CRMZ Youth Mega Club, Widnes
Hannan Associates were employed to undertake the M&E Design for the refurbishment of the Art Deco, Grade II listed Kingsway Health Centre. The former Kingsway Health Centre underwent a significant refurbishment programme to create an environment that young people want to visit and can participate in activities. The facility has been designed to promote volunteering, education, employment and training and ‘good teen health’.
A new multifunction hall has been built including a recording studio, radio room and control facilities for the audio and visual equipment. The new hall has multi function use for communal classes and live performances. The new function hall is naturally ventilated by the automatic operation of ‘Monodraught’ towers and opening windows.
The building has external solar shading to minimise solar gains during the summer months to the south façade and the structure is of medium weight construction to help reduce peak temperatures within the hall. The intention of the ventilation strategy in the new main hall is to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.