Jimmys Night Shelter, Cambridge

Contract Value £89,000




In June 2010, Royce Group were awarded the contract to install mechanical services in the new Jimmys Night Shelter in East Rd, Cambridge.

The M and E consultant was David Bedwell and partners, and the main contractor was Hutton Construction Ltd.

The contract involved new ductwork and ventilation equipment, including a smoke damper control system. New gas supplies, boilers and hot and cold water services were installed in a purpose designed facility in the basement of the Zion Baptist Church, in East Rd, Cambridge.

This installation was particularly challenging due to the nature of the building, being a low ceilinged basement. Many enforced alterations were required before the services installation was ready for use. These included chopping up the existing kitchen equipment and sinks to allow them to fit in the kitchen, plus the installation of 3 different kitchen extract canopies before the system would work! 

The new Jimmys night shelter opened in November 2011 and is already in full use constantly, provided much needed sheltered accomodation for homeless people in Cambridge.

Royce Group are proud to be associated with this project and continue to be involved with Jimmys Night Shelter to this day.