Leicester Synagogue

Project: Leicester Synagogue
Location: Leicester, East Midlands
Client: Leicester Jewish Congregation
Status: Complete June 2020

Leicester Synagogue was built and formally opened in 1898. Built largely thanks to the generosity of Sir Israel Hart, this prestigious listed building represents a foundation stone for ongoing cultural and religious activity.
An educational project titled ‘Sharing Jewish Heritage in Leicester’ successfully secured over £1million in Heritage Lottery Funding to fully refurbish the Synagogue and create a visitor’s centre in the adjacent school building.

BCS Ltd provided a Trend IQ4E building control system to manage the LPHW heating system including radiator and underfloor heating zones, domestic hot water system and a water heating and purification system to serve the Mikvah ceremonial pool.

The project was originally designed to operate via timers and contactors in a loose control arrangement; however, BCS proved that a full BMS system could be included within budget.

We overcame several challenges during this project including a very compact plant room. Panels and equipment were carefully selected to make use of the available space. Cabling was routed to avoid damaging the fabric of the listed building. We also coordinated our work considering religious and cultural sensitivities.