Projects

DRAC Consulting Ltd have designed Mechanical and Electrical building services for a wide variety of specialist areas covering new builds, extensions, refurbishments and site infrastructure developments for a diverse range of clients.

 

DRAC Consulting Ltd have worked in many different specialist areas, these include;

 

  • Healthcare
  • Care Homes and Social Housing
  • Food Handling / Processing
  • Industrial
  • Listed Buildings
  • Office Buildings
  • Police Buildings
  • Education
  • Sports Facilities and Pavilions

Our Healthcare, Care Homes and social Housing projects have achieved BREEAM standards.

BREEAM assessments can be provided as an integrated design package, with specific knowledge and experience in credit capture through the consideration of design issues relating to Mechanical and Electrical building services installations.

 

The following projects are examples that demonstrate our experience of working in just some of these specialist areas.

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Student’s Union building for the University of the West of England

 

The £9.8m, 3,000 sq m development, which sits in the heart of the new and expanding masterplan of the University’s Frenchay campus, comprises of two interlinked buildings that bring all of the Student’s Union services to one accessible location.

 

The larger of the two buildings houses a number of offices, meeting rooms, a radio hub and a commercial unit, as well as open plan spaces for students to work collaboratively, or socialise, as well as bookable studio space.

 

The smaller of the two buildings provides a double height social space, with a large bar area, balcony café and leisure area. A vertical timber feature dominates the space, with a distinct visual quality that reflects the unique and original style that can be found within the social scene of Bristol.

 

DRAC Consulting designed the Electrical installation utilising Autodesk Revit to BIM Level 2

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Neonatal Unit - Singleton Hospital Swansea


This Project involved the provision of a new Neonatal unit in Singleton Hospital Swansea. The work was carried out under the Abertawe Bro Morganwg University Health Board partnering services. 


This project was carried out over a period of 13 months. Mechanical and Electrical services design included General lighting installation, emergency lighting installation, fire alarm system, ICT technology, access control, UPS/IPS systems, life signs monitoring, sub-main distribution, final distribution boards, general small power, HWS & CWS systems, mechanical ventilation systems, Hot and Cold water services, medical gases and BMS system.

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Hafan Y Coed, University Hospital, Llandough

 

This project involves the provision of new Adult Mental Health Unit

 

Crisis assessment ward (15 beds)

Locality wards (51 beds)

Psychiatric intensive care ward (10 beds)

Addiction ward and day unit (12 beds)

Neuropsychiatry service (12 beds)

Male low secure wards (25 beds)

Supportive recovery service (10 beds)

 

Key Facts

  • Contract Value:   £ 85M
  • Contract Period:  29 months
  • Supervisor Duties under the NEC Form of Contract
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Members Pavilion at the Royal Welsh Showground Builth Wells


Commissioned as a design and build contract this new build development on the site of the RWSG in Llanelwedd replaced an old dilapidated building and now provides meeting catering and administrative facilities for members and events throughout the year



Key Facts


  • Contract Value: £ 750k
  • Contract Period: 10 Months
  • M&E Building Services Design


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Royal Chambers Building Newport


Performance Duties for the refurbishment of the office accommodation at the Royal Chambers in Newport, South Wales. The second floor of the building was totally refurbished to office, training rooms and meeting rooms for Coleg Gwent.


Key Facts

  • Contract Value: £ 550k
  • Contract Period: 6 Months
  • M&E Building Services Design
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Brecon House University of South Wales Treforest Campus


The Client brief was to re-create a new entrance for the Treforest campus with a transformation of the existing structure and an additional new build section. The building should act as the main focus for students and visitors, particularly those emanating for the main car park.


Key Facts

  • Contract Value: £ 3.9M
  • Contract Period: 18 Months
  • M&E Building Services Design