Newcastle University – Bedson Building Teaching and Research Labs

year 2017

category Laboratories

client Newcastle University

location Newcastle upon Tyne

project value £2.4M

TGA Consulting Engineers LLP were employed by Newcastle University to carry out the full mechanical and electrical services design for the provision of teaching and research facilities in Bedson Building.

Project Summary

The project value was £2.4m with the M&E service value around £1.1m.  Faulkner Brown were employed by the Client as Architect and Lead Consultant.

The project comprised the remodelling of the ground and first floor of the Bedson Building.  The ground floor works consisted of the provision of a research laboratory facility containing 32 variable volume, low velocity fume cupboards, LEV’s and ventilated enclosures connected to 5 No. ganged fume extract systems with flue discharge systems mounted at roof level.  The facility also include a 35 person write up room, an instrumentation/analytical room with a dedicated instrumentation extract system, a solvent store with ventilated cabinets and storage facilities.

 

The first floor works consisted of the provision of a Teaching laboratory containing 44 variable volume low velocity fume cupboards, LEV’s and ventilated enclosures connected to 6 No. ganged fume extract systems with flue discharge systems mounted at roof level.  The facility also included an instrumentation/analytical room with a dedicated instrumentation extract system, 2 No. technicians preparation room, waste store and general store.

The project also included the provision of a piped specialist gas system to all laboratory areas and analytical rooms and the replacement of 3 No. main air handling units to provide general supply (variable volume make up air) and extract air to the laboratory, write up and ancillary areas within the project.  Fume cupboard/LEV containment test were carried out as part of the project works.