General Electric Madrid Headquarters

Location Madrid, Spain
Services Building services engineering and sustainable design
Sector Workplace
Client General Electric
Architect HOK

Alan Fogarty

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The relocation of multiple General Electric business facilities in Madrid to a new site was an opportunity for the company's facilities management team to provide a much better working environment for its employees, as well as to implement sustainable and efficient solutions in line with its global 'EcoImagination' initiative.

Cundall was appointed to provide mechanical and electrical engineering design for the 5-storey 3,500m2 site. The project consisted of the fit-out of an existing building on the fringe of Madrid.

Key Cundall initiatives:

  • Outside air system to enhance indoor air quality
  • Computer room with back-up generation
  • Automatic fire suppression and resilient cooling system
  • Lighting control system to all the premises with daylight control to perimeter luminaires
  • Intelligent systems (using passive infra-red detection) to open plan and enclosed rooms areas
  • Water saving fittings
  • Upgraded sub-metering through the existing building management system (BMS) to satisfy all new requirements

One of the more innovative solutions implemented was the provision of easily accessible switches surrounding the desks. These switches allow each workstation to turn off all of its electrical appliances at once, reducing the energy wasted from the stand-by devices and plugged-in PCs.

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Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.