Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS)

DSSR undertook the full design duties of all services related to the CAT B Fit-Out of existing Ground and First Floor office accommodations for MDDUS to facilitate a move from their current offices.

Location

Glasgow

Contract Value

£400,000

Architect

Michael Laird Architects

Client

Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS)

Completion

2021

Category

Office

DSSR successfully completed the full MEP design for the office relocation of the Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS). This includes all services related to the CAT B Fit-Out of the existing Ground and First Floor office accommodations.

This project comprised the design of primarily open plan office areas, with a level of cellularisation to provide meeting rooms, offices, staff break-out, and comms/IT rooms.

DSSR undertook the full design duties of all services related to the fit-out, including:

  • Drainage
  • Domestic Water
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Power & UPS
  • Data & Security Systems
  • Lighting
  • Fire Alarm Systems

We discovered that the landlord’s ‘as-built’ drawings were out of date, and so DSSR undertook fact-finding exercises at an early stage in the project to ensure the current information we provided was as accurate as possible.

In order to control the cost of the fit-out, the client was seeking to minimise the alterations to the existing services as much as possible.

To reduce the level of required service alterations, DSSR was involved in early discussions with the architect, working closely to best locate the cellular spaces (as these were slab to slab partitions to achieve the client noise criteria).