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Phoenix High School


Phoenix High School


Bowmer + Kirkland

M&E Value:

£1.3 Million

Completion Date:

May 2011

About The Project:

The design and construction of this new build 6th Form College comprised a GIFA of 2,521m on four floors complete with drainage and external landscaping. The building boasts Europe's largest cantilever with almost 50% of the building forming it.

This Post-16 Centre incorporates an iconic design which integrates the building with the rest of the school. The building has a low environmental impact and achieved a BREEAM rating of Very Good.

Derry Building Services also carried out refurbishment works of an adjacent building, the Bryony Centre and an adjoining Youth Centre. The additions to the original contracted works totalled £375k with the installation being completed by July 2011.

Within the electrical installation Derry Building Services oversaw the installation of a solar powered photovoltaic system which consists of 135 Sharp NU-185-E1 panels that can generate 24.975 Kwp, and in turn generates 19200 kWh per year. This addition will save in the region of 10,906 kilograms of CO₂ per year.

Photos © B+K

Mechanical Scope:

  • Design
  • Incoming services
  • Air conditioning
  • Domestic services
  • LTHW/LPHW heating
  • Thermal insulation
  • CHP installation
  • Gas supply
  • Ventilation services including plant
  • Smoke ventilation
  • Above ground drainage
  • Sanitaryware
  • BMS controls
  • Extract fans and ductwork to fume cupboards

Electrical Scope:

  • Design
  • Incoming electrical supply
  • Mains and sub mains distribution
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Lightning protection
  • General distribution boards
  • Luminaires and emergency luminaires
  • Lighting control system
  • External lighting
  • Small power
  • Fire alarm and DDA systems
  • Intruder alarm system
  • Door access system
  • CCTV system
  • Voice and data containment
  • Containment
  • Mechanical services wiring

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