Project challenges – MEP systems
Daniel Hersheson Hairdressing Salon relocated from Conduit Street to Berners Street, Fitzrovia, in one of the new developments there.
The development at 22-24 Berners Street has been completed in late 2017 by Skanska in conjunction with Norman Disney Young.
The space that Daniel Hersheson let from the landlord, was previously design to be an art gallery, therefore the MEP space and technical risers were minimal.
The space at ground floor from the development located at 22-24 Berners Street was let empty and with no finishes, only the base-build installations provided for the space.
The new salon features 28 working stations for hairdressing, manicure and pedicure stations, a coffee shop/lounge, several treatment rooms, offices, board rooms as well as staff kitchen, staff changing and a laundry.
As we got involved quite in a late design stage, we realized that the base-build installation will not suffice the needs for the envisaged space and application.
We had to retro-fit 3 other drainage stacks on the base-build drainage system, taking into account that the tenant below, a gym, finished their fit-out before the salon’s fit-out even started.
A new water supply has been requested from the local supplier in order to satisfy the water demand, as well as a break tank and a booster pump set has been provided in order to ensure the necessary water flow and pressure at each fixture.
As for the mechanical installations, we found a way to fit all the equipment in the ceiling and do all the air treatment, supply and extract, within the lent space without affecting the GIA.
Not only that we saved our client space, but we also offered a feasible solution in a swift period of time which has proven to be very efficient.