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Mayflower Halls, University of Southampton

Mecserve was appointed to assist with the design and development of an extremely attractive, high-quality scheme at the University of Southampton.

Mayflower Plaza was designed to accommodate over 1100 student bedrooms as well having a retail space, café, gym and learning centre at ground level across 270,000 ft².

With the project consisting of three main towers built on a vacant site, Mecserve was the client’s building services consultant and assisted with the design development of the firefighting cores and fire strategy, the location of the principle plant rooms and major services distribution concept prior to the appointment of the main contractor (Osborne Construction) who then completed the full design.

Mecserve carried out full energy and sustainability analysis and looked to surpass the tender's original target of a 'Very Good' BREEAM rating with an 'Excellent' classification.

  • A BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating was achieved for this project
  • EPC Rating B

Contract Value: £35m

Client: Osborne Development/Terrace Hill

Architect: Architecture PLB

Structural Engineer: Waterman

Main Contractor: Osborne Construction

Building Services Contractor: Working Environment

Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering, energy analysis & simulation, sustainability benchmarking and an overseeing role for the client