The Plumstead Centre

MZA was part of the RIBA Stage 4 design team delivering the MEP design for the appointed MEP contractor, including BIM Level 2 and Revit.

Part of the Plumstead Urban Framework, providing modern community leisure facilities and services for the local community, the project incorporates a modern extension at the back of the historic Grade II Listed library. The MEP design included the use of thermodynamic modelling for the building’s energy assessment and Building Regulations, and MZA undertook compliance dynamic simulation to establish true building cooling loads.

The new complex combines library, leisure and cultural facilities with accessibility for all and was completed in February 2020.

The building has achieved BREEAM Very Good and an EPC rating B, is a Civic Trust Awards 2021 Regional Finalist and was Highly Commended in the New London Awards 2020 in the Experience Culture Category.

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