Case Study

Africa House

TAP were appointed to design the fit-out of Mishcon de Reya’s new head-office consisting of 120,000 ft2 net office space. The project comprised the full CAT B fit-out of Africa House, a landmark building in Holborn, to provide high quality office accommodation for more than 450 fee earners plus support staff.

Existing energy efficient systems were utilised such as EC/DC fan coil units with pressure independent control valves (PICV) and energy management systems such as lighting controls.

The new accommodation comprises seven floors of cellular offices, a new client lounge and meeting suite, war rooms and a staff hub. The Grade II listed main entrance was given a face lift with new feature lighting and TV screen. A new main comms room and associated satellite rooms were also provided.

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Project Solutions / Achievements

  • Relocated and supplemented low energy EC/DC fan coil unit system to suit the CAT B layout.
  • New services provided to support main and satellite comms rooms, full catering kitchen and new toilets.
  • Additional fresh air to meeting and war rooms.
  • Underfloor power system installed throughout, complete with data containment.
  • Existing CAT A lighting scheme modified, supplemented with new lighting and lighting systems to client lounge and meeting suite.
  • Extensive use of LED light sources incorporating presence detection.