External Refurbishment at Penhill & Leabank

Luton Borough Council

Nature of Work Undertaken

We were appointed to provide multi-disciplinary consultancy services for the energy efficient refurbishment of two high rise blocks in Luton. The works included installation of external wall insulation, installation of heat recovery ventilation systems within each property, LED lighting to all rooms within each flat, solar PV system on the roof with battery storage to supply green energy to the communal services (power and lighting), external cladding and insulation to rooftop tank and lift motor room and replacement of communal windows and smoke vents.

This project was part financed with ERDF funding and was delivered as a pilot, ahead of the next stage of work to refurbish a further 8 similar high-rise blocks. The Technical Advisor role on this project would set a precedent for energy efficient standards and quality that will be used as a reference point for future work.

Our Technical Advisor role was implemented at the very start of the PCSA stage to confirm that the Contractor’s Proposals aligned with the design intent, regulatory, quality and maintenance requirements. We ensured that any cost effective alternative options provided by the contractor did not have a detrimental effect on quality and the overall success of the project. Our role continued during the construction stage including on site verification of testing and remedial works, monitoring and logging pull out tests and checking the satisfactory installation of remedial wall ties.

Collaborative working has led to delivery of a successful pilot and the commencement of the next phase of delivery to 8 further blocks, with MDA again providing the Technical Advisor role.

Services Provided

  • Technical Advisor
  • Clerk of Works
  • Site Inspections & Technical Audits
  • Energy Modelling
  • Principal Designer


Project info

  • Contract value: £6,000,000

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Michael Dyson Associates Ltd
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West Yorkshire

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