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Commonwealth House, Hammersmith

The project involved the refurbishment of Commonwealth House, a nine-storey 100,000 ft² office building in Hammersmith.

With a contract value of £8 million, the office accommodation and common areas within the building were refurbished and a new entrance and reception area was created.

Several floors of the building remained occupied throughout the duration of the refurbishment works.

The offices were air conditioned by an existing VAV system with perimeter heating. The VAV system on the floors was fully refurbished with new ductwork, VAV boxes and controls. New perimeter heating was provided to the office floors. New lighting was provided throughout the offices and core areas. Existing main and sub-main distribution including distribution boards were retained. New fire alarm and security systems were installed.

The design and refurbishment also included the main bank of four passenger lifts.

Contract Value: £8m

Client: Capital and Counties

Architect: Warren Smith Architects

Main Contractor: Galliford Try

Building Services Contractor: Kier

Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering and an overseeing role for the client