Commercial Offices

  • 60-70 St Mary Axe (The Can of Ham)

    60-70 St Mary Axe (The Can of Ham)
    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: GVA
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Completion Date: 2018
    • Services: Commissioning Validation

    We have been appointed by TIAA Henderson Real Estate via GVA Second London Wall on the 60-70 St Mary Axe development.

    Sustainability is high on the agenda with the scheme aiming to achieve BREEAM excellent, delivering over 430,500 sq/ft of high quality new office space over 19 floors, arranged above a double-height foyer on the ground floor, retail units at ground level and 3 basement levels. Completion is scheduled for 2018.

  • 3D Modelling - Energy Centre

    3D Modelling - Energy Centre
    • Banyards Service: Design
    • Client: Undisclosed
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Services: 3D Modelling

    We provided a fully co-ordinated three dimensional model for the projects Energy Centre from 2D layout drawings and equipment schedules provided by the design team.  

    Using the specified manufacturer’s Revit families, our co-ordinated three-dimensional BIM solution provides the Contractor with early indication of the spatial layout of the Energy Centre to review specific installation & maintenance requirements, ensuring that issues normally discovered during the construction phase are solved by the design team before work begins on site and preventing expensive delays in the project programme.  

  • Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett Packard
    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: AECOM
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Services: LEED, BREEAM, Commissioning

    Engaged via AECOM to lead the Commissioning process on Hewlett Packards new flagship Head Office and first class European Customer Experience Centre in the City of London

    Hewlett-Packard is one of the leading companies in sustainable practices, they demand outstanding office comfort for their staff and exceptional energy-efficiency performance from their buildings; One Aldermanbury Square needed to achieve LEED-CI v2009 Platinum Certification and BREEAM excellent ratings. 

    Our role included Fundamental and Enhanced commissioning in accordance with the requirements for both LEED and BREEAM.

    The existing 68,000 square foot building underwent a comprehensive refurbishment program followed by the fit-out consisting of new office layouts for levels 1 to 5 and the new Customer Experience Centre on Ground, Lower Ground and level 6.



  • Helical Bar - C'Space & The Bower

    Helical Bar - C'Space & The Bower
    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: Helical Bar
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Services: Client Commissioning Validation

    Client Commissioning Validation role for Helical Bar at their new C’Space office development (Maple House) and The Bower, Old Street now known as Tech City or Silicon Roundabout, named by the government owing to the vast number of digital start-ups locating to the area.   

  • 100 Cheapside

    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: Quadrant Estates
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Services: Client’s Commissioning Validation Engineer

    Banyard Consultants were appointed as the Client’s Commissioning Validation Engineer to undertake the LEED CxA role complying with the US Green Building Council LEED 2009 for both fundamental and enhanced. Our role was to liaise with Hilson Moran and Skanska to review, programme, witness, report and certify all commissioning related activities ensuring full operation, integration and compliance.

    100 Cheapside was awarded Platinum with 90 points. According to the USGBC database, this is the highest scoring LEED Core & Shell project in the UK to date (July 2015)


  • Building 2, New Square, Bedfont Lakes

    Building 2, New Square, Bedfont Lakes
    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: Scottish Widows Investment Partnership
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Completion Date: June 2014
    • Services: Client validation

    Banyards completed the Client’s Commissioning Validation role at Building 2, Bedfont Lakes, working on behalf of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (Real Estate) via Jones Lang LaSalle.

    The international oil and gas company BP has leased the newly refurbished Building 2 at New Square, Bedfont Lakes, which has been extended to provide 135,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation over the ground and two upper floors. This is in addition to the 68,000 sq ft they acquired in three separate buildings at New Square in November 2011.

  • 7 Soho Square

    • Banyards Service: Design
    • Client: Trip Advisor
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Value: £1.5m
    • Completion Date: 2013
    • Services: M&E performance, Client representation

    Providing nearly 40,000 sq.ft major fit-out of London headquarters for Trip Advisor whilst offices remained occupied.  Great care had to be taken to preserve the character of this grade A listed building in the heart of London’s Soho.

