Aloft Liverpool

The Grade II listed, Royal Insurance Building is considered to be one of Liverpool’s iconic buildings due to its Neo-Baroque style of architecture.

After sitting empty for 20years, the building was in a state of disrepair and listed on English Heritages, buildings at risk register.

As HE Simm’s preferred design partner, Abacus Consult were employed to carry out the full MEP services design.

The project design proved to be extremely challenging due to its Grade II listing and conservation requirements but went on to secure the 2016 project of the year at the BCI awards in the £10m-£50m category.

Baltic Village

After being abandoned for almost 10years, the Baltic Village project was re-invigorated by Promenade Estates with a new architectural design by FCH Architects.

The new scheme consisted of three residential blocks containing 324 apartments, gymnasium, cafe and Retail Units.

Abacus Consult carried out the full detailed MEP design for the project alongside Laycock Mechanical Services, Atlantic Electrical Services and Balfour Beatty.

Belong Morris Feinmann

A joint-venture between Belong and the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust, this Care Village comprises 74 en-suite rooms for 24 hour nursing and dementia care with 13 independent living apartments.

The village centre, open to the public, provides a vibrant hub for community events, with facilities including a synagogue, function rooms, kosher bistro, hair salon, exercise studio, therapy room, library and gardens, including a roof garden.

Abacus Consult Carried out the Mechanical Services design for this project, all project pinch points and plantrooms were modelled in 3D to ensure coordination.

Belong Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme provides 24-hour nursing and dementia care facilities for 72 residents in six households and 28 apartments for independent living, along with a range of community facilities.

Areas include bistro, exercise studio and therapy room and also a unique Heritage Gallery housed in the historic Grade II listed building that has been distinguished throughout the years as Samuel Bell’s Pottery, The Old Pomona Inn and most recently the iconic Maxims nightclub, which closed in 2006.

All services were modelled in 3D which greatly assisted in coordinating services routes against structural steelwork at the design stage.

Conversion of the Grade II Listed Maxims Nightclub was sympathetic to the buildings original character and setting and maintained a lot of the buildings original features.

Bridewell

Situated in Liverpool City Centre, the existing Bridewell is a Grade II listed Building. The former prison building was transformed into 86 Studios with ground floor reception and facilities. Full detailed design of all M&E services was carried out by Abacus Consult with particular attention being paid to integrating the modern services into the existing listed structure, with minimum impact.

Broadcasting Place

The new build development comprised of a 22 storey tower which accommodates 240 student bedrooms and over 10,000 m2 of academic space divided over two teaching/administration blocks.

Abacus Consult carried out the detailed design of the mechanical and electrical services within the two teaching/administration blocks. Heating & cooling was provided via an open loop ground source heat pump system using bore holes connected to an underground lake.

Capital Building

This scheme comprised the transformation of Liverpool’s largest office building, the former Royal Insurance headquarters, it involved a total reconstruction of the internal layout to provide over 220,000 sq. ft. of Category A office space for the United Kingdom Border Agency, together with new washroom facilities, lifts and lift lobbies. A stunning new reception was opened up to the public areas, with a floor taken out and the largest piece of commissioned artwork in Liverpool taking central stage.

Abacus Consult carried out the detailed design of M&E services for both the Category A and B office fit-outs including liaison of the installations as they progressed on site within an occupied building.

Christie Hospital

The project comprised of the altering of existing areas within the Nathan House building at the Christie Hospital site, to form a new Day Case Chemotherapy suite. Existing areas were stripped out of all finishes, M&E services were removed and significant internal demolition was carried out to allow for the new layout of the building.

Abacus Consult undertook the detailed design of the new mechanical installations that were provided throughout the department together with the more specialised installations associated with the chemotherapy pods and diagnostic areas.

City Quay

Abacus Consult undertook the design of mechanical & electrical services on the final phase of this residential site developed by David McLean Homes.

Abacus worked with Leach Rhodes Walker architects and Integra Consulting structural engineers on the new multi-storey building, comprising of 66 apartments located on the site of the old Herculaneum dock.

City Village

A high quality residential, student and retail development at Belgrade Plaza, Coventry. The development comprises of 597 student bedrooms and 12,000 sq. ft. of retail and commercial accommodation, set adjacent to Belgrade Theatre. The building rises in scale from 3 storeys adjacent the existing conservation area, up to 20 storeys on the east of the site.

Abacus Consult carried out mechanical and electrical design for this scheme modelling services in 3D where required to assist coordination at the design stage.

The project consists of two blocks with services running externally between buildings.

CitySide

The CitySide development is a 477 bedroom, student accommodation scheme located in the centre of Leeds.

The development consists of one 12 storey block and an adjacent 17 storey block which are served by a central plantroom.

At ground floor level there are several retails units and a fully equipped public gymnasium.

Abacus Consult were appointed to carry out the full MEP services design.

Deen House

The project involved the complete refurbishment of an existing office block into a 54 bed student accommodation. A new 4th floor extension was added along with laundry, office and bike store areas in the basement. The ground floor area was reconfigured to provide 3No. retail units consisting of a restaurant, chip shop and a barbers

Abacus Consult carried out the full design of the M&E services along with the management of the installations on site. We also liaised closely with the utility providers for the incoming services, carrying out load assessments and making the applications for either upgrade of supply, diverting existing services or meter upgrades.

