Bournemouth University (BU), home to over 18,000 students and close to 2,000 members of staff, gained investment and planning permission in 2014 to create a new flagship academic building.
The building’s purpose was to provide a state-of-the-art academic space housing seminar rooms, lecture theatres, PC labs and collaboration space for staff and students. Also included in the plans was a new catering facilities for the ‘Talbot Campus’.
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Eaton Electrical were contacted to become responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of electrical services for use in the new catering facility.
Working in partnership with Heartfield Ventilation and Air Conditioning Ltd, the project for creating a new focal point of the university was completed with Eaton servicing; electrical and lighting design, load assessments, AutoCAD drawings, and installation of low energy LED lighting design with automatic controls.
Luke Eaton Electrical “With such a large project it was necessary for us to provide a high level of co-ordination with other trades to complete services and help BU to reach their ultimate goal. The work is complete and we’re anticipating the opening of the facilities.”
As part of BU’s green policies, the new academic building was developed to the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for environmentally sustainable buildings. Eaton Electrical identified what was limiting energy efficiency and in the process reduced the client’s carbon footprint.
Opening in readiness for the 2016/2017 academic year, the project has resulted in the creation of a glass-fronted centrepiece for the University – sustaining a light and airy catering facility which adheres to all current guidelines and best practice.