The project involved conversion of an empty commercial unit to create 8no. residential flats including communal areas and central plant room to serve the flats.


Size - 20, 000 ft2
Duration - 32 Weeks
Location - Essex
Sector - Residential


The routing of M&E services was very challenging due to the tight constraints of the build and the clients desire to create a space with the maximum head height possible.

As a site the working areas were split across multiple locations and had many trades working in the same areas with limited storage space available.

To provide a central plant room that would serve all the individual flats to increase energy efficiency and ease of maintenance for the building.


Detailed co-ordination of the services was carried out to meet the difficult site constraints and ensure that the visual impact of installing these was minimal.

The project involved close management of trades across the site including co-ordinating between all parties to ensure the job ran smoothly and was completed to a high standard whilst not impacting on health and safety or quality.

A central plant room was designed and installed with sufficient capacity to serve all the flats.

We also worked closely with the client throughout the project to ensure that our installation met their expectations and carried out any changes they requested within our scope.


  • Full design calculations and drawings
  • Main distribution/Sub-main distribution
  • Cable containment
  • Internal lighting
  • Small power
  • Data
  • Plumbing
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ventilation
  • Fire alarm
  • Central plant room
  • Smoke ventilation system
  • Door access system
  • Dry riser installation
  • Testing and commissioning

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