Bolton House, Ampleforth College
Project Team: LHL Group Architects and Project Managers, Hargreaves Building Consultancy for QS and Clients Agent, Stevenson Calam for Structures.
Bolton House is a 1920’s building within the Ampleforth College estate that needed complete refurbishment. Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the building is of significant historical interest and is within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
The complex refurbishment ran through three phases, allowing the building to be used as a temporary decanting location for students and the Monks whilst other buildings were being refurbished. The new facility is set to provide new state of the art boarding accommodation to allow expansion of student numbers.
Solutions for Historic Buildings
LEDA provided a study on options that would enable the refurbishment to have greater environmental and financial sustainability. This process included a careful examination and proposals for the practical methods of vastly improving the thermal envelope as well as options for Low Carbon energy systems, including low energy lighting, heat recovery ventilation and biomass heating.
Whilst local planning officers preferred the use of traditional metal frame windows without a thermal break, LEDA have been able to provide a successful case for using an double glazed unit with thermal breaks on energy conservation grounds.
LEDA subsequently worked closely with the architects and the planning consultants to prepare the planning application, a fully detailed set of tender documents for traditional contract, together with BIM technology to 3D model the restricted plant rooms and service routes. Ultimately the aim is to provide the Trust with detailed FM information to enable them to efficiently maintain and use the building over the coming decades.
|Client:||Ampleforth Abbey Trust|
|Services Provided:||M+E Design, Sustainability Consultancy, Feasibility studies for renewables, 3D Modelling,|
|Dates:||Feb 2012 – Oct 2017|
|Contract Value:||£5,200,000 Approximate Construction Value, Detailed Design and Traditional Contract|
|Technologies and Unique Features:||Lean Design, Biomass, Super Air tight, Super Insulated, In Curtilage of Listed Buildings, Asbestos Management, Building Integrated PV|