10 Fenchurch Avenue


  • Sector: commercial
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Control Protocol: DALI
  • A/C Network: IP
  • Special Features: BMS
  • No. of Floors: 15
  • SQ M: 39,019
  • SQ FT: 420,000
  • Developer: Generali/Greycoat
  • Main Contractor: Overbury
  • Tenants: Generali Insurance, M&G Investments
  • M&E Engineers: HPF
  • Electrical Contractor: Bancroft
  • Architect: Eric Parry Architects
  • Accreditations: BREEAM
  • Score: Excellent


  • A CAT B fit out (excluding floors 1 & 2) based on an IP area infrastructure
  • The building features BMS integrated switch plates and BACnet/IP interface to the AB system
  • Feature linear cove lighting in entrance hall and reception
  • Suspended grid ceiling with integral recessed LED light fitting across all offices
  • IP area controllers for the vertical spine network, residing on the client’s CNS
  • This project utilises our Smart Building Suite, using BACnet/IP to interface to the AV system
  • Fully intelligent and individually addressed DALI lighting is used throughout the project along with the DALI Automated Emergency Testing and Monitoring suite
  • The client selected the fully intelligent SPV.92-DaR Lighting Control modules on the floors for ease of maintenance


  • “A Building of Iridescence, One Fen Court comprises retail and office space to be contained within a volume of minimal yet sharp geometries with a crystalline appearance that constantly changes as it is activated by daylight and the weather conditions. It is an iconic building with a dynamic urban presence that will be viewed down the City’s many lanes and streets.” – ERIC PARRY, ARCHITECT
  • The project includes: a new pedestrian street (housing the city’s largest LED art installation) and ‘The Garden at 120’ – London’s first publicly accessible roof garden (with roof restaurant) offering a wisteria/Pergola landscape against city views
  • The creative planting in the roof garden is inspired by English country gardens and cleverly responds to the shifts in colour temperature: gold in the east transforms to reds and purples in the south, pinks for the western sunsets and whites for the north
  • Energy efficient chillers provide a visual and acoustic barrier
  • Blind controls on the auditorium floor gives complete control over lighting levels, reduce solar gain and reduces energy consumption such as AC requirements
  • The new office development for Italy’s largest insurance company Generali, provides commercial office space and retail use at the lower levels
  • The building incorporates a rooftop garden – a unique, open-air area for the public and tenants that offers spectacular vistas of London
  • The glass that forms the building’s crown is dichroic glass that appears to change colour with the sunlight, outfitted with automatically motorised blinds to limit solar heat gain

Thank you Simmtronic, for your professional, fast and reactive support with the delivery of these projects.

Adam Scadding

EDDS Limited

Simmtronic have delivered a large number of technically challenging projects for DBS and consistently continued to provide outstanding service. Their support, guidance and help throughout the process has been exceptional, working closely with our design teams to ensure the right solution for the project and a sound understanding of the brief, with our delivery teams to ensure the installation and commissioning are trouble free and then providing fantastic after care to the customer. They have added true engineered value into the projects they have been involved in for Derry Building Services.

Geoff Caborn

Derry Building Services

Simmtronic have been a valued member of the DBS supply chain for over 10 years. Their pro-active and collaborative approach to lighting controls from the design stage, through to commissioning is highly valued by both our Design and Delivery Engineers.

Matt Hallam

Derry Building Services

Over the years I have really appreciated the Simmtronic ability to provide responsive support and listening to projects and clients needs. More recently the Simmtronic team has shown the capability to embrace the connectivity requirements of the Internet of Things by quickly adding MQTT to their range of integration protocols. This will greatly facilitate telemetry applications in buildings and the development of interconnected solutions that will make buildings more usable and easier to operate.

Francesco Anselmo


Landsec have consistently used Simmtronic Lighting Control Systems across our new London developments for over 15 years. Simmtronic understand our requirements and get involved at the very early stages of schemes, assisting consultants in achieving the optimum design solution, often taking the lead.  They always overcome the programme challenges they are faced with on site, delivering a quality, fully tested and operational solution, on time and to budget. Simmtronic undertake the maintenance and servicing across much of our London portfolio, they have a customer focused and flexible approach that suits the needs of our business and as well as our customers.

Mark Ponzini


Simmtronic as an organisation has been, for the last 18 years, by far the best performing and most reliable lighting control system I use. From design through to commissioning and soft landings with the landlord teams Simmtronic always deliver on my projects. Simmtronic technology evolution is not just pushed through like others, but rather properly tested internally first, giving us as client teams the assurance that what Simmtronic say they can offer is 100% delivered, an absolute must with fast track major projects.

Alan Williamson


Simmtronic has constantly been available at an early stage to engage both with the designers and the Contracting team to assist with design solutions and to test options. This ultimately assists us in de-risking the project during the commissioning phase which usually defines when the project is completed. Simmtronic is seen as ‘industry standard’ and it is always encouraging to see them involved.

Jo Benson

Derwent London