St Mary Axe, London

ACTS has been involved in numerous fit-out contracts at the iconic 30 St Mary’s Axe
building (The Gherkin) which is located in London’s Square Mile.
A current project which we are undertaking for our client involves the complete
refurbishment of tenant occupiable space on the 30th floor. The design brief involves
reconfiguration of all M&E services to suit the new architectural layout which include:
• Re-configuration of the addressable lighting control system
• Re-positioning of the modular LV power systems to suit the new furniture layout
• Installation of temporary fire alarm and voice evacuation system during reconfiguration
works of the main systems
• Full communications server room renewal inclusive of fibre optic interlinking between
client occupied floors
• Fan coil unit repositioning and re-configuration to serve the new layout
• Alterations to the existing sprinkler system to ensure system coverage is maintained

Riverside Business Park - Braehead

ACTS were commissioned to carry out the detailed design of the Mechanical, electrical and lift services for these design build speculative office developments. Installations included lighting, small power, fire alarms, CCTV, data containment, telecoms containment, heating, hot and cold water services, incoming utilities and above ground drainage.
The buildings were designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of Very Good.

Goodrich - Prestwick

Braehead, Phase 2

The master plan for Phase 2 of the development was developed for the land between the Braehead Shopping Centre and Renfrew. This development will regenerate the largest area of derelict land in Renfrewshire and will incorporate Xscape, Scotland’s first snowdome plus cinema, health club, specialist sports and leisure shopping, a 175 room hotel, a 28,000 sqm business park, almost 900 homes including flats, townhouses and family homes and public riverside park for the local community. New roads, footpaths and cycleways will be built to ensure that the area is connected to Renfrew town centre: this development is the major part of the North Renfrew plan linking Renfrew to Braehead. ACTS Partnership were appointed to provide services advice for masterplanning. This appointment included Utilities infrastructure procurement, design of self lay water infrastructure, water connection negotiations, connectivity with existing Shopping Centre, public realm lighting, security, help point and power distribution design. Integrated underground services ductwork design, vehicle management system upgrading, third party developer connections, services interface with third party developers, telecoms provision
and futureproofing.
ACTS Partnership proposed and delivered a strategy to prepare and issue tender
documentation to Distribution Network Operators to design and install a licenced network on the basis of an Infrastructure Agreement. This procurement route for the multi utilities has added significant value to the development.

Volvo Service Centre Glasgow

Located in Cardonald Business Park Glasgow the service centre provides a services and maintenance function for volvo bus and trucks. The facility provides a new state of the art vehicle workshop and office suite incorporating eight functioning service bays.
The service installation designed and specified by ACTS comprised LTHW heating with in slab underfloor heating provided to the workshop and ground floor offices and stores. VRF comfort cooling, compressed air, mechanical ventilation, lighting and electrical services power and data, specialist lubrication, distribution water services and internal drainage.

GE Caledonian - Cleaning Area

GE Caledonian Prestwick provide aircraft engine maintenance, repair and
rebuild Services.
As part of the maintenance cycle, parts are required to be thoroughly cleaned
and degreased prior to works being carried out.
ACTS were commissioned to provide mechanical and electrical services, design
and specification for the installation of a specialist cleaning process package.
The engineering systems required to be MAOS compliant. Services provided
were specialist lighting, power and data services, medium pressure hot water,
ventilation, water services and drainage.

Drumkinnon Tower, Lomond Shores - Loch Lomond

A focal point for the £60m Lomond Shores development, constructed on the
banks of Loch Lomond.
The new build tower offering spectacular views across Loch Lomond,
designed to be sustainable and energy efficient, minimising the ecological
footprint of this development in a highly sensitive location.
Design solutions included ground source heat pump, underfloor heating, and
displacement ventilation.
The architects aspiration for fair faced exposed concrete surfaces required
detailed co-ordination and close collaboration. Any variations to services outlet
locations after the concrete pour would be costly to rectify and likely to impact
on programme. Conduit drops and outlets were precast into the concrete and
co-ordinated down to the level of fixings to the concrete reinforcing bars.
The building also incorporated a large screen format, 300 seat
iMax cinema. The theatre was ventilated and comfort cooled using
displacement ventilation with displacement terminals concealed behind
the acoustic wall linings. Close control air conditioning was installed to
meet the stringent temperature and humidity requirements of the iMax