State-of-the-art facilities for football club and local community
Peterborough United planned to replace its old Moy’s End Terrace with a new, modern all-seater stand including a specialist education and skills centre. Peterborough City Council owns the ground and provided financial support for this project.
A key challenge was to co-ordinate the main incoming electrical supply into the new specific HV/LV transformer. The new sub-station was sized and built in accordance with the distribution network operative’s standard technical requirements. However, due to its position within the building, careful consideration had to be given to the strategic placement of cable trenches and cable draw pits, to accommodate the bending radius of the sizeable cables to the new switch panel. The co-ordination and routing of mechanical services was also a challenge due to limited space caused by the proximity of the stands.
We resolved the cabling issue by visiting the site with UK Power Networks to fully understand their restrictions and technical requirements, which we incorporated into the technical sections and drawings. For the mechanical services routing, we adjusted the design to avoid clashes with the building structure. During the project, we attended several meetings with the M&E contractor and sub-contractor to resolve issues created by client changes.
- Energy efficient LED internal and external lighting scheme.
- Emergency lighting.
- Energy efficient lighting controls, small power, CCTV system, access control, low voltage distribution, fire alarm system, disabled refuge system, induction loop system and a lightning protection system.
- Rain water harvesting to serve the pitch irrigation system and WCs.
- Air source heat pumps.
- Heat recovery ventilation.
- Domestic hot and cold water.
The new stand provides state-of-the-art facilities for the club, its supporters and the local community. The skills centre is helping to ensure that local young people gain the appropriate education to meet local demand for a skilled workforce. All services are in full compliance with relevant British Standards, Building Regulations, CIBSE Guides and meet the criteria set out within the BREEAM assessment to ultimately achieve a ‘Very Good’ rating.