Electric Vehicle Charging Points
With the rapid increase in electric vehicles on our roads, car dealerships require high-capacity electric vehicle chargers (EVC’s) at each of their major service centres.
ION Consulting are undertaking electricity infrastructure capacity checks at various UK locations, followed by local infrastructure upgrade projects to supply high-capacity DC and AC chargers to several national car dealerships.
With 150KW to 200KW DC fast charging units, electric vehicles can reach maximum range in less than 40 mins, which is essential when dealerships are undertaking servicing and checks on modern electric vehicles.
It is anticipated that within the next 2-3 years that over 100,000 high capacity chargers will be needed throughout the UK.
Adanac Business Park – Infrastructure Development
ION were engaged by the developer for the design of the utility infrastructure required for the construction of Phase 2 of the development at Adanac Business Park. This comprised two blocks totalling 115,000 sqft plus an additional 20,000 sqft of mezzanine. There was also the potential to develop a plot north of the existing overhead power lines which would add a further 120,000 sqft to the site. All buildings are for light general industrial use.
ION liaised closely with the utility providers and managed the various applications to the DNO. Detailed negotiation with SSEN was required to ascertain that adequate power capacity was available to service the site, plus detailed infrastructure planning was needed to locate new substations, maximising flexibility for the future.
Watford Borough Council – Town Hall and Colosseum
Watford Town Hall and Colosseum form the ‘cultural hub’ of the town centre, with the Colosseum being a 1200 seat premier entertainment venue renowned for its acoustic qualities. The large historic auditorium is home to the BBC concert orchestra.
This exciting £20m re-development project will include the remodelling of both buildings. The visitor experience to the Colosseum will be enhanced with new bars and a second entertainment venue, whilst the Town Hall will undergo a major transformation to provide modern energy efficient flexible office and community spaces.
The historic council chamber, committee rooms are heritage areas within the building will be retained to become new exhibition and museum spaces.
New M&E services will be provided throughout including high efficiency heating plant, suited to a future low carbon district heating system as well as new LED lighting, heat recovery ventilation and ultra-fast data connectivity.
Mubarak Mosque – Islamabad
The Mubarak Mosque is a mosque in Tilford, Surrey, England. It serves as the mosque on the site of the international headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, formerly known as Islamabad. It was inaugurated on 17 May 2019 by Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
ION Consulting were part of the design team who together delivered this stunning and architecturally iconic building in Surrey. The M&E design, included a sophisticated lighting scheme both internally and externally that provides a memorable experience both to the building users and people passing by.
Careful integration of air conditioning and audio-visual systems were also required to ensure the M&E systems did not detract from the stunning aesthetics of the facility.