Savoy, a London landmark refurbishment which Elementa had the pleasure of taking a principle role in.
Here, Elementa provided the design and coordination consultancy for the buildings primary services refurbishment including; boilers, central hot water services, combined heat and power (CHP), low voltage and high voltage infrastructure, the emergency generator installation and all the associated ventilation equipment.
We worked closely with the client to integrate a 1000kVA generator set, 500kWe CHP unit and 4 Mega Watts of boiler plant, along with the associated electrical infrastructure all at basement minus three level. This posed some complex ventilation and therefore coordination challenges to allow us to serve the needs of this large centralised plant without direct access to external fresh air.
Our proposals reduced the required boiler house footprint to a quarter of the previously installed steam plant, increasing lettable floor area, as well as providing a large increase in system efficiency. This in combination with the new CHP unit will allow the Savoy to operate at modern day sustainable performance standards for years to come and benefit from the much reduced running costs.