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Belvedere House, Knightsbridge

Belvedere House was a new office development with approximately 65,000 ft² on lower ground, ground and six upper floors together with car park spaces.

The building was air conditioned with a four-pipe fan-coil unit system. The main plant was located at basement and roof level and the services were distributed from the central plant to serve the fan-coil units mounted in the false ceiling voids.

An energy saving ice storage system was incorporated as the main cooling facility.

The ice storage vessels were located at basement level and served by water chillers at roof level. Ice was to be manufactured overnight taking advantage of lower energy tariffs. During the daytime, the ice was melted to provide chilled water to the fan-coil unit.

Lighting to office areas was by fully recessed modular luminaires with fluorescent lamps and low brightness louvres complying with CIBSE Lighting Guide 3, Category 2.

Client: London and Edinburgh Trust

Architect: Hunter and Partners

Quantity Surveyor: Gleeds

Structural Engineer: Mott MacDonald

Main Contractor: Trollop and Colls

Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering and an overseeing role for the client