Cundall’s appointment in Hong Kong came as repeat business with T. Rowe Price, having successfully delivered their London and Singapore offices.
Cundall was appointed to provide MEP, specialist lighting design and LEED certification for T. Rowe Price. We also coordinated for an external acoustic sub-consultant to help with the onerous audio/visual brief.
The project evolved from a half floor fit-out to suit business growth. Cundall is currently looking at the existing occupied floor and refurbish this by using the newly constructed half floor as a swing space. Adding to the complexity of the work is the requirement to keep the trading desks live at all times, and to extend the size of the main server room by adding another row of IT cabinets, all whilst not disturbing operations in a live server room. As the client’s business involves financial trading, it is hugely important to remain operational throughout the works without disturbances to IT services.
High performance lighting and acoustics were particularly important as the client’s international presence means a lot of their work is conducted via video conferencing. T. Rowe Price was delighted with the result and has commented that Cundall has provided them with the best performing audio/visual spaces across their entire global portfolio.
The client’s original brief was to target LEED Silver certification, however, Cundall helped to achieve LEED Gold certification with minimal additional project spend. The energy saving strategy includes excellent reductions in lighting power density, from 12.9W/m2 to less than 7W/m2 by placing luminaires where they are needed, rather than flooding the entire floor with unnecessary illumination.
Key to the success of the project has been close collaboration between the design team located in different time zones, particularly the USA, UK and brought together to a successful outcome in Hong Kong.
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"Your team has done a great job and we are fortunate to have Cundall as a global partner."