• 14 February 2020

Extensive refurbishment underway for London Borough of Hackney council offices

Christopher Addison House, home of the London Borough of Hackney council, will be substantially refurbished this year with work having now commenced on site. The rejuvenated offices will accommodate over 400 staff, covering a variety of functions and council services.

Providing a broad range of workplace settings, the building will include break out spaces, quiet areas, kiosks and conference rooms in addition to public services facilities. The scheme will significantly improve the space-efficiency of the building, creating space for additional desks strategically-integrated with the new flexible working and collaborative areas.

Waterman Building Services have been appointed by project managers Faithful+Gould to design the mechanical and electrical services. Working closely with architects, Bond Bryan, our team are coordinating the new works which will see the latest VRF air-source heat pump technology implemented for heating and cooling to the offices. Heat recovery will be added to the ventilation plant with units upgraded with heat pump heating and cooling and EC fans.

Through replacement of the original systems, the new engineering strategy will substantially cut carbon emissions and energy consumption. The design will feature the latest LED lighting technology alongside the installation of presence detection and daylight dimming controls to reduce lighting electrical consumption by over 50%.

ISG have been appointed to carry out the works with a target completion of summer 2020.

Waterman’s Director of Building Services, Mark Terndrup, said; “It’s a great opportunity to transform this building, updating it to support the London Borough of Hackneys’ needs for years to come. The sustainability initiatives proposed reflect the desire to not only create an exceptional environment for the building users, but to revitalise the building and drive down the carbon footprint in operation over the coming years.”

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