Wakefield Civic Offices

SAS International's Integrated Service Modules provide a future proof cooling solution for the new Wakefield Civic offices.

Key features

Sector

Commercial

Client

Wakefield Met, District Council

Architect

Cartwright Pickard Architects

Main contractor

Morgan Sindall

Sub-contractor

SAS Project Management

Completion year

2012

System type

Integrated Service Modules | ISM

Area M2

2,850

Region

United Kingdom

Product Groups

SAS Project Management designed, manufactured and installed over 2,850 linear metres of Integrated Service Modules (ISMs), incorporating passive chilled beams with a DALI Control system, to provide a future proof cooling solution for the new Wakefield Civic offices.

The SAS ISMs, incorporating MPO luminaires, were specified over other types of cooling to increase the energy efficiency of the building but also because SAS International provided a design-led approach which focussed on balancing function with aesthetics.

The ISMs and connecting offsite manufactured bulkhead service spines incorporate perforated acoustic panels to provide enhanced occupant comfort. Whilst DALI controlled edge lighting runs in a continuous strip on the side of the beams ensuring compliance with the latest lighting regulations (LG7) and answering aesthetic demands. The continuous edge lighting, with both upward and downward projecting luminaries, contribute to creating open space across the whole floor area.

The entire project takes a holistic view of sustainable design so that structural, environmental and architectural elements all contribute in providing a low energy BREEAM ‘Excellent’ solution which according to the architects produces 30% less carbon than a conventional comfort cooled office.

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