Building Information Technology (BIM)
BIM is used on all our major development sites to improve collaboration between designers and contractors, so we can identify and solve design issues in a virtual environment before starting on site. This reduces waste on site by improving sequencing, increases offsite manufacture and improves the energy efficiency of the building through enhanced energy modelling. By using the accurate asset model we were able to appoint the maintenance contractor before completion which further enhanced our soft landings process to the benefit of our occupiers.
Our facilities management team and mechanical and electrical contractors used BIM technology for the first time in the delivery of Thirty Broadwick Street’s facilities management systems to secure cost savings and improved service delivery.
Acquired in 2012, when average office rents in the building were £35.00 per sq ft, we started the development of 30 Broadwick Street in January 2015, completing the scheme in November 2016, delivering 92,300 sq ft of well specified office and retail space. This was the only new build office completion in Soho in 2016, we achieved a new record office rent for Soho of £110.00 per sq ft.
Thirty Broadwick Street has impressive sustainability credentials. The property was our first to achieve an ‘A’ Energy Performance Certificate Rating and benefits from mixed mode ventilation with openable windows and a VRF air conditioning system. The building also has a photovoltaic array and a green wall, achieving a BREEAM Rating of Excellent and full Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Project Certification.
Andrew White Development Director, GPE
"We are proud that Thirty Broadwick Street is not only a commercial success, attracting a wide range of office and retail occupiers, but is also one of the most sustainable buildings that we have developed."
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