Spirotech wins contract for London skyscraper

Spirotech wins contract for London skyscraper

Spirotech vacuum degassers and dirt separators have been specified for 100 Bishopsgate, the prestigious new 37-floor office block being added to the skyline in London’s financial district.  

The mixed-use building, with major pre-lets to leading world banks, is being developed by global real estate investor Brookfield.

The vacuum degassers and dirt separators will have a key role to play in maintaining the condition of the water in the building’s heating and cooling systems, helping them operate to optimum levels.

The contract, worth over £300,000, was awarded to Spirotech by services contractor Michael J Lonsdale.

100 Bishopsgate includes 30,000 sq. ft. of retail space at ground floor level and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.

The vacuum degassers, which remove microbubbles of air from the system, have been specified by Hilson Moran, a leading independent multi-disciplinary consultancy, because the 181-metre height of the building, around twice that of the Big Ben clock tower, requires a higher level of efficiency.

Spirotech Specification Manager Stephen Simmonds said: “100 Bishopsgate will be right in the heart of the City of London, an exciting new addition to the capital’s skyline.

“For such a prestigious building, everything has to be of the highest quality including the components in its heating and cooling systems.

“As happens with mega-projects like these, the original designs go through a number of redesigns. We were able to work alongside the contractor, ensuring the vacuum degassers and dirt separators are in exactly the right positions and also providing value engineering by improving the design but at a lower cost.”

Matthew Folley, Senior Mechanical Engineer with Michael J Lonsdale, said: “The developer Brookfield is committed to operating 100 Bishopsgate to the highest standards of energy efficiency, productivity and comfort for its occupiers.

“Those standards are reflected in the exacting requirements of the technical specifications for the heating and cooling systems.

“Support from the Spirotech team has been invaluable, recommending specific products and backing it up with in-depth technical advice drawn from a great depth of experience in the commercial sector.

“We are confident that this investment will pay dividends in the future with higher system performance and longevity.”

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