20 Great Eastern Street
Colt Technology’s new 5,700m2 London Headquarters, 20 Great Eastern Street, is ideally located in Shoreditch, London’s creative hub.
Our Building Services team was appointed to provide full MEP design services further to developing a completely new servicing strategy for the building alongside Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor MACE, Perkins+Will and Paragon Construction.
As part of the refurbishment works, the cladding was remodelled with a new high performance glazing which has significantly reduced energy use, whilst a new core and lift shaft were built at the West end of the building to improve the floor plate efficiency and optimise the net lettable area. The refurbishment has reduced CO2 emissions by 70% compared to the original building performance, improving the EPC rating from D to B.
Our teams servicing strategy adopts a modern ‘exposed services’ approach with fan coil units and new energy efficient LED lighting which were hung from the existing soffits in conjunction with acoustic rafts to control reverberation.
Mark Terndrup, Director of Building Services, commented; “We are pleased to have helped achieve Colt Technology’s ambitions to create an exciting new workplace in their Central London office. It is an outstanding example of the exemplary workspaces that can be delivered through carefully considered refurbishment and is a testament to the efforts of the entire team.”
The project was successfully delivered within budget in October 2016, capturing the essence of the team’s aspirations in addition to meeting Colts unique requirements.