The Atrium Building
Tritech Engineering were appointed as Mechanical & Electrical Services contractor to undertake a full shell & core refurbishment (to Cat A standard) of a 6-storey office building constructed 20 years ago. This included full new M & E services, new toilet blocks, new entrance façade, atrium reconfiguration and internal bicycle storage with associated staff facilities.
The existing concrete structure was expressed within the office areas where the services are exposed – a departure from the industry norm for landlord fit-outs. New reception elements in oak and in-situ concrete compliment this approach. Bespoke suspended horizontal screens incorporating lighting within the atrium provide human scale spaces within this very large volume.
Unique challenges of the project:
The aim of this project was to revitilaise the central core of Block B while introducing new amenity space & services to become capable for multi-tenant let. The design by RKD elevated the complexity of alterations to the mechanical & electrical installations. The design incorporated extensive areas of exposed ceilings therefore the appearance of the M+E became an architectural element.
The existing structure presented many challenges as the building was previously designed for VRF air conditioning and the new design called for 4 pipe fan coil units with heat recovery ventilation. This provided challenges in terms of plant space, service riser sizes and ceiling services.