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The Partnership provided building services consultancy for the creation of a new amenity hub for tenants and visitors at Croxley Business Park in Watford.

The existing café and management building was demolished and three new buildings have been built to provide key central facilities such as a new Park management office, gym, restaurant/café and a barn assembly space with external terrace and event area.

The Practice provided feasibility advice along with an energy strategy report for achieving planning permission. This was followed by enabling works associated with the relocation of underground services which required detailed discussions with different utility suppliers such as UKPN and Cable & Wireless.

The Practice also continued providing services for developing the hub. The management office was fitted out to Category B space with modern heat recovery VRF cooling and ventilation system, LED lighting, fire alarm system, small power, security and data installations. The barn assembly space was fitted out for event use with incoming utilities, LED lighting and power provisions. The gym and restaurant/café were shell and core only with incoming utility services for future tenant’s fit-out. External lighting was provided throughout the hub’s exterior space.

The café building achieved an EPC rating of A and the gym a rating of B.

Client:  Columbia Threadneedle
Architect:  Spratley & Partners
Project Manager:  Workman LLP
Cost Consultant:  Gleeds