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The challenge we faced in this building was to turn an existing CAT A installation into a grade A best in class office for our client. The client set a clear brief that the building must achieve a LEED gold rating and to be fully designed and co-ordinated in Revit. This was a particular challenge as the existing CAT A installations were not designed in Revit so Metec designed the full existing installations from scratch. The project was carried out over a number of aggressive programme phases so the completion of the MDF/IDF network in line with the early handover dates was essential. The introduction of a full catering and restaurant facility was a challenge in terms of the service routes through an existing core. Strict adherence to client corporate guidelines was also a key challenge as part of the design process.


The interior fit out was successfully certified to LEED Gold standard – with Metec as LEED AP. The design was fully co-ordinated in Revit which allowed the contractor to minimise their onsite construction co-ordination time and therefore meet the clients phased programme requirements. The project met all its key delivery dates from MDF/IDF handover right through to the last phase practical completion.

Metec Solutions

  • Full BIM Design throughout the fit out incorporating the existing CAT A
  • Best in Class new MEP equipment to satisfy the tenant corporate standards
  • Dedicated new plant for new tenant CAT B installations to meet increased head count
  • Maintain full flexibility for future sub-let strategy

Mechanical Services

  • New LEED Gold compliant energy metering solution
  • Adjustment to ensure tenant metered at MV
  • Wiredscore compliant IT infrastructure
  • Half floor by half floor Electrical Design
  • Complete new CAT B Electrical Infrastructure

Electrical Services

  • Best in Class Low Energy Engineering Solutions to achieve the energy targets
  • Fully flexible mechanical design to suit potential occupancies
  • Increased Ventilation available above normal office building standards
  • Dedicated Catering Systems

Project Details



171,000 sq. ft.


Design Team


Lafferty Architects


Core Structural


DMG Engineering

CJK Engineering

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