Project: Shaftesbury Recreational Centre
Client: Sports Council NI & LORAG
Value: £384,042
Service: Electrical & Mechanical

AEM’S Contribution:
Scope

Shaftesbury Community and Recreation Centre in Balfour Avenue opened this £2.4 million state-of-the-art development in February 2010.

The client required the refurbishment and extension to the existing community recreational centre to include a dance studio, fitness suite, changing rooms, new receptions area and a third generation pitch.
Scale

AEM Ltd were nominated to provide Electrical & Mechanical Installations to this much needed community centre.
Electrical Installations included:

• Intruder Alarm
• Audible Class Change System
• TV/Satellite & Radio Distribution
• CCTV
• Data infrastructure
• Door access system
• P.A Systems
• Pitch lighting
• Induction Loops
• Fire Alarm Installation

Mechanical Installations included:

• Mechanical Services wiring
• Heating Installation
• Ventilation
• Sanitary Ware Installation
• Plumbing
• Boiler House/Plant Room Installation
• Air Conditioning
• Automatic Controls & Control Panels

Complexity

Below is a short description of the complexities which AEM Ltd encountered and overcame, which best demonstrates our ability to perform these tasks. While installing new ventilation into the new part of the building AEM Ltd came across difficulties when installing this equipment into the ground floor offices. AEM’s engineers had to re-use the existing duct routes as a riser for the new duct work to be installed.

While working on the new extension AEM Ltd had to install plastic piping within the floor screed and raise the new level in the building in order for hot water to be supplied from the existing building.
Methodology

Our approach at AEM Ltd coupled with rigorous progress/financial reporting allowed this project to be delivered on time and within the budget while maintaing the highest possible standards to quality and Health & Safety performance on site.

From the outset we clearly defined the project team’s communication and reporting channels so that information from various teams members is assimilated quickly and efficently. We produced a detailed installation and commissioning programme which when approved by the Client and key stakeholders was integrated into the master programme. This was updated and monitored throughout the projectwith progress reported at fortnightly site meetings with construction team where progress was reviewd, along with other issues such as Health & Safety, Budget, KPI’s etc.