Contract Win on Energy Positive Technology Centre
Morgan Sindall has appointed F P Hurley to deliver the mechanical services for the energy positive Swansea Bay Technology Centre. The three storey building is sited at Neath Port Talbot Council’s Baglan Energy Park and will provide over 2,500m2 of office and laboratory space for start-up companies and growing businesses within the research, development and innovation sector.
The building will be energy positive and will create more energy than it uses and offset more carbon than it produces. The self-powering building forms part of the council’s ‘Supporting Innovation and Low Carbon Growth’ programme which aims to deliver low carbon and sustainable buildings across the Swansea bay region. Surplus energy produced by the building’s renewable technologies will be converted into hydrogen at the nearby University of South Wales’ Hydrogen Centre, and used to continue the focus on renewable energy research and development.
F P Hurley’s scope of works primarily involves the installation of a hybrid VRF system with fan coil units supplying all office and laboratory spaces. Our site team are set to commence on site in May 2021 and complete in October 2021.
F P Hurley’s Project Manager, Neil Higgins, is set to manage the project, comments:
The Swansea Bay Technology Centre is an exciting flagship project for us. We’re proud to play a role in delivering this energy positive building, often described as a mini power station, which is one of only a few in the region. It represents an exciting step forward in the construction industry as we strive for ‘clean growth’ and a change in the way we use and create energy.