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SERC – Performing Arts & Technology Centre

The new £12 million facility will boost education and training across three areas creative industries, computing and engineering.

Mechanical services included Gas-fired LPHW heating system, Gas-fired domestic hot water system and sanitary ware, Air-conditioning system, Automatic opening windows, Automatic opening stairwell vents, Rainwater harvesting, Heat recovery ventilation system, Compressed air system and Natural gas and gas detection system.

Electrical Services Installation included Disabled person's refuge intercom installation, Disabled person's toilet alarm installation, Audio-Visual (AV) wireways installation, TV aerial installations, Audio signal cabling installation, Earthing and bonding installations, Lightning protection installation, Solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, Provision of main intake switchboard, Provision of sub switchboards, Liaison with NIE for provision of new electricity supply, Sub-mains distribution installation, General lighting installation, Emergency lighting installation, Lighting controls installation, Stage lighting installation, Stage sound installation, Sound limiting sensor and controls, Exterior lighting installation, General power installation, Fire alarm installation, Security Systems and Computer/data wiring.

Features Include:

  • Installation of a number of renewable systems including Air Source Heat Pumps and Rain Water Harvesting System which helped achieve BREEAM rating of “very Good”
  • The lighting is controlled and is arranged in such a way that it can be switched or controlled in zones to provide flexibility, both in terms of usage and to achieve optimum energy efficiency savings. This was extended to the emergency lighting system which uses high-efficiency LEDs.
  • The Photovoltaic Panel installation has been provided with a total of 8.76kWp of rigid mono- crystalline PV panels which are linked to the mains electrical system via a single or three- phase inverter unit.
  • The electricity sub-meters are controlled by the BEMS and will monitor energy usage, allowing it to be allocated to various end- use categories, such as lighting, general power, HVAC etc. This monitoring process is extended to water and gas as well as the RWH and heat usage of the air-source heat pumps.

Main Contractor

O'Hare & McGovern
Carnbane House, Shepherds Way
Carnbane Industrial Estate
Co. Down
BT35 6EE

M&E Consultant

Bennett Robertson
Lismachen Mews
380c Belmont Road


Hamilton Architects
Hamilton House
3 Joy Street