Ameon has won the £3 million M&E contract for the refurbishment of the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. M&E services design is by Buro Happold, with the addition of specialist packages by Ameon reflecting its expertise in renewable technologies. Ameon’s packages include the design and installation of earth-tube ventilation, solar thermal, underfloor heating, ground-source heat pump system, BMS, lighting control, CCTV and intruder detection systems.
The 14-month contract will involve some 60 Ameon staff. The gallery’s facilities will remain open to the public for the duration.
Special care will be taken to ensure that delicate works of art will be kept in stable atmospheric conditions. This will include the installation of a conservation heating system to control air temperature and humidity in areas where works of art are stored.
This contract follows the recent completion of a £2.5 million M&E contract at Copthall Stadium in Barnet, the new home of Aviva Premiership rugby club Saracens.
Taken from Modern Building Services