Royal Society (Knight Harwood)

Chicheley Hall



Client: Royal Society (Knight Harwood)
Location: Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell
Sector: Hotel/Conference Facility
Project: Chicheley Hall




JCA were awarded a contract to install new heating system, ventilation system, BMS and services to approximately 30 new high specification bathrooms. The Royal Society purchased Chicheley Hall from the previous owners for their new headquarters and conferencing facilities. There was a high specification requirement from the architect and client for this Historic 18th Century, Baroque styled, Grade I and Grade II listed property.

The new mechanical services installed in the buildings were served from a new purpose built energy centre located on the perimeter of the grounds. This energy centre needed to be built to meet local planning and English Heritage requirements. The energy centre housed new bio fuel boilers, together with the infrastructure to support the flow and return pipework between the energy centre and buildings via a distribution of trenches.

Each building had a new two pipe system installed, together with new high specification radiators. However, due to the Grade I listing of the main house, the existing single pipe heating system was retained and incorporated into the new system with the application of a new heat exchanger. This ensured that there was no cross contamination or performance issues across the system.

A ventilation system was installed throughout each building for the new bathrooms. The main kitchen was supplied with a dedicated extract plant located in the basement with an exhaust ductwork distribution to the roof.
An existing coach house on the site was also refurbished with installation of air handling plant to serve two new lecture theatres which required an exposed ductwork distribution