Welcome to the TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle Edinburgh Office Newsletter. This newsletter has been produced to keep you informed, to highlight our expertise and to showcase some of the recent projects the Edinburgh office has worked on.
Should you wish to discuss a particular project or simply provide some feedback, please do not hesitate to contact Colin Lawrence
our Location Director on firstname.lastname@example.org
Your TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle Edinburgh Office team.
Natural Retreats at John O'Groats
The £6.5m John O’ Groats project is a joint venture partnership between Natural Retreats and Heritage Great Britain.
The Project received the Regeneration Award at the 2014 Scottish Design Awards and also won two awards at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards including the Tourism & Visitor Facilities Award and the Wood for Good/Forestry Commission Scotland Award.
'We have set up the foundations (literally) for a good start to
the development with a very creative and proactive design team"
Adam Gough - Natural Resources
The first phase comprised of full external utility services distribution for all phases and 23 self catering holiday residencies. The second phase comprised of the complete refurbishment and major extension of the John O’ Groats Hotel accommodating 16 luxury holiday apartments and a remodelled café, museum and public realm.
The project was designed by GLM Architects and the interiors designed in conjunction with No Chintz Architects.
TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle provided a full mechanical and electrical design including a detailed review of alternative heating strategies, compliance with the Scottish Building Regulations, utility solutions and distribution, internal heating, lighting and water services all to a demanding programme.
Edinburgh St James Quarter
Edinburgh St James is a major city centre development and will be one of the biggest regeneration projects currently under way in the UK. On completion, Edinburgh St James will provide the Scottish capital with one million sq ft of prime retail space, best-in class hotel accommodation and will deliver approx. 132 new homes. This will create a vibrant and exciting place to live, visit and shop in the heart of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site. Construction for Edinburgh St James is scheduled to start in 2015 with completion due in 2019.
TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle are appointed to provide full Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health and Sustainability design services for TIAA Henderson Real Estate to the BG6/2014 BSRIA Design Framework for Building Services.
The scheme shall incorporate a new Combined Heating, Cooling and Power Energy Centre, new High Voltage Distribution Network and Integrated IP based technologies.
TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle have been appointed on the first phases of this £150m development, these include:
- Premier Inn Hotel
- Hub by Premier Inn
- Adagio Apart Hotel
The hotels are designed by Allan Murray Architects providing circa 400 bedrooms and several retail units.
TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle are also engaged to provide BREEAM Assessments on these projects and to deliver compliance with each Tenants requirements and Section 6 compliance, and are reviewing the site wide infrastructure.
TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle are engaged as the MEP consultant and CfSH Assessor for this £110m phased development to regenerate the Peabody Estate at St John’s Hill at Clapham Junction.
Designed by Hawkins/Brown Architects, the first phase includes over 150 homes over 3 plots and incorporates the central energy centre to serve the whole development which will eventually provide approx 530 homes with a mix of tenures including social/affordable, private and premium units together with associated indoor car parking, gardens and public space.
The homes, which will replace existing ageing housing stock on the site, are designed to the very latest standards achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. Sustainable energy targets are being met by inclusion of CHP within the central energy centre, solar photovoltaic panels on the rooftops, enhanced insulation/air tightness and high efficiency lighting. Rainwater recycling is also included to reduce the demand for mains water
Urban Regeneration - Station Square
TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle are appointed as MEP consultants for the £6m proposed new mixed use, urban regeneration project within the centre of Stirling.
The site is located on Goosecroft Road across from the railway station in the historic city of Stirling. The project comprises a mixed use development of 3 retail units at ground floor level with 53 one and two bedroom apartments over 5 upper floors. The upper floors are timber construction on a concrete podium deck.
As well as the more conventional services within an apartment building, and to meet the current emphasis on sustainability and low CO2 emissions the roof of the building is fitted with extensive Photo Voltaic panels. The power generated will, where possible be utilised on site.
The ground floor retail units are ‘shell’ units with utility connections for the future tenant.
The project is due for completion in 2015.
Glasgow Fort - Phase 2
TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle are engaged as the MEP consultant for the second phase of the Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre.
Located in Easterhouse, Glasgow, there are currently over 90 retail units and approximately 1,900 free car parking spaces. Approximately 2,500 staff are employed at Glasgow Fort.
Phase 2 at Glasgow Fort commenced in 2014 and includes an 80,000 sq ft. Marks & Spencer’s Superstore and 5 new retail units to the South East of the site. Infrastructure to support this extension includes:
- Major utilities diversions and new connections
- Car park lighting and road lighting to adoptable standards
- IP CCTV system
- Public address system
- Lightning protection
- Above ground drainage
- Vehicle access barriers
- Automatic number plate recognition system and variable message signs
Glasgow College Testing
TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle have been appointed to be the independent certifier for the installation of the new City of Glasgow Colleges Campus Project.
The £230m Project involves the construction of state of-the-art campus buildings at the existing college sites at Cathedral Street within the city centre, and Crown Street on the south bank of the River Clyde. City of Glasgow College’s two new city centre campuses will cater for 40,000 students and 1,200 staff.
The circa 70,000m2 development comprises two new buildings. The design ensures every part of the campuses can be harnessed to support learning, wireless networks permeating each area from the library spaces to the surrounding landscape.
Fancy a New Challenge?
Due to some of the above recent wins we are looking to add to our existing team, and currently have available the following career opportunities;
- Senior Mechanical Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Trainee Mechanical Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Trainee Electrical Engineer
- Trainee Sustainability Engineer
So if you are ready for a new challenge, and want to work on some of the most prestigious projects available in Edinburgh contact Alistair Milne, Director on 0131 524 5800 or send a current CV to email@example.com