Hoare Lea to design services for new complex at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

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Support for leading-edge science — Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers is responsible for M&E design services for this new laboratory at Harwell.
Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers has been appointed to provide M&E design services and specialist sustainability advice, including BREEAM assessment, for a new research complex at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell. The appointment is by the Science & Technology Facilities Council. The new complex is designed by architects Nightingale Associates and will provide 5500 m2 of laboratory facilities for scientists using the UK’s new synchrotron, the Diamond Light Source, and other Government-funded world-class scientific resources — including ISIS, the neutron Spallation source and the Central Laser Facility, both operated by the STCF. The building and its services will be designed to reduce energy use and lower the carbon impact of the scheme. Features could include exposed concrete soffits, a direct-ground-coupled fresh-air displacement-ventilation system, solar hot water and process-extract heat-recovery systems.
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