Whole house ventilation system

A mixed-use development of residential and retail - but featuring timber construction in the heart of the city.

Contract Value: 6m
Date: Completed April 2008
Local Authority: Liverpool City Council


This former industrial site required demolition and site clearance prior to the development of a substantial new-build structure, which in a first for Liverpool is predominantly of timber-framed construction.

The Challenge

Timber-framed buildings require specialist M&E detailing to meet fire and safety standards of current building regulations. This major development of 56 residential apartments over 5-floors also required a specific ventilation solution to enhance the energy performance and 'green' credentials which were an important aspect to both client and architect.

Our Solution

Our design solution included specification of a whole house ventilation system that will reduce the lifetime cost of heating the building, improve summer comfort levels and make significantly less CO2 emissions than a conventional scheme.

Future power supply to the site was consolidated with the specification of a new electricity substation.

Consolux also detailed lighting and power of the apartments together with security of a new surface car park.

For this development we benefited from working with architects Christopher Rodgers Associates, a national firm of Home Inspectors with preferred supplier status on many national panels.

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