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RICS Award nomination for Leeds City College work

The regeneration of Leeds City College’s historic Printworks building, which saw G&H Building Services design and build all M&E works, has been shortlisted in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards.

Led by Sewell Construction, the restoration of Print Hall 1B has been nominated in the Building Conservation category in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The work, in the Grade II listed former Alf Cooke Printworks, unlocked an unused facility for educational use while preserving the industrial character of the building.

Working closely with Sewell Construction, G&H Building Services managed an M&E installation of key elements including an underfloor heating system, air conditioning, gas fired boiler plant room, heat recovery ventilation systems, radiators and radiant panels and specialist, feature lighting.

Senior Contracts Manager at G&H Building Services, Paul Cuss, said: “This is an exemplar scheme that required meticulous planning from an M&E perspective.

“We wanted to provide services conducive to creating a world class teaching environment while at the same time showcasing and respecting the historical significance of the Print Hall.

“We adopted a natural ventilation strategy to reduce energy demand, especially in the large atrium.”

The Yorkshire and Humber RICS Award ceremony takes place on 13 May at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate.

If successful, the scheme will go forward to compete in the national awards with winners from 11 other regions across England and Wales.

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