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Natural ventilation in new Mersey Ferry Terminal building

Building work is now complete on the latest addition to Liverpool’s iconic waterfront setting - the Mersey Ferry Terminal building.

Cantilevered on two sides, the striking two-storey building is clad in limestone blocks to complement the new Liverpool museum.

Engineering consultant AECOM provided a multidisciplinary role on the project, carrying out all building services and structures design work.

Expected to achieve a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating the building is one of the most environmentally friendly of its type.

A Variable Refrigerant Flow heat pump system provides heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. The building also has a recycled rainwater system for plant watering and flushing toilets.

Natural ventilation is achieved by automated window opening to take advantage of free cooling when permitted. All building services are fully integrated into the Building Management System to optimise energy usage and displayed on an LCD panel in the foyer.