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The White Building, Reading

The White Building, Reading

Boultbee Brooks


With a total of over 93,000 sq ft, in open areas of 6,000 sq ft and upwards floor space, all over 9 levels of this stunning Commercial building.

Sustainability was a key consideration during the design, with extensive use of daylighting throughout the offices so 80%+ of the building is `Day Lit’ and production areas as well as automatic lighting controls to maximise energy savings.

The Refurbishment comprised of stripping out of existing Mechanical & Electrical services and a new exposed media style ceiling layouts incorporating LG7 compliant lighting & new heating and cooling systems.

LED lighting in communal areas with presence detectors linked to the digital lighting control system with dimmable lighting controls, external lighting to the building facade and landscaped areas.

New on site Low Voltage substation, with the building having generator connection capability.

3No New 13 person 1000kg passenger lifts including 1x firefighting lift, all with hybrid destination control system

Basement car park level with Mechanical services distributed throughout coordinated with electrical services.

Fire Alarm system throughout communal areas & office areas, including natural ventilation AOV.

New efficient heating & cooling system serviced via air sourced heat pumps

Domestic water & drainage services to the new reconfigured communal core areas.

High performance VRF heating & cooling units with low fan power and low flow sanitary fittings installed to reduce water consumption.

Low heat loss glazing with high UV rejection throughout, and the building thermal upgraded walls to reduce building heat loss.

The building incorporating the offices and main office areas had a target BREEAM “Excellent” rating and an EPC target rating `B’

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