Case study: Inserting services into the Old Admiralty building

Case study: Inserting services into the Old Admiralty building

January Members' SkillShare

26/01/2021 - 26/01/2021
Introductory, General Interest, Members only
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

Free (SPAB members only)

Event details

Tuesday 26 January 2021, 13.30-14.30

Join us for this case study from engineer, Amy Punter, who will be looking at sensitively inserting services into an old building, using Hoare Lea's work on the Old Admiralty building as an example. The Grade II listed building dates back to 1890 and was formerly the headquarters of the British Navy, as well as home to famous figures such as Ian Fleming and Winston Churchill. 

To ensure the building will remain useful for years to come, Hoare Lea worked with architects BDP to transform it into a space that meets the needs of a modern workforce, while remaining sympathetic to the building's history. The integration of new building services was a particular challenge, noting the building’s historic feature prevalent around the building.  Amy and the rest of the team had to challenge the ‘normal’ ways of integrating services in order to overcome this challenge. 

Please Note: we make recordings of skillshares available when we can. In this case, because the building is a government office, we will not be able to share the recording after the event.

About the speaker: Amy Punter is a Senior Associate who has worked in the Hoare Lea London office for the past 10 years, having joined as a graduate engineer in April 2010. Her principal role is leading a multi-disciplinary team of engineers across a number of projects in a variety of sectors, with a primary focus on heritage and refurbishment. Over the past five years, much of her project work has focussed on the heritage sector, through her involvement in refurbishment schemes such as Old Admiralty Building and Rugby Radio School. Through these projects, her interest in the heritage and refurbishment sectors has increased a great deal, owing to the particular challenges that these buildings present

About the skill-share: Run by members for members, these short and informal online sessions are a great way to learn from the expertise and experience of your fellow historic building enthusiasts. We are really grateful to everyone who has volunteered to lead a session so far. If you are interested in leading a session please get in touch with our membership team: membership[at]

These sessions are only available to SPAB members, so you will need to log in to the website in order to register. Please get in touch if you don't have a log in set up yet.

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online session and will be held via a webinar platform called CrowdCast. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session when you book. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. On android mobiles/tablets, sessions can be accessed via either Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. Apple mobile/tablet users will need to download the CrowdCast app.

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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