West Bromwich Building Society – New head office M&E works

J Tomlinson was successful in securing the design, supply and installation works for the Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) services on the new West Bromwich Building Society Head Office in West Bromwich. The building society was looking for a reliable and sustainable solution that would provide back-up in the event of a power outage.

Client

West Bromwich Building Society

Value

£4.8m

Completion

March 2016

Summary of works

- Full M&E design and installation - energy efficient solutions

- BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rated
State-of-the-art ventilation, heating and lighting control systems

- Power outage protection

Project Background

West Bromwich Building Society – also known as The West Brom – is a leading provider of financial services and the seventh largest building society in the UK.

J Tomlinson were successful in securing the design, supply and installation works for the Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) services on the new West Bromwich Building Society Head Office in West Bromwich. The building society was looking for a reliable and sustainable solution that would provide back-up in the event of a power outage.

 


J Tomlinson Solution

J Tomlinson successfully delivered the design and installation of a large, complex data centre and chiller plant, energy efficient and sensory lighting throughout, and all building services to kitchens, bathrooms and washrooms. State-of-the-art ventilation and control systems were implemented in order to minimise energy consumption.

To ensure the building is able to remain operational during a power outage, the six-storey headquarters also required the installation of a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) system and two twin back-up generators.

Raised access floors were implemented throughout the building to allow power bus-bars and data cabling to suit the diverse range of office layouts.

The building now occupies over 500 people and boasts significantly improved facilities for both the client’s employees and their customers. The sustainable solutions implemented led to a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’, which will help West Bromwich Building Society increase market value, lower operating costs, and contribute to the well-being of the environment.

 


Project Achievements

HIGH QUALITY FINISH

POWER OUTAGE PROTECTION – J Tomlinson installed an Uninterruptable Power Supply system and two twin back-up generators

LOCAL REGENERATION – the new office joins various other new buildings that have helped to regenerate the town centre in recent years

BREEAM ‘VERY GOOD’ RATING – the building has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ due to its numerous energy-saving features

INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS – since handover, J Tomlinson’s Facilities Management team successfully secured the ongoing maintenance contract for the site