CIBSE Journal Showcases Sweco's Innovative Work For Bloomberg


CIBSE Journal Showcases Sweco's Innovative Work For Bloomberg

7 December 2017
Our Buildings team’s innovative approach to the design of Bloomberg’s new European HQ in London has been showcased in an in-depth case study in the CIBSE Journal.

The piece provides new insight into some of the UK design ‘firsts’ which Sweco contributed to the building, leading to it achieving BREEAM’s highest ever design-stage rating for an office development (98.5%).

Bloomberg appointed Sweco to provide engineering consultancy for the project in 2010. The building service systems we designed range from smart ventilation and vacuum drainage to fire engineering and vertical transportation. Highlights include a water-saving vacuum drainage system – the first on this scale in the UK and a new smart airflow system, which distributes air according to the occupancy of the building.

Geoffrey Palmer, Buildings Director at Sweco UK, said: “Michael Bloomberg briefed the team to ‘push the boundaries of sustainable design’ and we’ve done exactly that. Through scenario-modelling and drawing on international best practice, our innovations will deliver water savings of 73 per cent and energy savings of 35 per cent compared with a typical office. For me, it is the collaboration that has been the real star of this project and is something of which we can be really proud.

“The building is already serving as a reference project for the international design community, and it’s a great example of the calibre of projects engineers can expect to be involved with when working for Sweco”.

The full article can be read here. 

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