246 ECC defining the Work and Play Concept

246 Edith Cavell Court is located in a part of Port Louis which has kept much of its historical character. The site exists since the 19th Century and was referred to as ‘L’hôtel du Genie’, housing the Civil Engineering office of Mauritius. Today, it can pride itself in its prime location, with its proximity to other business entities while being on a very busy and accessible road. The court today suits modern times and offers Grade A office and retail spaces, defining the “Work and Play concept.” It was inaugurated in December 2019.

Prodesign was appointed as MEP Consultant on this project by Lavastone Properties Ltd and our M&E engineers have designed services with maximum flexibility and usability in mind. In order to propose the best solution to our client, our experienced MEP consultants employed an innovation-driven approach backed with scientific principles. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling was used for the ventilation system of conference hall and proposed a design which significantly reduces energy capex and operating costs while keeping a comfortable environment. A metering system was proposed and implemented for electricity, water and air conditioning system for enhanced billing purposes.

Our full set of MEP services provided is listed below:

• Cold water supply
• General ventilation
• Toilet ventilation
• VRV cooling distribution
• Electricity generation plant
• General lighting
• General LV power
• LV supply and distribution
• Extra low voltage supply
• Uninterrupted power supply
• Emergency lighting
• Street/Area/Flood lighting
• Telecommunications
• Data transmission
• Access Control
• Security detection and alarm
• Earthing and bonding
• Lightning protection
• Structured cabling systems
• Lifts
• Fire hose reels
• Foam fire fighting
• Powder fire fighting
• Fire detection and alarm

Our green building consultants included some key sustainability features in this project, namely:

• Maximised use of daylight
• All motors and fans operated on variable speed drives
• High efficiency transformer
• LED lighting throughout
• Maximised use of natural ventilation
• Reuse of stones
• Reduced waste during construction
• All roof equipped with insulation
• Urinals operate with sensors
• Taps with auto shut-off
• Dual flush WC
• Green space included inside court
• Walls and roofs with high SRI values

Facts and Figures

Project Name: 246 ECC

Client: Lavastone Properties Ltd

Architect: Valentin Lagesse

Start date: 2016

End date: Dec 2019

246 ECC DEFINING THE WORK AND PLAY CONCEPT

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