    Trip Advisor provides recommendations for hotels, resorts, inns, vacations, travel packages, vacation packages, travel guides and lots more and we were appointed for various commissions including surveys & validations roles along with design workshops, M&E performance specifications and client’s representative.

  • 82 Charing Cross Road

    • Banyards Service: Design
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Value: £1.3m
    • Completion Date: 2013
    • Services: M&E performance, Client representation

    82 Charing Cross Road was a 23,000 sq.ft fit out project, spanning over five floors whilst offices remained occupied and we were appointed for various commissions including surveys & validation roles along with design workshops, M&E performance specifications and client’s representative.

    Key issues were:

    • Tight programme
    • Conditions of the landlord’s base build M&E engineering systems
    • Acoustics
    • Early completion of on floor server rooms
    • Staff migration from other floor levels to allow works to proceed on programme

    Due to the sensitive nature of our client business we are not allowed to expand on the project details. Should you require further information please contact us.

  • South Quay Plaza: Various

    • Banyards Service: Design
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Value: Circa £9.5m
    • Completion Date: Ongoing
    • Services: M&E performance, Commissioning management, Client representation

    The Financial Ombudsman Service deals with individual complaints that consumers and financial businesses are unable to resolve themselves. Having rapidly grown over the past few years the Financial Ombudsman Service are now focused on “creating a better place to work” for their current employees and attracting new talent.

    Exchange Tower, Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 is an 80,000 sq.ft fit out project, spanning over four floors of the 16 storey building, and was carried out within an incredibly tight timescale.

    Marsh Wall London E14 9SR is a 20,000 sq.ft office fit out spanning 6 floors plus a basement car park.

    South Quay Plaza 183 Marsh Wall London E14 9SR where we were appointed for various commissions including survey & validation roles along with assisting the FOS with lease negotiations.

  • Expedia

    • Banyards Service: Design
    • Client: Expedia
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Value: £6.1m
    • Completion Date: 2012
    • Services: MEP design Ltd a subsidiary of Expedia Inc., the world’s largest online travel company has moved its office to Angel, Islington. Ltd is the largest office of the Expedia group’s European operations. The move to the award winning Angel Building in St John Street, EC1, occupying around 100,000 sq.ft of space is designed to accommodate over 1000 employees.

    Major fit-out of London headquarters for Expedia whilst offices remained occupied.  Spread across 3 floors the design team worked in a collaborative way to resolve issues without finger pointing. This led to good team working and early resolution as issues were raised and not hidden away saving the client time and money.

    Key issues were:

    • Tight programme
    • Utilising the base build displacement air conditioning
    • Acoustics
    • Early completion of on-floor server rooms

  • Whitehall Place

    Whitehall Place
    • Banyards Service: Design
    • Client: DEFRA and DECC
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Services: Audit, Design, Energy efficiency, Site monitoring and supervision, Administrator

    Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs: Complete refurbishment of DEFRA’s Headquarters.

    Banyards have a long association with DEFRA and have undertaken a diverse range of projects, including Veterinary Laboratories, PM Rooms and specialist installations for marine research.

    In 2004, a comprehensive re-build of DEFRA Whitehall Place headquarters was completed, having painstakingly retained the existing listed façade. The project achieved the RICS award for sustainability in 2005.

    The building is now occupied by DECC, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Banyards were retained to design the modifications to the services which were undertaken on a rolling floor by floor programme.

    Banyards have also been instrumental in several energy efficiency measures.

  • Eclipse Business Park

    Eclipse Business Park
    • Banyards Service: Design
    • Client: Gallaghers
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Completion Date: Winter 2006
    • Services: Design, Site monitoring and supervision

    Eclipse Business Park in Maidstone is a 16 acre ‘campus’ that totals over 400,000 sq ft of Grade A commercial development.

    Banyards were appointed by Gallaghers to undertake the design and site supervision of the Mechanical and Electrical Services associated with the construction of the two office blocks. The systems included VRV air-conditioning systems, LG7 compliant lighting and under-floor busbar power distribution systems.

  • 1 Bishops Square

    1 Bishops Square
    • Banyards Service: Design
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Services: Design, Audit, Project management

    Banyards were appointed to provide technical support and perform the role of the client’s technical representative for the engineering services fit out installation at 1 Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London E1.

