Broad Street Plaza, Halifax

M&E consultant for a £32m town centre, mixed-use redevelopment providing a 9-screen cinema, hotel, restaurants, gym, office, NHS facility and car parking.

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Developed in collaboration with Calderdale Council, Broad Street Plaza is one of the biggest mixed-use leisure schemes completed in northern England in the last decade, helping regenerate Halifax town centre.

The 280,000 sq ft development includes a 9-screen Vue cinema, a 100-bed Premier Inn, Pure Gym, a 429-space multi-storey car park let to APCOA, a range of restaurants, office space for Calderdale Borough Council and an NHS drop-in centre.

On this complex site, our specialist Hydrock MRB team acted as M&E consultants for the whole development and BREEAM assessor for the NHS unit, alongside architectural practice, The Harris Partnership.

Our work included:

  • Services strategy for all units
  • Liaison with prospective and confirmed tenants to incorporate their M&E requirements
  • Determining loads for site-wide gas, water and power infrastructure, and negotiations with utility companies
  • A site-wide energy strategy to satisfy the local authority’s renewable energy conditions
  • Production of a performance specification and design intent drawings for the M&E Employer’s Requirements
  • Review and agreement of the contractor’s detailed design proposals
  • Construction stage M&E project monitoring
  • Witnessing, snagging and de-snagging
  • Design stage and as-built stage SBEM calculations and production of EPC’s upon completion

Hydrock MRB is a specialist MEP, energy and sustainability team within Hydrock following the acquisition of MRB Consulting Engineers by Hydrock in October 2019.