Bristol Operations Centre

Temple Street, Bristol

Project Details

Client

Bristol City Council

Contractor

Morgan Sindall / Overbury

Project Manager

Bristol City Council

Architect

Alec French Architects

Quantity Surveyor

Gardiner & Thobald

M&E

Arup

Value

£5.5 million

Contract Period

28 weeks

Project Description

Following the successful completion of the first phase of 100 Temple Street, Morgan Sindall were appointed to deliver the second phase by Bristol City Council.

The works spanned 2,500 sqm and included the creation of a brand new Operations Centre on one floor. The Operations Centre is the operational hub where all the CCTV cameras in Bristol city centre feedback their visuals to. The room also acts as a control centre for a major incident and, as a result, has a higher level of security than the rest of the building.

Specialist and security systems included the installation of a video wall system which features images from the CCTV cameras that operators can play numerous images on. The video wall system enables the operator to split the screen or zoom in on particular images.

We also undertook all the CAT 6 data wiring, installed a new generator, UPS and air conditioning. Other work carried out in the building included fitting out the first floor for the Department for Works and Pensions.

The team worked closely with the architect and designers to make sure the project stayed within budget.

Key Challenges

  • A new switch panel was installed and had to be undertaken over three weekends whilst the building remained occupied.
  • The works were phased to ensure minimal disruption to Bristol City Council staff.
  • Deliveries were planned carefully.
  • We ensured any drilling was not undertaken after 8.30am.
  • The works were phased to ensure minimal disruption to Bristol City Council staff.
  • Deliveries were planned carefully.