When we commenced the design and subsequently submitted for Building Warrant, we soon discovered that the original building had been built without a warrant. This meant that Blyth & Blyth had to check and adapt the original building services in order to achieve overall compliance. This was done against a very tight timeframe and as an area of the building had been sub-divided and let to a third party, work was required within an occupied area.
A further challenge for the M&E design was to try and utilise the existing utility supplies without the need to upgrade. This meant utilising low energy LED lighting, and replacing existing light fittings in order to minimise the load. The existing oil tanks were re-used however it was acknowledged that they would require more frequent topping up.