Music School BMS Control Panel Installation

During 2015 Universal Systems and Controls were the main BMS Contractor for an impressive new-build £1.2m state of the art Music school based at Ipswich School. The Britten Faculty of Music spans the Prep and Senior School aiming to provide young pupils with as many opportunities as possible to perform, create, listen to and compose music. 

As part of the build phase, USC provided the main control panel, which was installed along with a gas fired back-up boiler, Air-Handling Units and Natural Ventilation in the rehearsal areas. These highly efficient installations are helping to reduce the schools carbon output, providing a cheaper source of energy, with the added incentive of a government backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) income.

The rehearsal rooms are controlled via the BMS via AHU Ventilation, underfloor heating and natural vent turrets. Within the IT room the window blinds are also controlled via the BMS system.

The main plant room has a 15” Touch Screen PC, which allows full access to the BMS to allow for full control and monitoring of the heating, ventilation and lighting.

The lighting to the main entrance and rehearsal room is controlled via the BMS via remote touch screens and Dali interface.

Grant Capon, USC Manager commented “This was an exciting and forward-thinking project that we were thrilled to be involved with. Throughout the project we were able to demonstrate our committed level of customer service and ongoing support, which was assisted by our vast experience of the private school sector. I am sure the Britten Facility of Music will enjoy many years of ambience in an environment which will meet all the expectations of those involved”.

Whilst this was a new-build project, USC have frequently managed upgrades in occupied buildings and schools, dealing efficiently with the challenges related to upgrading BMS systems, whilst reducing interruption and disruption to the staff, facilities and services.