Altrincham Health Centre

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  • Client:

    South Trafford Health & Wellbeing Centre

  • Sector:

    Healthcare

  • Architect:

    AFL Architects

  • Main Contractor:

    Bowmer & Kirkland

  • MEP Contractor:

    A&B Engineering

  • Structural:

    Civic Engineers

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Digital Engineering Studio was appointed to act as the BIM delivery team for the MEP services on this Health and Wellbeing Centre, a new-build development which provides the community with public health services, local GP practices, and pharmacy, café and library facility, to replace the now decommissioned Altrincham General Hospital situated in the heart of Altrincham’s Old Market Place Conservation Area.

Commissioned to deliver the building services model, our team used a combination of Autodesk Revit and Navisworks Manage to ensure the project was fully coordinated and clash-free. The project consisted of heavy mechanical ventilation systems and with limited ceiling space coordination with the structural elements became a major concern. To ensure a fully coordinated design solution we worked closely with our client to communicate design concerns through BIM workshops, virtual fly-throughs and clash reports until, after several iterations we were satisfied the design would work.

Key to our appointment was showcasing that we could detail every electrical component to allow our client to engage the end user and visualise how each room will look once complete. Components which were unavailable from manufacturers were developed in house and placed to represent actual intended positions and panoramic renders were created of key areas to showcase how the MEP design would look on completion.

A first for us was working alongside a QS who had transitioned to a BIM environment and the requirement was for us to create a digital model that could be used for digital estimation. To ensure the integrity of the model and guarantee we had all components modelled correctly with the correct product data included we underwent rigorous checking exercises before delivering a DWFx file to be integrated into the CostX  software platform.

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Scope of services:
  • Produce 2D tender drawings for all MEP services, fully notated and dimensioned.
  • Manage models for MEP Consultant.
  • All information produced to LOD 300.
  • Model to be used for estimating.
  • Digitally model all MEP services for the entire project.
  • Co-ordinate all MEP services with AEC discipline models.
  • Clash Detection against all AEC discipline models.
  • File types: .RVT, .DWG, .NWD, . DWFx
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