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Plough Lane, Wimbledon

The former football ground for Wimbledon football formed the basis for this new mixed-use scheme. Mecserve was appointed to carry out the design of the mechanical and electrical services for the development which comprised 15 new buildings. These consisted of 570 apartments, for both private and affordable accommodation, and 3500m² of commercial space.

The services infrastructure installation comprised of the new incoming services for electricity, water, telecoms and gas for the residential and commercial space.

The electricity supplies for Plough Lane were derived from new EDF Energy external substations with GRP enclosures and one existing relocated EDF Energy external substation with GRP enclosures.

The water, telecoms and the gas services were derived from the existing services located in Plough Lane and Dunsfold Road and distributed across the site. Low energy lighting was used throughout whilst external lighting was provided to the escape staircases, vehicular access, entrance façades, bike stores and external car parking by means of buried uplighters, building mounted or column mounted decorative luminaires utilising discharge lamps. Each residential apartment included its own separate 'domestic' fire alarm system comprising of combined detector/sounder units. Additionally, each apartment was also provided with natural ventilation with additional acoustically-attenuated air-input fans provided to the bedrooms and living within the apartments.

Contract Value: £80m

Client: David Wilson Homes/Barratts

Architect: Shepheard Epstein Hunter

Project Manager/Quantity Surveyor: Bruce Shaw Management

Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering, energy analysis & simulation, sustainability benchmarking and an overseeing role for the client