Birchall briefed for London business-court building
Birchall has won the maintenance contract for mechanical and electrical services for The Rolls Building, an 8-storey business-court development in London’s Fetter Lane. Designed by architect Woods Bagot, it brings together four High Court departments dealing with commercial and business dispute legislation under one roof.
Broadgate Estates, which is managing the 23 000 m2 property on behalf of funds advised by Delancey and Invista Real Estate Investment Management, awarded the contract.
The Chancery, Admiralty & Commercial, and Technology & Construction departments of Her Majesty’s Court Service occupy the lower-ground to fifth floors, which comprise 31 courtrooms, 11 hearing rooms and 54 public-consultation rooms.
The premises also provide accommodation for judiciary and administrative staff of the Administrative Appeals Chamber. The rest of the space in the building is the London office of international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Birchall will have two engineers on site to maintain the landlord systems. The building has a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Services include a combined cooling, heating and power plant, heat-recovery technology, high-efficiency lighting and a bespoke building-management system.
Birchall already maintains two other development for Broadgate Estate. They are the office developments at Ten Exchange Square and Number One Poultry.