UWE Hillside Gardens

UWE Hillside Gardens

University of West of England

Designing with:
Roberts Limbrick, Verde Recreo

Our Role:
Building Services Design

circa £4.5million

New build Sports Facility at the UWE Frenchay campus in north Bristol.

Shortlisted for Best BIM Project award at the 2019 BIM Awards, the UWE Hillside Gardens Sports Complex used BIM to ensure a fully integrated and accessible design engaging many parties within the design team.

The BIM Level 2 design scheme delivered a first-class facility for the University as well as a Building Information Model which the UWE Facilities Management team are using and will provide a model for future developments. The BIM model will be used to review issues before attending site, track changes, perform inspections during the operation of the building, and report changes, greatly benefiting UWE, our ultimate Client, in terms of how they manage their estate.

The main sports areas include two floodlit artificial pitches, a separate artificial surface warm-up area, undercover seating for spectators, pitch-side dugouts and grass football pitch and training grids. Also on-site parking, changing facilities and spectator areas providing a state-of-the-art facility for UWE at Hillside Gardens.

We were thrilled to be part of the design team for the project and enjoyed a great working relationship with the Client and design team.

Scope of services includes:

  • Incoming services
  • Primary LV switchgear and metering
  • Small power Services
  • General lighting and pitch lighting
  • Emergency lighting system
  • Centralised Door Access
  • Networked Fire Alarm System
  • Disabled WC System
  • Data networking
  • Roof mounted air handling plant
  • Natural gas distribution and safety interlocks
  • LTHW distribution serving radiator systems
  • Natural ventilation to offices and communal areas

The Client says

“The award application was submitted by the client for a truly exceptional BIM project where we initially thought we were going to have a very difficult time.  We want to demonstrate that the BIM deliverables are not only possible for unfamiliar teams but how it also results in vast improvements over traditional methods on small projects.  We should celebrate the achievements of this team, their “can do” attitude proves it can be done!”

Images from Verde Recreo

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