Jesmond Picture House Re-development

The former Jesmond Picture House cinema in West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne was demolished in 2011 to provide the space for an art deco style office building with ground floor retail space, to help enhance an area dragged down by the look of the ageing and dilapidated existing building.

Due to the close proximity of the residential areas, the Lonsdale Public House, and the nearby Jesmond Metro station, the building was built within tight site constraints which included a requirement to build within the height of the existing building height. Consequently the development of an effective servicing strategy within the constraints of the existing building volume provided a challenge that Kinetic were integral in overcoming.

The resultant servicing strategy includes a perimeter trench heating system, active chilled beams providing cooling to the open plan offices, and a raised access floor was used for main services distribution. The building is designed to achieve a BREEAM “Very Good” rating and includes green  technologies including rainwater recycling.

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