Wolverhampton University

Main Contractor

Willmott Dixon Interiors

M&E Work Delivered


Small Power

Lighting & Lighting Control

Fire Alarm

Access Control


Mechanical inc VRF, DX, CHW, LTHW

Chillers and buffer vessel


MIMA, University of Wolverhampton

WG&R were engaged to complete the MEP works for the new Screen School, Alan Turing Building, and School of Pharmacy, Wulfruna Building. Bringing state of the art facilities to both schools with real world technology and equipment for hands on training.

Both buildings required lighting upgrades to the University’s fully controlled lighting system via Thorlux Smartscan wireless lighting. New Flexline ceiling track mounted slim linear lighting and Hi-Bar suspended linear lighting was installed to great effect. Significant works were required to ensure the lighting to all areas was fully connected and adjustable to suit the training requirements in each area. Upgraded power supplies including new DB’s and distribution were required to suit the new layouts and equipment being installed. Fire alarm, data networking and access control systems supplemented the installation.

MVHR, AHU, DX, VRF, LTHW and chilled water systems were all included in the facilities providing conditioned comfort. DX and MVHR systems were installed in the screen school with specialist rooms such as Video Capture, Video Studio, Recording Room and Foley all requiring temperature and noise control. As part of the work the existing roof mounted chillers and circulating pumps were changed including the introduction of a 4000 litre buffer vessel. The pipework was adjusted to suit the new layout and the Daikin chillers commissioned by the manufacturer.

Works started June 2021 with the WG&R team co-ordinating with WDI site management, other trades and University of Wolverhampton service team to deliver on time and budget. Several technical challenges during the project required significant input from all and daily meetings with WDI and other trades assisted greatly in considering all options for a successful outcome. The project was completed in early 2022 ready for the new semester.