Case Studies

Building Services

Sixty Holburn Viaduct

  • Client:
    Balfour Beatty
  • Value:
    £4m
  • Duration:
    8 Months
  • Completion:
    September 2014
  • Management Contractor:
    Balfour Beatty
  • Consulting Engineer:
    Grontmij

FES was contracted to deliver a significant package of electrical works throughout the 14-levels making up the Sixty London development.

Our role was to provide Medium Voltage (MV) and Low Voltage (LV) infrastructure to power the entire building. In addition to this FES was responsible for the installation of all data and communication systems-cabling to allow for the state of the art communication facilities envisioned to keep Sixty connected to the world.

FES also fitted live safety systems throughout the building. For the highest protection of people and property against fire, FES installed a range of safety measures such as fire alarms, smoke extract systems, disabled refuge and sprinkler controls spanning all corridors and rooms within the Sixty development.  Security measures such as intruder alarms were also installed by FES creating a robust anti-intruder system.

The new build project included retail and office developments spanning 14 levels. Sixty London is an intelligently designed building comprising 212,000 sq ft of office space over basement to ninth floors, offering the highest technical specification including 2.7m floor to ceiling heights and 150mm raised floors.

The building has the benefit of two entrances providing identity and access to both Holborn Viaduct and Snow Hill, together with multiple terraces through the building including a 3,500 sq ft terrace on the ninth floor with stunning views.

Whilst of the highest office specification, Sixty is designed to meet the BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating resulting in a 25% reduction in carbon emissions equating to a more sustainable building, lower operating costs and protection from potential future emissions legislation.

The needs of occupiers have been of primary importance in the design and specification of Sixty London, including intelligent lift systems to reduce journey times, extensive cyclist storage and shower facilities and a market-leading front of house building management and service regime.