Mid way through construction and beginning to install HVAC, the Loma Linda University Church’s new Ministry Building is the first of a two phase development to bring a new face to the campus based congregation. The new ground up 67,000 SF structure includes three interior levels and a fourth level with roof terrace along the sloping grade of Campus Street. The facility will house a new fellowship hall, rotunda, multipurpose room, youth room, 11 classrooms of varying size, a commercial kitchen, two additional prep kitchens, and other various supporting areas.
As part of the Mechanical and Plumbing design performed by Design West Engineering, the facility ties into the chilled water and steam at the existing Central Plant that serves the original hospital facility. A heat exchanger is in place to convert the plant steam to heating hot water that serves the fan coils and air handler. Because of the buildings connection to the OSHPD regulated Central Plant, a separate permit through OSHPD was required for the utility tunnel connections in addition to the standard city building permits.