Colmore Row


Project: 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham
Client: Morgan Sindall
Value: £6.55m

  • Highly complex and challenging MEP programme
  • Delivered at one of Birmingham’s most sought after business addresses
  • Detailed reconfiguration of over 20,000 sq m of floor area

Genlec has successfully delivered a full MEP package, including design, supply, manufacture and installation, at 55 Colmore Row, one of Birmingham’s most prestigious office developments.

M&E Works

Under a partnering approach with main contractor, Morgan Sindalll, Genlec delivered all MEP works within 33 weeks. The complex and detailed development plans included extensive reworking of the internal layout.

The existing building had a total area of almost 20,000 square metres with additional floor area achieved by the extension of the existing 5th floor and the creation of a new office floor at the 6th floor level formerly occupied by a large plant room, which was reduced and replaced to the rear. The lifts and wc, originally set in two separate groups, where consolidated into a single vertical spine adjoining the retained and transformed atrium to the west of the Banking Hall.

Scope of works included mechanical and electrical design, BIM and installation for the project inclusive of site wide electrical infrastructure, HV & LV switchgear, containment, power distribution, lighting, small power, fire alarm systems, ICT infrastructure for the CAT A fit out, heating/cooling, ventilation, hot and cold water services, sanitaryware and above ground drainage.

LED lighting was used throughout the development, incorporating intelligent controls systems to maximise energy savings and to provide a comfortable working environment.  Along with other environmental and energy saving measures, Genlec supported the project in reaching the target BREEAM rating of Excellent.

Genlec’s directly employed highly skilled workforce delivered all works supported by affiliated specialist subcontractors.

“This was a large and complex programme due to the extensive reconfiguration and extension of an existing building in the centre of Birmingham to create a thoroughly modern office facility. Relocation of services and introduction of new MEP infrastructure was prevalent throughout, and required detailed planning from early design phase through to implementation and final handover.
“I’m pleased to report that the project was considered a huge success, and we received fantastic feedback from the client and end user, meeting all of our targets and achieving a perfect delivery.”

Jonathan Twentyman, Managing Director of Genlec
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