Project: Parliament Building – Stormont
Client: NI Assembly
Architect: Hamilton Architects
Service: Electrical & Mechanical
Parliament Buildings, Stormont, built in 1921 and officially opened in 1932, is a grade B+ listed building and recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s great architectural set pieces.
Sir Arnold Thornley designed the building with perfect symmetry and symbolism, such as the building being 365ft wide, representing one foot for every day of the year; and having six floors and six pillars at the entrance, one for each county in Northern Ireland.
Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, in 2014 The Assembly Commission appointed contractors to repair and refurbish the entire roof of the 95 year old building.
AEM where appointed the M&E Contractor on this magnificent building.
The overall Mechanical & Electrical Building Services was £1.6million. The project from start to finish was 12 months and was completed on time and within budget.
The Mechanical works included :- replacement of external roof mounted HVAC plant with packaged air handling plant, refurbishment of boiler plant rooms, replacement of BEMS controls, provision of rainwater harvesting systems, renewables installation to include solar thermal, heat pumps and photovoltaics and meter installations
The Electrical works included :- alterations to existing main switchgear, new sub mains distribution cabling, general power installations, power & control wiring associated with new HVAC plant, alterations to lightning protection, general emergency & maintenance lighting, electrical metering installations, alterations to fire alarm and alterations to CCTV installations.
The works proved to be challenging as all work was carried out in a fully operational and restricted environment, ensuring no disruption to the Assembly Chamber, Assembly Business and Public Tours.