D2E were appointed as the Vertical Transportation consultant to the design team to bring the VT system from feasibility, through concept design and design development to a full technical specification in anticipation of procurement. This 41 floor residential, hotel and leisure development has a total of 56 lifts and 39 escalators.
D2E are appointed as the Vertical Transportation consultant to the design team through the design, procurement, constructions and commissioning phases for phases 3 of this iconic development.
D2E are also appointed as the Façade Access consultant to the design team to develop an access and maintenance scheme from concept design, through design development, through tendering and procurement to installation and handover.
D2E were appointed to develop the performance specification for this unique lift. D2E also managed the design competition, assessed the lift contractors submissions and recommended the successful contractor.
D2E were appointed as the Vertical Transportation and Façade Access consultant for this distinctive new office development in central London.
Our services as the Façade Access Consultant include the development of an access and maintenance scheme from developed design, through tendering and procurement to installation and handover.
As the Vertical Transportation Consultant, our services include acting as the VT consultant to the design team through the design, procurement, constructions and commissioning phases. D2E have developed a BCO (2014) compliant scheme.
Following tge completion of this project, D2E were appointed to manage the VT and FAC assets.
D2E were appointed as the vertical transportation consultants for this 18-floor building renovation, helping the client find a solution to increasing the population density of the building without increasing the number of lifts shafts whilst still providing an attractive vertical transportation performance in line with BCO design criteria.
D2E are directly appointed by the Client as the Vertical Transportation consultant to the design team. D2E have developed a BCO (2014) compliant scheme that supports a complex, multi-tenanted building that varies in height by being laid in a series of vertical slices.
D2E were appointed to set up the service contract and manage the mobilisation of the service provider following the installation and through the builder’s beneficial use period. D2E’s involvement resulted in a per annum Opex saving to the Client of £800,000.
Marble Arch Place consists of an 18-storey residential tower and a further 7-storey consisting of commercial units, complete with retail at the ground floor. The area is enhanced further with the creation of a new public realm for all. A striking art installation around the front commercial building façade gives the whole development a unique look.
D2E were asked to perform Vertical Transportation and Façade Access & Maintenance services from the planning stage of the development. As the development is mixed-use, a range of residential and commercial traffic calculations must be performed to guarantee optimised traffic performance.
In addition to this, D2E had to provide a robust Façade Access design for the client within the building parameters and geometry, ensuring the safest methods of Working at Height are utilised and Hierarchy of Risk design procedures are followed.
D2E were brought in by the landlord to manage the mobilisation of VT contractors’ operational team following the installation. Through a disciplined and precise process D2E oversaw the closure of in excess of 1,000 snags during a 10 month transition to a full operational building.
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D2E were appointed as the FA consultant to the design team to develop an access and maintenance scheme from feasibility, through concept design and design development to a full technical specification in anticipation of procurement. Both Building Maintenance Units are now installed.
D2E were appointed to peer review the VT design for 2 towers of 36 and 45 floors. Detailed traffic analysis and scheme review was undertaken and alternative solutions involving the use of fewer double deck lifts in lieu all single deck lifts were proposed.
South Quay Plaza (SQP) is a residential development truly unique to the Canary Wharf area. Rising to 198m and designed by Foster + Partners and Axis Architects, the building will sit at a 45° angle to provide dual aspect views and to enable sunlight to flood the park at the base of the building. There will be cafes and restaurants on the Ground floor and a residents’ club lounge and terrace on the top floors.
The Bank of England instructed an investigation into the impact on the existing vertical transportation, of increasing their occupancy by 25%. As a Grade I listed building it was unlikely the Bank would agree to the installation of additional lifts to provide extra handling capacity. Therefore, any potential solutions would need to improve the efficiency of the existing equipment alone.