- 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham
- IM Properties
- Project Manager
- Cost Consultant
- DBK Ltd
- Development Area
- 150,000 sq.ft
- Services provided by Watkins Payne
- MEP services engineering, Vertical Transportation engineering, BREEAM Duties, Energy consultant
The building at 55 Colmore Row has been refurbished to offer 150,000ft² of high quality office accommodation, for which Watkins Payne supplied building services engineering, vertical transportation engineering, BREEAM duties and energy consultancy to achieve an BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and EPC B rating.
All new building services were installed, using a heat recovery ventilation system to provide fresh air, and air source heat pumps (ASHP) for heating and cooling the office space. Seven new passenger lift serve office levels, and shower facilities were provided on the basement level. Restaurant space has been provided at lower ground floor.
The linear tiled suspended ceiling conceal the fan coil units which provides heating and cooling as well as fresh air ductwork from ventilation units at roof level. Linear LED light fittings and controls are installed which considered occupant comfort and also reduce buildings energy consumption.
The main feature of the building is the ground floor banking hall, which has been transformed into a grand reception. The reception is in the middle of ground floor next to the main core. The double height space has ornate ceiling carvings and a central circular reception desk which is ordained by a spherical chandelier.