Richmond Upon Thames College

  • The challenge:

    REL Building Services designed and delivered the M&E package for a new £34 million campus at Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC).

    The state-of-the-art building, which is targeted to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, features five floors of new facilities spanning 161,000 sq ft, including business incubation space, a 160-seat theatre, art gallery, restaurant, spa, and learning environments comprising advanced digital technology.

  • Project summary:

    • Extensive design work during the scheme’s pre-construction stage.
    • Early engagement with the project team, including extensive BIM modelling, ensured the M&E solution could meet all aspects of the brief.
    • Design and installation of all M&E services for advanced commercial and educational facilities, including a mechanical ventilation system, comprising full comfort cooling.
    • Building services, including ventilation and smoke ventilation systems, had to be fully integrated into an unusually shaped atrium which takes up nearly a third of the building.
    • The solution included 228 photovoltaic panels, a 50kW air source heat pump, an advanced Building Management System (BMS) and more than 1,800 data points.


  • ISG

Main Contractor:

  • ISG

“REL has forged a strong reputation for the design and installation of building services for the education sector. Their input and technical expertise throughout the pre-construction stage has resulted in an M&E solution which will deliver significant cost and time savings.”


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