SWBP Phase 1 & 2Urbanism
Rohan Holdings Ltd.
RKD / Donn Ponnighaus
Civil Structural Engineers
71MW Critical IT Load
Phase 1: Complete Phase 2: Contract Stage
A premier business centre, South West Business Park is anchored at a central site and is home to an expansive labour force from leading brands occupying the spaces.
The project involved 2 phases of construction. Phase 1 consisted of the construction of 4 warehouse / industrial units in 3 buildings. This included ancillary offices and operational facilities within each building. Each unit also consisted of rear service yards with 155 car parking spaces, of which 20% was equipped with charging stations for EVs, 72 cycle parking spaces, water services infrastructure, and a sustainable urban drainage system that involved the relocation and resizing of a pump station. Phase 1 has been successfully completed.
Phase 2 consisted of the construction of 1 industrial / warehousing unit including ancillary offices and operational facilities, with a rear service yard, 155 car parking spaces, and 72 cycle parking spaces. This unit is currently at Contract Issue stage.
Ethos Engineering designed and directed the installation and commissioning of all the mechanical and electrical services in all 4 units. Ethos also designed the mechanical and electrical services for the estate including estate lighting, automatic gates for property, power requirements for security, and more.
We also designed a variable refrigerant flow system combined with heat recovery units to equip the client with design flexibility within the newly built office blocks. All office blocks also received new water services systems, drainage, power, LED lighting, and fire protection.
Emergency lighting and fire alarm systems were designed for the warehouse and office areas, whilst closely monitoring the installations to avoid any discrepancy to the design. Phase 2 of the project, for which Ethos also designed the mechanical and electrical services, is currently under contract stage awaiting contractor appointment.
Unique Key Features:
Ethos ensured the services provided were futureproof and allowed the client design flexibility for scalability requirements such as communications, data, and power. For units such as these, the need for sustainability is imperative. So, we employed daylight harvest technique in lighting design, which adjusts the brightness of the lights, subject to natural light availability. We also equipped the units with integrated mechanical and electrical systems throughout to aid optimal energy usage.
In addition to more than 20% of parking spaces with charging stations dedicated to EVs, 100% of the parking spaces on the estate were provided with the flexibility of setting up EV charging stations in the future.