GENERAL DESIGN

VN47 is a state of the art 21st century design landmark building of the highest specification benefitting from large flexible floorplates and an abundance of natural daylight

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The building has been designed to incorporate passive technology to reduce client energy consumption. VN47 aims to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. More information can be found at www.breeam.com

ENERGY SAVING MEASURES INCLUDE:
Air-sourced heat pump technology
High quality triple glazing to reduce internal summer heat gains and winter heat losses
Intelligent external louvres
Energy efficient DCS (destination control system) lifts
Intelligent LED efficient lighting

FAÇADE
The striking façade reaches out over the pavement and uses a complex 3 dimensional modular system to achieve a continuous curved surface.

The design incorporates parametrically controlled solar shading and openable windows to ensure the optimum internal environment and to meet the requirements of its most demanding clients. The main corner features a double skin façade construction that further reduces the impact of solar gain and noise.

STRUCTURE
Reinforced concrete frame
The floors generally have clear spans of 8.1 m x 8.1m

FLOOR LOADINGS
All office floors: 2.5 kN/m2 + 1.0 kN/m2 (partitions) + 0.85 kN/m2 (finishes and services)
All retail floors: 5 kN/m2) + 0.85 kN/m2

VERTICAL TRANSPORT

LIFTS
The building has four intelligent passenger lifts
DCS (destination control system) lifts where passenger’s floor destination is pre-registered and lift is called when passenger enters through the main lobby turnstiles
Each lift has a loading capacity for 21 people with a maximum speed of 2 m/s

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
2× transformer 22/0,4 kV, 1600 kVA

BACKUP ELECTRICAL SUPPLY:
Diesel generator 660 kVA (530kW) supported by UPS with 250kW capacity both serving firefighting services, emergency lights, emergency ventilation, emergency cooling and heating, backup power for offices, lifts and BMS

FIRE DETECTION
In compliance with the highest safety standards
Fire Detection Systems and Alarms (EPS) and sprinklers

SECURITY
CCTV within all public areas – entrance lobby, parking, loading bay, lift lobbies, entrances
Security gates at reception
Intelligent access system

VEHICULAR ACCESS PROVISION

CAR PARKING
The building has 129 parking places in 2 secure underground levels with 50 charging stations designated for electric vehicles.

BICYCLE PARKING
Secure bicycle lockers with connection to adjacent changing rooms and showers

LOADING / UNLOADING AREA
The building’s loading bay is accessed via a direct ramp
Provision for 6 tonnes 9m long vans

INTERNAL FINISHES

ENTRANCE HALL AND RECEPTION
The impressive 8m double height reception area leading into the lift lobby follows a minimal yet luxurious feel, using large-scale natural stones, lavish metals, warm wooden tones, and striking green features

OFFICES
Raised access flooring (150mm overall), VRV units, intelligent LED lighting throughout, within client flexible floor plates with up to 7 possible kitchen and toilet locations on each floor

MECHANICAL SERVICES

AIR CONDITIONING / HEAT PUMP
Water cooled VRV heat pump air conditioning system with individual measuring systems. Central fresh air and extract services on each floor

OCCUPANCY RATE
Generally, 1 person per 10 m2

FRESH AIR SUPPLY
30 m3 per hour per person

INTERNAL TEMPERATURES
Summer and winter internal temperature at 23°C

SUSTAINABILITY
The scheme has been registered under BREEAM with a target rating of BREEAM “Excellent”