Aviva Investments Commercial Office Renovation
Desco has recently delivered the M&E design services, on behalf of Aviva Investments, for a scheme involving the major redevelopment of an existing 1985 town centre office building.
The office renovation project will provide modern office premises, upgraded to Category A standard in accordance with the BCO 2014 Standards.
The office design project involves the complete redesign of the building façade and reception area, to create a double height feature entrance, rationalisation of the internal space and creation of a new fifth floor and terrace area with a feature ‘floating roof’. It is scheduled for completion in 2017.
The scheme will increase the building’s footprint to provide an additional 12,000sq ft, to take the capacity to circa 63,500sq ft.
Desco designed the incoming services to the building to connect to Woking’s local combined cooling heat and power network operated by Thameswey Energy Ltd from the energy stations in Woking town centre and in Woking Park.
These energy systems and networks provide highly efficient heat, chilled water and efficient office electrics and energy with significantly lower carbon emissions than conventional ‘grid’ distributed power and individual gas boiler or electrical heating systems.
The works are currently being undertaken by Gilbert Ash and include the complete strip out of the existing M&E services, replacing them with new low voltage distribution system, LED office, feature and façade lighting, a fire alarm system, access controls and intruder alarms, lightning protection, electric vehicle charging points, facilities for the disabled, four pipe fan coil air conditioning and ventilation systems, hot and cold-water services and above ground drainage.
The target for BREEAM is ‘Excellent’, and with a target EPC B rating too.