Gloucester Quays, Gloucester
Gloucester Quays LLP (Peel Holdings & British Waterways)
RPS provided Building Services designs, Lift Engineering services and Utilities Management for this Designer Outlet Centre as part of Gloucester's Quayside refurbishment programme.
Gloucester Quays includes over 110 retail and restaurant outlets in both covered and pedestrianised environments, a hotel and four storeys of car parking, complete with transport links to the approach of the Centre.
As part of the re-generation of the site, the public road network has been reorganised involving road closures, pedestrianisation, and the provision of a new road crossing to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.
A totally new utilities infrastructure was developed, which involved both practical and commercial discussions with each of the utility providers.
A 1.2 km directional drilling exercise was undertaken providing the utility companies with new links between their infrastructure networks on each side of the canal.
The building services provide a naturally ventilated, zero heated, enclosed Centre with either direct utility service connections or a common landlords distribution system.