Barclays Bank Headquarters and Computer Centre (BP1), UK
Vertical Transportation Consultant
Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd.
Named one of the 30 most significant buildings constructed in the past 30 years by the respected ‘Building Services Journal’, Barclays was singled out for its robust design, while maintaining a high standard of sustainability and energy efficiency. It has earned the UK “Breeam Excellent” building rating, comparable to LEED® Gold.
HH Angus provided the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) design of the tower’s 32 floors above grade, over 1 million ft2 of computer centre, the traders floor, and high technology office space. The MEP design for this building included an overall electrical and mechanical design that ensures there are no single points of failure (SPOFs). Mechanical and electrical systems boast dual risers and split plant for the majority of services in order to provide continuity of service for maintenance or in the event of failure. Practical energy conservation measures were implemented, such as pre-heating fresh air intakes using condenser water heat rejection.
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