Following the opening of the new library and languages centre in 2015, St George’s continued their development plans and we were delighted to be involved with the new Swimming Pool complex commencing in 2018 and opened in the summer of 2019.

Working closely with the Architect, Edgington Spink + Hyne, our Sustainability team worked to optimise fabric first and modelled the building to maximise energy gain whilst avoiding overheating. Dynamic thermal modelling was used as part of our team’s input into the building elements selected. Additional opening windows and window treatment in key areas avoided the requirement for comfort cooling.

  • Low energy, building with highly insulated fabric
  • Overheating modelling and analysis to avoid comfort cooling requirement
  • The team also provided BREEAM assessment services to meet the target of ‘Very Good’.

M&E services were selected based on proven quality and track record as well as efficiency. Plant was carefully located and to ensure access for maintenance and future replacement. We also undertook investigations into the capacity of the incoming gas, water and electricity supplies.

  • State of Art high efficiency heat recovery pool plant with fully automatic energy saving operation
  • Highly efficient Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery (MVHR) in wet and dry changing areas
  • Pool filtration including UV protection to minimise chlorine use
  • BMS Controls system with run status and energy monitoring
  • Low energy lighting throughout
  • Successful commissioning, handover and operation

CBG provided a fully co-ordinated, detailed specification and drawings to ensure the tender documents were unambiguous to permit maximum competition in the tender process.

Images: © Edgington Spink + Hyne

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