Innovation Central, designed by award-winning architects Hawkins\Brown, will house SPARK, the world’s first social science research park, and the Innovation Centre – a creative space for start-ups, spin-outs and partnerships. By proving and refining the integration of separate software platforms there will be a reduction in future baseline technology costs.

Technical Challenges

With expansive open plan working spaces it is imperative that comfort levels are maintained whilst energy usage is kept to a minimum. In order to facilitate this ATS had to solve the challenge associated with managing the HVAC applications whilst utilising the lighting systems occupancy data and connecting them together via a single software platform to achieve optimal energy savings. Although there are examples of integration between lighting and BMS systems there is no baseline available for a project of this scale and therefore if the two platforms are able to cope with the scale of data being exchanged and more importantly be able to use the data in an efficient and productive way.