A recent project to upgrade the Grade II* listed Engineering Building for the University of Leicester delivered by main contractor, Lendlease, involved extremely complex considerations for installing the building services and P&R Morson was tasked with the challenge of upgrading the systems without impacting on the fabric of the building or its many listed fixtures.
Explains Mark Brennan from Lendlease:
“The project included an upgrade from single to double glazing and the building services installation not only had to take into account how this would affect the internal environment in terms of heating, cooling and ventilation, but also needed to ensure the right solutions were installed in full compliance with the heritage requirements of a Grade II* building.
“It has been a very technically challenging mechanical and electrical project with distribution routes, fixings and controls all needing adaptation to the listed environment.”
P&R Morson invested time in fully understanding both the brief and the implications in terms of installation practices, such as how control systems were to be mounted and where to site installation routes for cables. Ensuring the very highest standards of tidiness and quality was vital.
“We already knew that P&R Morson had a good reputation for education sector projects and they adapted really well to the requirements of this heritage scheme, blending lots of new works into the existing building fabric.
“We would be quite happy to work with them again.”