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One Benjamin Street, London

London, UK

The new build offers 1692 sq. m. high quality office space with highly flexible, column free floor plates, with internal floor to ceiling heights of 1.8 m.

Total Area

1692 sq m

CAM-V Direct Expansion, Underfloor supply air and high level return air

2019 New Build

One Benjamin Street is a fabulous new build situated directly opposite Farringdon Station in the Clerkenwell Conservation area of London, offering mixed use accommodation, comprising retail, commercial space over floors 1 -3, and residential penthouse apartments.

Designed by leading architects, AHMM, the new build offers 1692 sq. m. high quality office space with highly flexible, column free floor plates with internal floor to ceiling heights of 1.8m.  The design brief was to provide optimum flexibility for incoming tenants and future reconfiguration, and underfloor air conditioning was recommended by Main Contractor Knight Harwood as a flexible services option that could satisfy this requirement.

The system specified was a CAM-V Direct Expansion system with conditioned air supplied via the underfloor plenum, and return air received back via high level transfer grilles.  Each floor is divided into 2 zones, with each zone served by a CAM-V33 downflow unit.  A total of 105 TU4-EC Fantiles are evenly distributed across the six zones to supply the conditioned air from the underfloor void into the workspace.  The CAM-V system is the best option for future flexibility as there is no underfloor baffle to reconfigure should a layout change be required.

The building was completed early 2019 and its characteristic Victorian styling has made a significant contribution to the Farringdon streetscape.

Architect – AHMM

Developer – The Girdler’s Company

Main Contractor – Knight Harwood

M&E Consultant – Scotch & Partners

M&E Contractor – Working Environments Ltd

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