Last edited 26 Apr 2021

Plant room

A plant room, (sometimes referred to as a mechanical room or boiler room), is a dedicated space containing the equipment required to provide or supply building services such as; ventilation, electrical distribution, water and so on.

The size of a plant room is generally proportional to the size and type of building. Large buildings may have several plant rooms, or spaces that occupy one or more storeys and some plant rooms may have specific functions, such as; battery rooms, transformer rooms boiler rooms and so on.

Depending on the size of the building and the nature and complexity of the building services required, plant rooms may contain (amongst other things):

Plant room equipment may be linked to a Building Automation and Control System (BACS).

When designing a plant room, the following points should be considered:

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