Idom Merebrook appointed to major mixed-use Bradford building

Idom Merebrook  has been appointed by Pinnacle (Bradford) Ltd to manage the outlined design for all mechanical and electrical building services for The Xchange building in Bradford.

The building, a 1960s office block previously known as Arndale House, sits at the heart of the city within Bradford’s conservation area and will be transformed into a mix of retail and residential developments.

Neil Collins Homes will be responsible for the internal modernisation and enhancement of the office tower.

David Spacey, Technical Director at Idom’s Manchester office, said this will be a “flagship project” for the engineering consultancy as it aims to create “one of the city’s most notable buildings”. He added:

“The Xchange will be a prestigious, modern and high-spec development with an array of high performance building services systems once complete.

“This is a challenging project for our team – the M&E needs of the building have been totally transformed, which has meant a complete redesign of the internal systems to meet residential requirements rather than commercial.”

Idom Merebrook’ s Manchester team has been briefed to design the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, domestic hot and cold water service and all electrical systems such as lighting and small power to meet the new requirements and residential usage of the building.

The refurbishment is due to be complete at the beginning of 2017 and will deliver a mix of residential and commercial spaces over 9 floors with a capacity for 126 one and two bedroom apartments.