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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.

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