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Energy Safety Research Institute, Swansea University

Contract Value: £1.7 million

Main Contractor: Bouygues

Client: Swansea University

F P Hurley delivered the mechanical services for this BREEAM Outstanding building, which is at the forefront of research into renewable and alternative energy production. The building accommodates a showcase lecture theatre, quality office space and communal areas, as well as several scientific testing and experimental laboratories. An impressive feature of the project is the Marine Lab, which houses a 30m-long wave flume tank that allows the University to model estuarine tidal flows and silt deposition. Our scope of services included:

  • LTHW Heating
  • CHP
  • Three High Specification Laboratories
  • Fume Cupboards
  • Specialist Gases
  • Natural Gas
  • Compressed Air
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Natural Ventilation (all areas except the Lecture Theatre)
  • Displacement Ventilation Distribution System (providing air-conditioned air to the Lecture Theatre)
  • Thermal Insulation
  • BMS Controls