Cundall was asked to provide building services engineering and specialist lighting by our team for the workplace refurb project in London. The design was very much in line with the best practice in the lighting community in putting the light where it was needed and focusing the light on the vertical elements and visual features. We also delivered a scheme which was in line with BSEN12464-1:2011.
We proposed the strategy of providing light for people and the task they are undertaking, eliminating risk by a numerical analysis and a mock up exercise.
Cundall also provided building services to the project. The main heating and cooling to the office and meeting room areas was delivered by heat recovery air source heat pumps, with primary filtered fresh air delivered through the raised floor.
The return air was brought back to the main ventilation plant via the central atrium. This had the advantage of using the building structure as much as possible and had minimal riser space offering maximum net internal area, and as there were no ceiling voids in the main office areas maximum floor to ceiling height was achieved.
The existing concrete slabs were left exposed, increasing the thermal mass available. The ventilation system exploits this exposed thermal mass in order to pre-cool the heavy structure and to reduce mechanical cooling loads during the summer months, thus reducing electrical cooling loads.
Full DDA access to all levels was achieved by re-engineering the main lift to access the ground floor, which was previously only accessible by steps, this also mitigated the need for an additional disabled hoist from the upper ground floor to lower ground floor level which made the main reception more spacious and functional.
6 Chapel Place was featured in Lighting magazine, please click here to read the article.
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