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Leisure & Community

Wealden Leisure Survey

We prepared full Mechanical, Electrical and Swimming Pool Plant condition surveys of Wealden District Council's Hailsham, Crowborough, Uckfield and Heathfield Leisure Centres. each carried detailed condition reports with photographic narratives for all services in the internal and external areas of the leisure centres.

Bradbury Meeting Hall, Lodge Hill Centre, Watersfield

Lodge Hill Centre is a residental training centre in Watersfield, West Sussex, run by the Lodge Hill Trust. The existing meeting hall was replaced by the new Bradbury Meeting Hall and Pope Consulting Ltd designed M & E services for the new building, which is naturally ventilated.

The Bradbury Meeting Hall was opened by Sir Matthew Pinsent in June 2006.

Quayside Youth Centre, Shoreham

Following a serious fire at the premises, Pope Consulting were appointed by surveyors Nash and Partners to design new M & E services for the replacement building and the refurbishment of the old Hall.

Boddington Gardens, Acton

Pope Consulting designed all MEP services for this new build pavilion. Working for constructors, Claude Fenton Ltd, we were tasked with satisfying the stringent London Plan standards for carbon reduction. This was achieved by ensuring a passive low energy design together with significant photovoltaic and solar thermal arrays. The building has extensive changing facilities together wth a social room and kitchen and is now run by the Actonians Sports Club.

Selsey Community Leisure Centre

Employer’s agent for Chichester District Council, setting employer’s requirements and checking design compliance and build quality for the services in this new design/build Sports Hall and Community Centre.

Bracklesham Barn, Bracklesham

Handed over Feb 2011, Bracklesham Barn provides community facilities for Bracklesham and East Wittering. The new building is designed by RJCA Architects for Chichester District Council and has ground source heat pumps, solar thermal collectors and natural ventilation to reduce carbon emissions. The building achieves BREEAM Very Good.

Cloisters Restaurant, Chichester Cathedral

The extension and complete refurbishment of the Cathedral’s former Bell Rooms Restaurant and adjacent shop in the cathedral cloisters. Opened by Princess Alexandra in 2006, this award winning restaurant was designed by Meynell Hoolahan Architects. Pope Consulting was appointed to design M & E services.

Littlehampton Sports and Swimming Centre

Replacement and refurbishment of mechanical, electrical and ozone pool water treatment plant, together with refurbishment of pool tanks, for Arun District Council.

Kings Theatre, Southsea

Pope Consulting Ltd was appointed by the Kings Theatre Trust to design, project manage and act as Planning Supervisor for new services installations in this Grade II listed Frank Matcham designed theatre. New condensing boilers were installed in two plant locations to provide “front of house” and “back of house” zoning. Water services were changed to mains fed for improved quality and pressure.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

The Grade II listed Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford has undergone a programme of refurbishment over a two year period. Pope Consulting was appointed to advise the management trust on priorities, to design the phased replacement of MEP services and to monitor the quality of installations. The works were completed in 2015.

Whipsnade Zoo Visitors Centre

Pope Consulting was appointed by design/build constructors, Fordingbridge PLC, to design sustainable M & E services for this iconic new building. The building is heated by air source heat pumps linked to underfloor heating and uses passive natural ventilation with actuated high level windows. LED luminaires are used for display and general lighting. We carried out extensive lighting and thermal dynamic modelling of the building.

Westgate Leisure Centre, Chichester

Chichester District Council appointed Pope Consulting Ltd to undertake the design and project management of new plant at the Westgate Leisure Centre in Chichester. The existing single boiler plant had no redundancy when the CHP plant failed and we designed and tendered the installation of two new 395kW fully modulating condensing gas boilers, linked into the Centre's energy loop. The Centre's domestic hot water was also upgraded. We subsequently drafted tender documentation for the replacement of the Centre's combined heat and power (CHP) installations and advised on tender evaluation.

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