Fortess Grove


Gross Internal Floor Area

Fortess Grove site is just off Fortess Road which falls within the Kentish Town Conservation area. The site started off as a depot now refurbished to offer three story of office accommodation.

The two buildings has been linked by central core with staircase and a through lift. The former warehouse area referred to has Workshop A has the three floors open to each other in a form of a mezzanine levels. This allows all floors to get the benefit of daylight through the rooflights provided.

The exposed services strategy implemented compliments the industrial nature of the building. Cycling facilities are provided along with showers and lockers at ground floor level accessed directly from the rear of the building along Railey Mews.

First floor level plant room house the mechanical ventilation plant with heat recover, air source heat pump with the use of refrigerant and the cold-water storage tank with a boosted water supply. The plant room has louvered roof to allow plant ventilation. Air is distributed within the floor void of ground and first floor level via floor mounted grilles. Fan coil unit on ground and first level is mounted high level. On the second-floor heat recovery units provide fresh air at high level. Floor mounted fan coil unit within an architectural casing provide the heating and cooling to the office space. Suspended LED lighting provide the require lumination.

The development achieved a WiredScore certification of ‘Gold’ and a B rated Energy Performance Certification.

Watkins Payne Services Provided:


10 Brock Street, Regents Place

The mixed use development comprises two office buildings totalling 530,000ft² of high quality office accommodation together with a 162 unit residential scheme consisting of a 26 storey private apartment tower and affordable housing building. The scheme also includes retail units and a community arts facility. 10 Brock Street is the larger of the office buildings and Watkins Payne supplied building services engineering, vertical transportation engineering, BREEAM duties and energy consultancy to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and an EPC B rating.

Read More »

Portland House

The development at Portland House will comprise circa 300,000ft² of primary office led accommodation together with retail and amenity space.

Read More »

The Leadenhall Building

BRIT Insurance took 5 floors of the Leadenhall building with views over Tower Bridge and the Thames. The 60,000ft² of high quality office accommodation was fitted out to Category B.

Read More »

Apex Tower

Apex Tower located next to New Malden train station is a 15-story office development. At ground level an enlarged prestigious reception area is provided which leads to commuter facility with unisex showers and drying room. The refurbishment works is targeting BREEAM RFO ‘Very Good’ and achieved an Energy Performance Certification rating of ‘B’.

Read More »

Tetris A40 Industrial, Greenford

Designed by Foster Associates in the late 1970s, the Tetris A40 industrial and logistics distribution building in Greenford contains elements that are now listed due to their architectural and design value.

Read More »
Get in touch with our team