77-79 Farringdon Road
The building was erected in 1882 as the London premises of the Gainsborough-based
firm of Marshall Sons & Company Ltd. The bricks and iron used in the building structure
were made in Gainsborough and transported to London for use in the building.
WM Protek's Intelligent Underfloor Air-conditioning System was supplied for the
re-development of this building. This included three Outdoor Airhandlers, eight
Zone Units, and 160 RAG units with outdoor air controlled by C02 Sensors and Dampers,
all utilising Protek's plug and play BMS, including remote monitoring and management.
WM Protek uses extremely low energy-consuming products, as well as having developed
software which maximises energy efficiency. In addition, due to a trend in growing
total-power consumption by IT products at an industry-wide level, increasing the
demand on cities power grids, the property developer chose to follow the advice
of the WM Protek System and run chillers during the night to produce stored ice
for use by the air-conditioning system during the day. This frees up much more capacity
for THE END USERS equipment during the daytime as well as saving energy by producing
cooling during the night when there are lower outdoor temperatures. WM Proteks design
and supply also provided Dry-Coolers for the possibility of free-cooling.
Turn Key design, built and commissioning was completed was in mid-2007 by Flexible
Office in London Ltd with a two-year maintenance contract overlapping the warranty
Due to the buildings design for low energy consumption, use of environmentally friendly
materials and a healthy buildings concept it has attracted tenants with a high target
for a future global environment such as Steelcase UK Ltd, Timberland UK Ltd, and
A voluntary BREEAM assessment after one years use of the building will be carried
out and WM Protek will not be surprised if a grade of excellent is achieved.