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Car park ventilation system for council’s new HQ

A picture of One Angel Square, Northampton, the new purpose-built headquarters of Northampton County Council. SCS Group Picture courtesy Briggs & Forrester Group

One Angel Square, Northampton, the new purpose-built headquarters of Northampton County Council. Picture courtesy Briggs & Forrester Group


Project title
One Angel Square

Location Northampton

 

Project background

ONE Angel Square, Northampton, known as ‘Project Angel’, is the new purpose-built headquarters of Northampton County Council.

Council staff moved out of 12 buildings across the town, including County Hall, into the new £53million building, which is located on Angel Street in the town centre.

It was officially opened by Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid in October 2017. We completed our work there in June 2017.

 

SCS Group’s involvement

SCS Group was brought in by Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services in June 2015 to design and install a car park ventilation system for the ground floor to reduce the build-up of carbon monoxide during busy periods. Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services worked closely with Galliford Try, BDP and Lendlease on the project.

 

SCS Group’s solution

SCS Group designed and installed a car park ventilation system which would ensure movement of air from one side of the car park to the other to reduce carbon monoxide build-up. We installed induction fans, carbon monoxide detectors, motor control centre and fireman’s override switch.

Curtis Rees, Project Manager at SCS Group, said: “This was a really interesting project to work on and was our first project working with Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services.”
Find out more about car park ventilation at http://groupscs.co.uk/car-park-ventilation-demystified/