COMMERCIAL: Fareham Innovation Centre at Daedalus



Full mechanical design and fit out


Bouyges Construction



The Brief

Breathing life into the former HMS Daedalus Royal Naval Air Station site, the Fareham Innovation Centre is part of the Solent Enterprise Zone to unlock investment and financial growth in the local area.

Owned by Fareham Borough Council, the £5.3million scheme was primarily aimed at business start-ups and SME’s that engaged in the advanced engineering, marine, aviation and aerospace sectors. The Centre’s objective was to provide a state of art office space serving as a hub for innovative businesses to work, grow and connect.

Completed in March 2015, Phase 1 enjoys a well designed, seamless space which businesses can be proud to show off to their clients and are pleasurable to work in.

Our Response

DEWCO provided a full design and build mechanical package in conjunction with main contractor Bouyges Construction. The scope of works encompassed four distinct spaces comprising of; 24 offices, 15 workshops/engineering spaces, meeting rooms and communal facilities.

The brief for the workshops was to provide a flexible and functional space that could be let to local individuals or companies. In order to meet this requirement automatic sub-metered utilities were provided to each area (gas, water and electric), as was local gas fired radiant heating and stand alone hot water heating.

The office accommodation was serviced with a LTHW radiator system along with natural ventilation. Throughout the project close co-ordination within the design team was required due to various sizes and layouts of both individual offices and those of open plan design.

Meeting rooms were provided with independent comfort cooling systems and are served by the centralised heat recovery system.

Communal Spaces included an integral plant room which houses gas boosting plant, LTHW boilers, cold water booster and ancillaries, a roof plant space housing the cold water storage tank and ventilation plant, WCs and tea points.

In keeping with the seamless feel of the main entrance, services were concealed and the heating was provided via trench heating running along the window line.

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At A Glance

  • LTHW Heating
  • LTHW Trench Heating
  • Gas Fired Radiant Heating
  • Comfort Cooling
  • Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation
  • Mechanical Extract Ventilation
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Gas Booster
  • BMS System
  • Out of hours operation
  • Heating & Plumbing
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Building Management System
  • Domestic Water Services
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Modular Construction
  • Design And Install