The Dolphin Centre

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This contract involved the design and provision of Mechanical and Electrical services for a new adventure and activity centre in Pangbourne, West Berkshire.

The Dolphin Centre caters for teenagers and young adults, providing activities such as canoeing, kayaking and indoor rock climbing.

The building is located adjacent to the river Thames in an area that floods once every five years. This created an interesting challenge for the design team, with all services located at high level to avoid flooding damage. Coordination was essential throughout the design and construction. Building services used in the design included solar water heating and a natural ventilation system.

A BREEAM excellent rating was achieved for the building, with BJP providing expertise and advice throughout the BREEAM process.

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