Gateshead District Energy Scheme
Client: Gateshead Council
Services CK21 Provided
Structural and infrastructure engineering, CDM
CK21 are part of a design team with Balfour Beatty, who have been appointed to provide a District Heating and Energy Centre as part of the Gateshead District Energy Scheme.
The Energy Centre building will house a number of boilers and CHP units which will provide heat and power to 9 commercial buildings in and around Gateshead.
The building has been designed and commissioned utilising BIM methodologies in accordance with PAS 1192. 3D modelling software has been used to develop the design and produce tender packages and construction drawings. As well as for the analysis and design of the super structure of the building.
The building is founded on CFA piles with in-situ concrete pile caps and an in-situ concrete suspended ground floor slab.
The super structure is a hot rolled steel frame supporting floor slabs constructed with composite metal decking and an in-situ concrete topping.
External hardstanding design and surface water drainage, including below slab connections for foul and surface water, with SUDS have been developed by CK21. The Principal Designer appointment is direct with the Client (Gateshead Council) and includes full client’s advisor and site inspection duties.