T. Rowe Price

Location London, United Kingdom
Services Building services and fire engineering, sustainable design, lighting design, IT and audio visual
Sector Workplace 
Client T. Rowe Price
Architect Gensler
Imagery © Hufton and Crow

Kevin Hayes

T +44 (0)20 7438 1600

The expansion of T. Rowe Price within 60 Queen Victoria Street, requires the business to relocate within the demise on a churn basis.

The works include the creation of a fully integrated communications room (NDC) and supporting on floor hub rooms, including the provision of new UPS and In-Row cooling units, served by new packaged free-cooling chiller plant, situated at roof level. These works were combined with the fit-out of floors four through to eight, providing a high spec open plan facility with interlinking meeting and conference facilities across all floors.

High density conference facilities are provided on the upper floor and are serviced by the new catering facility. Break out areas, meeting rooms and kitchenette areas are provided on each level for localised interaction of staff.

Along with the MEP designs, Cundall delivered a fully integrated telephony system in-conjunction with the entire IT/Communication network. Specifically, the scope of works comprised:

  • Feasibility study and detailed surveys of existing building services
  • Landlord lease negotiations
  • Timely validations of existing Cat A systems
  • Cost ownership appraisals using discounted cash flow analysis
  • Integration of enhancements to achieve Cat B requirements
  • Auditing of client’s current and future essential power requirements, to facilitate UPS selection and predict load growth on standby diesel generator
  • Creation of new NDC, together with supporting UPS and cooling plant. De-commissioning of old NDC and redundant supporting systems.
  • Relocation of Traders
  • Enhancements to landlord systems to achieve BREEAM rating

 

The building has remained occupied by TRP throughout the fit-out works. As the client’s business involves financial trading, no interruptions in IT services are permissible. This has demanded that detailed phasing strategies be compiled and reviewed with key stakeholders. Key to the success of the project has been close collaboration between the fit-out design and IT teams, so that constraints affecting the switch over of IT services from the old NDC to the new facility were fully understood and factored into the phasing strategies. This has involved the production of phasing drawings to illustrate each sequential step of the works, including services diversions and temporary supplies.