• Heat recovery ventilation to performing arts theatre and dressing rooms with low noise attenuation
• Penthouse louvre
• Technical floor ventilation
• AC cooling to lighting and sound control room
• Four pipe heating and cooling to fan coil units
• Underfloor heating radiators and trench heaters to back of house and WC areas
• Low noise chiller and chilled water distribution
• Hot and cold water distribution
• Above ground drainage and plant room sump pump arrangement
• Small power
• Effects/theatre lighting
• Emergency lighting
• Fire alarm
• Security alarm
• CCTV door access
• Theatre AV systems wiring
• External lighting
• Lightning protection
CLIENT: CHANNING SCHOOL
LOCATION: HIGHGATE, LONDON
DURATION: 18 Months
COMPLETION: November 2017
TOTAL CONTRACT: £1.6M
Hensall’s involvement in the project saw a complete lighting installation to the new building, which also included specialist theatre and effects equipment, alongside essential emergency lighting. Security and safety concerns were addressed with the installation of fire and security alarms, as well as CCTV.
The mechanical works included all heating, ventilation and noise attenuation installations, which included technical floor ventilation and AC cooling. In addition, low noise chillers were installed with chilled water distribution alongside hot and cold water distribution and above ground drainage.
The project proved especially challenging due to the requirement for the most complex wiring and containment system Hensall has ever designed and installed. Due to the nature of the building and its use as a performing arts centre, acoustic requirements were a top concern, making it essential that each element of the work had a separate containment system to avoid interference during performances in the theatre. Though a time consuming and sensitive project, the end result was a top quality installation gaining accolades from all stakeholders.
“Hensall have worked closely with the school to provide a complete mechanical and electrical solution for our new Sports Hall and Sixth Form Centre.
From design through to installation they were responsive and flexible, actively seeking to provide the school with a cost effective and practical solution to meet our needs. Totally professional and reliable, it has been reassuring to have Hensall as part of the team.”
Roy Hill – Channing School