Halton Housing Trust | HQ (Waterfront Point)

  • Client: Halton Housing Trust
  • Location: Halton
  • Value: £3M

A new multiple storey office complex comprising of: open plan offices, meeting pods, games room, executive suites, administration suites, training facilities, changing facilities and welfare facilities.

ESD were appointed by Halton Housing Trust to provide M&E performance designs for the schemes proposals against a robust brief for the incorporation of flexible M&E systems to match the flexible working ethos of Halton Housing Trust original design vision.

We were tasked by Halton Housing Trust to provide a simple, low energy and user friendly Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) design solution that works for Halton Housing Trust staff and visitors.

We worked closely with the scheme architects to ensure that the building function and form worked with a low energy naturally ventilated solution with multiple opening windows and cross flow ventilation for the upper floor administration suites. Any solar gains throughout the office spaces have been mitigated as part of the design through the use of architectural aesthetic brise soleil.

The scheme incorporates high efficiency LED lighting throughout and we have adopted a BREEAM standard for the external lighting provision to ensure the lighting to the exterior of the building is both energy efficient and safe for any staff and visitors.

The scheme won a British Council for Offices “Corporate Workplace Award” for the Northern Region in 2018 with judges praising the flexibility of the building and its strong ethos around health and well being for the employees.

Images taken from HHT website
  • Winner of the BCO “Corporate Workplace award" for the Northern Region
  • Simple low energy M&E design incorporating mixed mode ventilation systems throughout, combining mechanical ventilation systems and natural ventilation throughout the building and high efficiency LED lighting
  • Detailed collaboration and coordination with the architect’s proposals for flexible open plan working.
  • Provision of a flexible M&E systems to match the flexible working ethos of the building and in close collaboration with Halton Housing Trust design vision.

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