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Nearly 3,000sqm of exposed M&E on display at Npower office design and build scheme

Some 2,815sqm of exposed mechanical and electrical services have been installed as part of G&H Building Services’ work refurbishing Npower’s offices.

Divided in two sections, the first part of the programme saw an overhaul of an existing three-storey office block, installing power, data, fire alarms and lighting to the newly created main office spaces, meeting rooms, kitchens, breakout areas and washrooms.

Adjacent to the existing office is the Meter Station – a large, imposing and derelict building covering 2,815 sqm.

G&H Building Services used the large open ceiling void above five rows of rafts to house the mechanical and electrical services.

Director at G&H Building Services, Andrew Hudson, said: “This was one of the most aesthetically impressive schemes we have delivered due to the large array of services on display.

“The exposed nature spanning nearly 3,000sqm means heat recovery units, ductwork and electricity cabling is permanent seen.

“Great care and attention was paid to make the installation symmetrical with everything bespoke and made to measure in order to fit exactly.

“To achieve such an exquisite finish required us to take a very methodical approach with detailed design and cross-sectional drawings produced at the outset.

“From a delivery and installation perspective, this was only possible due to us dedicating a significant amount of time coordinating works with the main contractor, Caddick Construction.”

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