Maghull High School

Service Type

Design Consultancy






February 2019

Banyards provided a varied range of MEP consultancy services in order to support the project team and our contribution directly mitigate risks associated with connecting new systems to existing buildings.

The 6000m2 new build element is a specialist Academy for Performance Arts with 3 dedicated performance spaces at the heart of the design. This was designed by our building physics team to optimise the internal environment with daylighting, energy overheating & air quality studies undertaken. Our design engineers then provided technical design drawings to RIBA 4C (coordinated working drawings) ensuring safe access for future maintenance.

The most significant challenge was how to integrate the retained buildings existing heating/domestics/ gas/Electrics into the new site wide Energy Centre. Utilising our specialist surveying team Banyards undertook a comprehensive set of intrusive surveys of the 4no retained buildings to determine system capacities and the condition/integrity of the installations.

Our work identified a number of significant project risks including a number of ‘unknown’ services and very poor water quality.

Banyards traced and reconfigured these unknown services to connect into the new energy centre and provided advice to the schools FM team regarding the necessary water treatment regime to protect their asset.

Services delivered by Banyards:

  • Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health Building Services Design
  • Utilities Design and Planning
  • Commissioning management support to the site team
  • Validation of existing services in retained buildings

Project Highlights:

  • £10M new Build element
  • Extensive Building performance modelling
  • Site wide Energy strategy
  • Major interfaces with existing buildings
  • Works; multi-phased


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