carmelite house - london
TAP were appointed to design the fit out of Hachette UK’s new head-office consisting of 110,000 ft2 net office space. The project included the modifications to an existing CAT A installation to enable HOK London’s vision for Hachette UK.
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.
Hachette UK’s Brief – Consolidate their seven existing publishing brands within a single building, thereby enjoying the benefits of shared services.
Project Solutions / Achievements
- Eight high-end arrival spaces created to reflected each publisher’s brand.
- Relocated and supplemented low energy EC/DC fan coil unit system to suit the CAT B layout.
- Improved the existing FCUs energy consumption with a software and hardware upgraded to enable them to operate a variable air volume (VAV) control strategy.
- Multiple conference and meeting rooms provided with extensive audio visual.
- Underfloor power system installed throughout, complete with data containment.
- Existing CAT A lighting scheme modified, supplemented with new, to provide new scheme.
- Extensive use of LED light sources, incorporating presence detection and daylight saving.
- Reimagined the main entrance area lighting scheme
- Full print and post room facilities installed, complete with loading bay security office and telephone switchboard facility.
- Large breakout and collaboration spaces provided with tea making facilities at each floor level.
- Modification of base build life safety generator to provide a resilient power supply to the Main Equipment Room facility.
- New good’s lift installed between ground and lower ground floors with lift pit suspended in basement generator room.
- Catering facilities at the 6th floor for staff breakout and Client entertainment, and lower ground floor to provide catering to conference and meeting room suite.
- Fast track introduction of the 2nd floor CAT B fit out, following the Client’s acquisition of an additional publishing group during the project.