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Arca, Birmingham

Client

Gross Internal Floor Area

In the heart of the Birmingham city centre overlooking the cathedral this 65,000ft² refurbished office space is positioned in a prominent location. The development includes a basement, lower ground, upper ground, 1st floor to 9th floor with a combination of retail, amenity and office Cat A and Cat B offerings.

The entrance to the building is off Temple Row into a double height reception which is luminated with the use of curve lighting wrapping around the columns highlighting the rich colour palate of textures on the finishes and furnishing.

Exposed services has been adopted for the office floor provided with new LED linear lighting, ducted fan coil units and power distributed within the office floor void. Air source heat pump (ASHP) provide the heating and cooling to the space utilizing low carbon technology. Upper floors (3rd to 8th floor) are served from a central air handling unit (AHU) with heat recovery. The AHU provide demand ventilation with the use of the on-floor CO2 sensors controlled via the building management system.

The basement level provides end of trip facilities with male and female showers and changing facilities, along with secure cycle storage.

The refurbishment work is targeting BREEAM “Excellent” certification, and the office floors has achieved an “A” rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

  • Project Manager
    Norman Rourke Pryme
  • Brownhill Hayward Brown Ltd
  • Cost Consultant
    Norman Rourke Pryme

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