Desco's project Victoria Gate - BCO 2019 Regional Award Winner

Director David Starbuck attended the 2019 BCO Awards last night at 'We The Curious' in Bristol, where our project Victoria Gate was announced Regional Winner in the Refurbishment / Recycled Workplace Category.

The Victoria Gate project was successfully delivered from our Croydon Office, on behalf of Aviva Investments. The project included 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’.

The redesign increases 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 electrical energy with significantly lower carbon emissions than conventional ‘grid’ distributed power and individual gas boiler or electrical heating systems. The construction was undertaken by Gilbert Ash and included the complete strip out of the existing M&E services replacing them with new low voltage distribution system, LED office, feature and façade lighting, fire alarm system, access controls and intruder alarms, lightning protection, electric vehicle charging points, facilities for the disabled, 4 pipe fan coil air conditioning and ventilation, hot and cold-water services and above ground drainage.

“The winning project impressed the judges with its clever integration of building services and its dramatic design that has not only created fantastic internal spaces, but also significantly lifted the surrounding area. The judges love it when a building really WOWs them, and our winner did just that”