Pi are working as part with a well-established design team to provide a replacement frontage to Basingstoke Railway Station. This £1.5m refurbishment will provide a well needed new face to the station offering an energy efficient coordinated package to front & back of house areas.
As appointed building services consultants to an exciting demolition and rebuild of a 1840’s mews house in central London.
The project, for a private client entailed the retention of the front facade whilst rebuilding the whole of the rear, roof and internal levels. Located in the Howard de Warden Estate, a conservation area, and in the vicinity of a number of Listed Buildings the project required careful navigation through the relevant statutory organisations including the planning authorities at the City of Westminster. This project will provide an inspiring, beautifully lit and environmentally responsive building for the client to appreciate for years to come.
Pi have recently completed the design of a small extension to a village hall in North Kent for Sevenoaks District Council, which is about to commence on site and provides a valued enhancement to the local public facilities and clubs within the area.
Conservation of fuel and Power is interlaced into thinking throughout the industry and starts with the government’s strategy to reduce energy and climate change.
A main driver for the evolution of the UK’s relevant legislation currently rests within the Climate Change Act to reduce total emissions by 80% by 2050!
One of the key documents which will ensure this reduction is the Building Regulation Part L; this saw its last amendment on 2010 and is expected to be again revised in 2013.
As building services consultants it is important to become involved in projects from conception to support the team and appraise the passive options and effects along with active measures far earlier within the design process to maximise efficiencies and aid smooth project progression.
The director of Pi has his own personally owned race prepared 125cc kart, who during the summer months arranges personal invites to friends and clients to try the kart out at “Arrive and Drive” days out. The kart provides a real adrenalin rush racing experience rather than the more sedate corporate karting experience. Previous clients who attended have thanked us with typical responses such as “Thanks so much for the invite, it was a brilliant day”