Aloft Liverpool

The Grade II listed, Royal Insurance Building is considered to be one of Liverpool’s iconic buildings due to its Neo-Baroque style of architecture.

After sitting empty for 20years, the building was in a state of disrepair and listed on English Heritages, buildings at risk register.

As HE Simm’s preferred design partner, Abacus Consult were employed to carry out the full MEP services design.

The project design proved to be extremely challenging due to its Grade II listing and conservation requirements but went on to secure the 2016 project of the year at the BCI awards in the £10m-£50m category.

Baltic Village

After being abandoned for almost 10years, the Baltic Village project was re-invigorated by Promenade Estates with a new architectural design by FCH Architects.

The new scheme consisted of three residential blocks containing 324 apartments, gymnasium, cafe and Retail Units.

Abacus Consult carried out the full detailed MEP design for the project alongside Laycock Mechanical Services, Atlantic Electrical Services and Balfour Beatty.

Belong Morris Feinmann

A joint-venture between Belong and the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust, this Care Village comprises 74 en-suite rooms for 24 hour nursing and dementia care with 13 independent living apartments.

The village centre, open to the public, provides a vibrant hub for community events, with facilities including a synagogue, function rooms, kosher bistro, hair salon, exercise studio, therapy room, library and gardens, including a roof garden.

Abacus Consult Carried out the Mechanical Services design for this project, all project pinch points and plantrooms were modelled in 3D to ensure coordination.

Belong Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme provides 24-hour nursing and dementia care facilities for 72 residents in six households and 28 apartments for independent living, along with a range of community facilities.

Areas include bistro, exercise studio and therapy room and also a unique Heritage Gallery housed in the historic Grade II listed building that has been distinguished throughout the years as Samuel Bell’s Pottery, The Old Pomona Inn and most recently the iconic Maxims nightclub, which closed in 2006.

All services were modelled in 3D which greatly assisted in coordinating services routes against structural steelwork at the design stage.

Conversion of the Grade II Listed Maxims Nightclub was sympathetic to the buildings original character and setting and maintained a lot of the buildings original features.

Bridewell

Situated in Liverpool City Centre, the existing Bridewell is a Grade II listed Building. The former prison building was transformed into 86 Studios with ground floor reception and facilities. Full detailed design of all M&E services was carried out by Abacus Consult with particular attention being paid to integrating the modern services into the existing listed structure, with minimum impact.

Broadcasting Place

The new build development comprised of a 22 storey tower which accommodates 240 student bedrooms and over 10,000 m2 of academic space divided over two teaching/administration blocks.

Abacus Consult carried out the detailed design of the mechanical and electrical services within the two teaching/administration blocks. Heating & cooling was provided via an open loop ground source heat pump system using bore holes connected to an underground lake.

Capital Building

This scheme comprised the transformation of Liverpool’s largest office building, the former Royal Insurance headquarters, it involved a total reconstruction of the internal layout to provide over 220,000 sq. ft. of Category A office space for the United Kingdom Border Agency, together with new washroom facilities, lifts and lift lobbies. A stunning new reception was opened up to the public areas, with a floor taken out and the largest piece of commissioned artwork in Liverpool taking central stage.

Abacus Consult carried out the detailed design of M&E services for both the Category A and B office fit-outs including liaison of the installations as they progressed on site within an occupied building.

Christie Hospital

The project comprised of the altering of existing areas within the Nathan House building at the Christie Hospital site, to form a new Day Case Chemotherapy suite. Existing areas were stripped out of all finishes, M&E services were removed and significant internal demolition was carried out to allow for the new layout of the building.

Abacus Consult undertook the detailed design of the new mechanical installations that were provided throughout the department together with the more specialised installations associated with the chemotherapy pods and diagnostic areas.

City Quay

Abacus Consult undertook the design of mechanical & electrical services on the final phase of this residential site developed by David McLean Homes.

Abacus worked with Leach Rhodes Walker architects and Integra Consulting structural engineers on the new multi-storey building, comprising of 66 apartments located on the site of the old Herculaneum dock.

City Village

A high quality residential, student and retail development at Belgrade Plaza, Coventry. The development comprises of 597 student bedrooms and 12,000 sq. ft. of retail and commercial accommodation, set adjacent to Belgrade Theatre. The building rises in scale from 3 storeys adjacent the existing conservation area, up to 20 storeys on the east of the site.

Abacus Consult carried out mechanical and electrical design for this scheme modelling services in 3D where required to assist coordination at the design stage.

The project consists of two blocks with services running externally between buildings.

CitySide

The CitySide development is a 477 bedroom, student accommodation scheme located in the centre of Leeds.

The development consists of one 12 storey block and an adjacent 17 storey block which are served by a central plantroom.

At ground floor level there are several retails units and a fully equipped public gymnasium.

Abacus Consult were appointed to carry out the full MEP services design.

Deen House

The project involved the complete refurbishment of an existing office block into a 54 bed student accommodation. A new 4th floor extension was added along with laundry, office and bike store areas in the basement. The ground floor area was reconfigured to provide 3No. retail units consisting of a restaurant, chip shop and a barbers

Abacus Consult carried out the full design of the M&E services along with the management of the installations on site. We also liaised closely with the utility providers for the incoming services, carrying out load assessments and making the applications for either upgrade of supply, diverting existing services or meter upgrades.