The BBC Bristol refurbishment project consisted of a comprehensive remodeling of an existing CAT B installation over two floors. The project included the relocation of existing 4 pipe FCU's and the installation of new air-conditioning systems. Additionally, the project included the installation of a new building management system (BMS) to control and monitor the building's systems, as well as new domestic installations, lighting, uninterruptible power supply systems, small power installations, and a new fire alarm system.
The project was a major undertaking, requiring careful planning, skilled execution, and close collaboration among all stakeholders to ensure that the end result was a modern and efficient building that met the needs of its occupants.
Retaining existing Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) installations throughout the BBC Bristol refurbishment project was a key challenge. The MEP systems are essential for the proper functioning of a building, and they are closely integrated with the building's architecture and structure.
In a refurbishment project, it is often more cost-effective to retain existing MEP installations rather than replacing them. However, this can be challenging as the existing systems may be outdated, inefficient, or in poor condition. Moreover, the existing systems often have to be adapted and integrated with new systems, which can be a complex and time-consuming process.