• Year


  • Category

    Historic Buildings

  • Client

    Diocese of Salford

  • Location


  • Project Value


  • Salford Cathedral Reordering

    TGA Consulting Engineers LLP were commissioned by the Diocese of Salford to work on their £16m Reordering of Salford Cathedral project as part of a design team led by Purcell Architects.

    Project Summary

    TGA have been challenged to design completely new building engineering services, including underfloor heating systems, which are able to maintain appropriate environmental conditions whilst minimising the use of energy and associated carbon emissions.

    The project includes extensive replacement of roof finishes and a major ordering and representation of the interior which will restore the former ecclesiastical ambience including decorations to walls and ceilings.

    TGA’s Building Performance Team developed dynamic thermal models of the Cathedral along with the other buildings which make up the wider site in order to arrive at a sitewide energy strategy. The thermal model allowed us to objectively compare energy use and costs and carbon emission savings for a series of building improvement scenarios. The process led to the adoption of significant measures to improve the performance of the building envelope allowing a low temperature, underfloor heating system to be utilised which is able to derive its’ thermal energy from an open loop ground source heat pump system.

    Elsewhere, a new LED lighting system is being installed both internally and externally, along with fully concealed building engineering services providing access to power, data and other electrical services.

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