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Chapel Heights, Student Accommodation

Design of 5 new Student Accommodation blocks on a brown field site in Durham.

NDC took the clients design brief to design the mechanical building services to each block and to provide the site infrastructure The 198 student rooms included showering ablution and cooking facilitates.



The building is designed to achieve a BREEAM “Very Good” rating

  • LTHW heating boilers and controls
  • Heating to each student room and communalareas
  • Domestic water services including tanked andboosted water supplies
  • Above ground drainage to the student rooms,toilets and welfare area
  • Toilet extract
  • Smoke Ventilation
  • Comfort Cooling and heating to communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Centralised BEMS control from managementsuite to the individual blocks
  • Sub mains distribution
  • Small power
  • LED lighting
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Data
  • External lighting
  • Fire alarm
  • Incoming Gas Water and Power