86 Fetter Lane, also known as Fetter Yard (or formerly Barnards Inn), was comprehensively refurbished and completed in 2022. Watkins Payne were involved with the project for over 5 years and provided the MEP services design and BREEAM assessment for the works which involved the replacement of the existing VAV system with a new VRF heating and cooling solution.
The project was completed in several sections to allow existing tenants to move floors across the building as they became completed and keeping the level of disruption to the existing tenants added another layer of complexity to the design and installation.
The building comprises of office accommodation from lower ground through to 6th floor and surrounds a courtyard which was completely re-laid and bought to life with vibrant seating and planting provided to offer amenity to the public and the office tenants alike. The 1st to 4th floors have an area of listed building which offers a different feel to the rest of the office space. The lower ground floor offers cycle storage and the reception has been reconfigured to provide a refreshed feel to the premises.
As well as the new heating and cooling solution, new office ventilation with heat recovery was provided along with LED lighting and a new controls system for the whole building.
The building’s energy and sustainability credentials were bolstered by the targeting of a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and achieving an improved ‘B’ rated EPC.