India Buildings – Building Services EngineeringLiverpool
The 9-storey Grade II* Listed India Buildings were built between 1924 and 1932 and straddle the former Chorley Street, which now exists as an arcade of shops running through the building.
Ridge provide a multidiscipline service to this major rejuvenation scheme to convert India Buildings, in the centre of Liverpool, from its existing layout of unoccupied office units into a mixed-use development comprising residential apartments, a hotel, restaurants and commercial spaces.
The scope of works includes a Cat A office fit-out to eight floors, covering 350,000sqft and providing workspace for 4,000 staff. The scheme includes flexible break-out zones, a café and seminar space.
Key architectural heritage elements have been preserved and protected as part of planning requirements, including the Hold Arcade.
Ridge utilised in-house teams to provide dynamic thermal modelling was to establish heating and cooling loads of the building. The new HVAC system, which Ridge designed, includes Cat A 4-pipe heating and cooling services. This distributes via fan coil units concealed within a bespoke bulkhead.
New sub-basement heating plant, roof-level chiller plant and air handling units comply with HMRC’s Cat A fit out specification, BREEAM and WELL building.
Segregation of the shared incoming services from the main building and 12 perimeter retail units, allows for separate network billing.
1924 and 1932
Into a mixed-use development.
280,000 sqft of accommodation together with 70,000 sqft of retail/leisure facilities