Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre

Project: Barbican Centre Upgrade and Refurbishment
Client: City of London
GIA: 80,000m2
Dates: 2003 – ongoing
Project value: £12m

The project consists of re-planning and refurbishing the Barbican Centre to enhance the aesthetic appearance and general ambience, improve public access and circulation space, provide increased usable floor area and upgrade the general environment to current standards, reduce running costs and energy consumption, and incorporate feature lighting. The main challenge to the client and design team was to ensure that the availability of functions and facilities was maximised, that all safety features were operational i.e. fire escape routes, stairs etc, fire alarm and security systems were fully functional and that all the special events planned for the Barbican Centre could take place on the allotted dates. This was achieved by careful planning and design that allowed areas to be made usable in part with the design allowing them to be fully integrated as required. The overall planning did necessitate the use of a limited amount of temporary work and careful partitioning and sound proofing by the contractor.

Refurbishment of the Barbican Centre. Project includes:

  • Barbican Centre Main Foyer, staircases and bar areas re-planned and refurbished
  • Art Gallery Upgrade
  • Balcony Bistro and Waterside Restaurants Refurbishment
  • Concert Halls Refurbishment
  • Catering Block Ventilation
  • Toilet Areas Re-vamped
  • Shops and Office Areas

Barbican BEMS project

The existing Satchwell BAS2800 + System has reached the end of its economical life and is no longer being supported by Satchwell. During the Contract Administration stage of the Air Handling Unit Phase 2 project SFS & P agreed with the Barbican Engineering department to replace the existing Satchwell system with a Trend system. The Current project involves the replacement of the remaining Satchwell BAS2800 + system, comprising of 2,100 points on 80 outstations throughout the Barbican Centre, with the Trend system. The replacement of a number of the original motor control panels and associated controls equipment is also included. The new Trend outstations will be added to the associated head end together with a marketing and targeting package (M & T). Our duties on the project have included feasibility study, preparation of specification, schedule of works and tender documentation and will include the administration of the Contract. We are appointed for the M & E services, CDM Co-ordination services and Q S Services.