Balliol House, Newcastle

Balliol House was an ageing office building near to the centre of Newcastle, which was brought back to life with a full strip out and refurbishment providing prime open plan Cat A office space. 

The mechanical and electrical services were carefully designed to achieve a slick exposed services installation with a futuristic look and feel. Clark Degnan were employed by Norstead Ltd to develop the design on behalf of the Metnor Group and were responsible for developing the client brief and the full detailed design from RIBA Stage 3 onwards.

Alongside the aesthetic goals of the project, energy efficiency played a significant part of the client brief and the services design included the use of VRF heat recovery heating and comfort cooling systems, MVHR, LED lighting and automatic daylight dimming and occupancy lighting control.

Lead
Gary Nolan
In
Refurbishment
Ended
April 2018
Client
Norstead Ltd
Started
May 2017
Cost
£2,000,000
Balliol House, Newcastle
Balliol House, Newcastle
Balliol House, Newcastle
Balliol House, Newcastle
Balliol House, Newcastle
Balliol House, Newcastle

We have worked with the directors of Clark Degnan Ltd for a number of years, and have continued to use their mechanical and electrical design services for a wide range of projects including large student accommodation and office developments. More recently we have employed them to carry out the mechanical and electrical design for the refurbishment of our new office headquarters in central Newcastle, which is a reflection of the confidence we have in them. Their knowledge, attention to detail, and pragmatic approach to building services design makes them a valuable partner, and we hope to maintain their services for the foreseeable future. We highly recommend their services.