Source Ltd, Oxfordshire

A project at the Synchrotron Offices for Diamond Light Source Ltd to provide comfort cooling systems to 130 occupied offices and meeting rooms.

The project comprises chilled water mains, fan coil units, BMS controls, builders work and commissioning. Acting as lead consultant from commissioning to completion our role included; project management, client liaising, decanting of offices, planning, programming and site management, inspections and provision of infrastructure mains to serve a new office cooling scheme.

The installation was designed to minimise disruption and risk to the pipework, which extends across the experimental hall and led the project on site.

Paediatric Pod, Hillingdon Hospital – London

CBG Consultants were appointed to supply and install M&E services into the new Paediatric Pod at the Peter Pan and Wendy Ward building within Hillingdon Hospital.

The extension consists of 4 single bed rooms, offices and associated nursing areas. One of the single bed rooms is a positive pressure ventilated lobby isolation room and another is a level 2 critical care room.

The mechanical services comprise a new ventilation system, provided via externally mounted air handling units, used in conjunction with heating and cooling via chilled beam units. Ventilation to the isolation room is provided via a stand-alone air handling unit and extract fan. Other services to be included are drainage, domestic water services and medical gases, as well as all associated controls.

The electrical services comprised new distribution boards, fed from existing infrastructure, with new power, data, lighting, fire alarm and nurse call systems.

Photographer: desM Architects

European Space Agency Building, Harwell

A development of a new build private office with conference facilities located in the heart of the Harwell Science Campus, Oxfordshire.

14,870m2 of office space with different types of spaces have been accommodated, including: Offices, Meeting Rooms, Conference Rooms, Cafeteria & Common Rooms.

Specialised areas include Exhibition spaces, Gymnasium, Laboratories and Video Conference facilities.

Completed in 2015, CBG were involved in the detailed mechanical design. Working in collaboration with Bouygues UK Sustainability features include ground source heating and cooling, natural and mixed mode ventilation, active thermal mass and BREEAM Excellent rating.

BREEAM Excellent

Chemistry Department, University of Warwick

Redevelopment over two phases of the Chemistry Department Undergraduate Laboratories; Working closely with University of Warwick Estates, CBG designed complex M&E services to provide undergraduate teaching laboratories and research facilities for students.

The installation comprised of a specialist teaching laboratory which included 42 low-face velocity (0.35m/s) VAV fumehoods (Waldner, Secuflow) and fully serviced furniture. Serious design challenges included a limited services envelope to house fumehood extract, make-up air, data, power, gasses etc. Containment in low-face velocity fumehoods can easily be perturbed by turbulence, the design had to allow delivery of a controlled variable amount of air to balance the system and maintain a 5 Pascal pressure differential without creating turbulence to ensure that containment was robust and compliant with BS EN 14175. Implementation was also problematic due to the necessity of maintaining services to a second Teaching Laboratory which shared plant.

The scheme included heat recovery and intelligent lighting with daylight dimming and absence detection. The project has delivered energy savings of about average 75% per annum and a predicted carbon reduction of 370 tonnes/co2/annum.