    The building completion was phased to facilitate the early handover of the technical IT spaces to the voice and data specialists, to allow them to be ready in time for the transfer of the staff into the new building as the leases on the clients original properties expired, and provides nearly 800,000sqft of fully fitted out, air-conditioned office accommodation for their business.

    The installations comprised the amendment and extension of the original base build systems, the provision of a dedicated data centre (one of the largest of its type in the UK), 2 central equipment rooms, and new fit out services including central and distributed UPS systems, an additional 2MW standby generator incorporated into the existing 4 generator system, and 2 new 11kV sub stations to provide further power provision for the clients tenants.

  • Heron Tower

    Heron Tower
    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: Skanska
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Value: £242m
    • Completion Date: Spring 2011
    • Services: Commissioning management

    Banyards were employed by Skanska as their commissioning managers on Heron Tower, the unique forty-six storey new build. The role entailed managing both the mechanical and electrical packages.

    The building at 110 Bishopsgate in the City of London is a multi-tenanted tower providing world class office space, setting the standards for offices of the future. Its design is both visionary and environmentally focused, having been designed by one of the leading international architectural practices, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). At 202 metres (663ft) in height, with a 28 metre mast, the 46 storey building is one of the tallest towers in the City of London. Featuring a concierge-style entrance and reception area, incorporating a 70,000 litre aquarium which contains over 60 different species of fish making it the largest privately owned aquarium in the country.

  • Drapers Gardens

    Drapers Gardens
    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: Black Rock
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Services: Plant validation, M&E systems

    BlackRock were looking for assurances that Drapers Gardens was fit for purpose prior to signing a 25 year lease. Banyards were engaged by BlackRock to validate the MEP services, BMS life safety systems and associated record documentation in the newly completed building which achieved an “Excellent” BREEAM rating and EPC assessment of “B”.

  • Arup headquarters

    Arup headquarters
    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: Laing O'Rourke
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Value: £41m
    • Completion Date: Autumn 2009
    • Services: Commissioning management

    Arup’s 6-storey headquarters set a new standard in office design. Arup had many sustainable features designed in, including chilled beam heating and cooling, solar heated hot water, rainwater collection, daylight sensors and metering to monitor energy use.

    The building designed around a central, full-height, open atrium, provides natural daylight and enables interaction and connectivity through every floor plate in the building.

  • 3 Hardman Square

    3 Hardman Square
    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: Allied London
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Value: £42m
    • Completion Date: Apr, 2007
    • Services: Client validation

    No. 3 Hardman Square, a landmark commercial building providing office and retail accommodation, resides in Hardman Square, the focal point of the Spinningfields masterplan.

    The building, which comprises 180,000sqft of office space over eight storeys and features a rounded triangular floor plan, achieved an 'Excellent' BREEAM rating by incorporating energy-saving design with the latest façade technologies.

  • 1 Angel Square (BREEAM Outstanding / BCO (Regional Winner) CORPORATE WORKPLACE)

    1 Angel Square (BREEAM Outstanding / BCO (Regional Winner) CORPORATE WORKPLACE)
    • Banyards Service: Commissioning
    • Client: Co-operative Group
    • Sector: Commercial Offices
    • Value: £114m
    • Completion Date: Feb, 2013
    • Services: Client validation

    ONE ANGEL SQUARE   NOMA: Manchester.   BREEAM Outstanding and BCO - Regional Winner 2013: CORPORATE WORKPLACE

    No 1 Angel Square office building is the largest commercial office in Manchester providing 30,000sq m of office space as well as other facilities such as a 275-seat auditorium in the upper basement. The building is tilted due south to optimise natural light and has a ventilation system that draws through 50,000 litres of air per second using underground concrete earth tubes that passively heat or cool the incoming air.

    Working on behalf of the Co-operative Group, Banyards have helped to ensure that their new Manchester headquarters building achieved the highest ever BREEAM rating and the best ever rated Energy Performance Certificate.

    Our brief was to ensure that the new building’s Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (M&E) systems achieved the sustainability targets set by the client and that the building services attained their maximum operational performance.

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