The Peak is a new headquarters office building of approximately 79,079 sq ft (7,346 sq m), together with 19,200 sq ft (1,782 sq m) of high quality retail on the ground and lower ground floors.
The building accentuates and maximises its peninsula location, providing a distinctive and identifiable landmark in Victoria, opposite Victoria Station.
The scheme, completed in Autumn 2009, provides new standards of energy efficiency, sustainability and flexibility of use.
Transport for London and Land Securities are undertaking a series of major developments in Victoria known as the Victoria Transport Interchange project (VTI).
The VTI scheme will provide 2.9 million square feet of mixed land use with construction costs in the order of £1 billion and is designed to create a world-class transport interchange at this strategic London gateway.
|Floor||Usage||sq ft||sq m|
|Sixth||Global Infrastructure Partners|
|Structure Steel||Steel frame with concrete core|
|Structural Grid||15 x 7.5m|
|Planning Module||1.5 x 1.5m|
|Typical Slab to Slab||3.75m|
|Typical Floor to Ceiling Height||2.7m|
|Raised Floor Zone||150mm nominal|
|Lifts||3 x 17 person (1,275 kg) passenger lifts.
2 x goods lifts with 2,000 kg capacity (one for office use)
|Occupancy Level||10 sq m / person of net internal area for 75% of the building. 7 sq m / person of net internal area for 25% of the building (on any of floors 1–6 inclusive)|
|WC Provision||60/60 male/female population ratio and 1:10 sq m occupancy|
|Floor Loading||3.5 kN/m2(+ 1.0 kN/m2 partitions)
7.5kN/m2 adjacent to the office goods lift
|Standby Power||800 kVA standby diesel generator|
|Air conditioning system||Heat pump fan coil unit system|
|Acoustic Criteria||NR 38 in offices|
|BREEAM rating||“Very Good”|
|Tenants Plant||Provision for Tenants Plant space at roof level|
|Renewable Energy Provision||7% of the building’s predicted energy requirements will be generated from renewable sources|
For buildings located within London, guidance from the Greater London Authority requires that all new developments seeking planning permission must incorporate elements of sustainable and renewable energy technologies. The aim is first to reduce the energy required for a building to operate, and then to provide a proportion of that energy using renewables sourced. In this way the quantum of carbon dioxide “greenhouse” gas entering the atmosphere through good building design can be reduced.
In delivering a sustainable building a number of technologies have been adopted within the base build design to limit or reduce energy consumption and minimise The Peak's impact on the environment.
Renewable energy sources include
Reducing Demand for Energy
"A key element of the design brief for The Peak was to address the aims of the Mayor of London's Energy Hierarchy on sustainable design; to use less energy, to use renewable energy and to use energy efficiently.
A number of passive design measures have been introduced to achieve these goals. The façade design has been carefully developed to balance the requirements of natural daylight and solar gain control. Solar shading is provided to both east and west facades, along with high performance glazing, to minimise heat gains. The core, located to the south of the floor-plate, also provides a thermal buffer to the office environment. At roof level a vaulted roof structure provides solar shading to upper floor office accommodation.
The incorporation of renewable energy technologies is a concept which is integral to the design of the building. The air conditioned office spaces are served by a water based heat pump system, integrated with ground source water obtained from two separate boreholes.
Supplementary energy requirements are derived from a significant array of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors located at high level on the south façade.
The building engineering systems have been designed with a range of integral low energy features designed to minimise overall energy consumption. Automated lighting management is linked to daylight sensors, dimming controls and PIR presence detection. Heat recovery measures incorporated into the mechanical plant installation and intelligent controls for variable speed pump drives all assist in reducing unnecessary energy expenditure.
Overall the use of low carbon technologies and renewable energy sources has been fundamental in developing the design of the scheme. All of these strategies combine to produce an energy efficient building with a Very Good BREEAM rating."
For further information please contact the joint letting agents:
020 7182 2299
020 7182 2577
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