The West Suffolk House is the first phase of development on the Bury St Edmunds Public Service Village (PSV), an innovative partnership between St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Suffolk County Council.
The building is designed by Pick Everard, one of the leading multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering partnerships in the UK with the aim of achieving an excellent BREEAM rating.
The scheme has been designed to use sustainable methods of energy to provide long-term cost saving and environmental savings.
Working closely with M&E Consultants, Pick Everard, the innovative BubbleDeck® precast concrete solution was utilised with the velta PE-Xa pipes installed at the precast yard. They were delivered to site embedded within the pre-cast concrete biscuit of the BubbleDeck® filigree element.
The BubbleDeck® solution incorporates recycled plastic bubbles as void formers, which reduces the dead weight of concrete and also permits longer spans between columns. The exposed soffit unit incorporating the velta pipework is delivered to site where it receives an in situ concrete deck to complete the floor construction.
The open plan offices are naturally ventilated and benefit from free cooling via the velta TABS system embedded in the BubbleDeck® structure. The velta modules are attached with certified connections to the velta distribution PE-Xa which is installed in the raised access floor void and returned to designated service risers by the velta installation engineers.
•The entire velta service from design concept through to installation
•Development of concept by velta designers working closely with the clients team
•Construction co-ordination by velta contracts team for precast and on site works
•Off site installation to precast by velta
•Site installation, connection, testing and commissioning of system by velta installation teams
•Single point of contact and responsibility
•Energy efficient system for heating and cooling
Client – Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk Council
Main Contractor - Wates
Architect – Pick Everard
M&E Consultant – Pick Everard
M&E Contractor – Dodd Group
velta system installed
velta contec heating and cooling system -3150m²
Semi precast application with Bubbledeck®