Projects

62 Buckingham Gate

London

  • Sector: commercial
  • Status: Completed
  • Control Protocol: DALI
  • A/C Network: IP
  • Special Features: ATS
  • No. of Floors: 13
  • SQ M: 23,500
  • SQ FT: 256,970
  • Developer: LandSec
  • Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Tenants: Rolls Royce, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chime Communications & Others
  • M&E Engineers: WSP
  • Electrical Contractor: NG Bailey
  • Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli & Swanke Hayden Connell
  • Accreditations: BREEAM
  • Score: Excellent

LIGHTING CONTROL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Installation of daylight sensing lighting controls is prominent
  • 9 point broadcast LCMs feature throughout
  • This project uses our Automated Emergency Testing suite and integration with Building Management Systems (BMS)

DID YOU KNOW:

  • The space was previously occupied by a 1960s office building. The redevelopment transformed it into a mixed-use property that combines premium office, retail and leisure space
  • Standout features include: standby generators on all floors; photovoltaic panels; the upper floors feature roof terraces; a unique angled glass façade which is matched by an impressive double height reception area
  • Flexible floor plates enable businesses to customise the spaces as they see fit. For example, Chime Communications have installed a Formula 1 car on the 3rd floor
  • Sustainable design strategies for the building include: a green roof, landscaped terraces, installation of a ‘living wall’, other biodiversity features (i.e. bird & bat boxes) and an energy-efficient building envelope
  • Solar-control glazing has been installed
  • The property champions rainwater harvesting and low flow water fixtures and fittings
  • The film Tomb Raider (2018) was filmed at 62 Buckingham Gate

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

Arup

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

LandSec

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

Multiplex

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