The project utilises a large area of land alongside Kings Cross Station and comprises of over 60,400 sqm of prime office space, providing accommodation for up to 4,500 people across 11 storeys set above retail and an events and training centre at ground floor. The office accommodation will also provide ancillary spaces including cafes, a gym, multi use games area (MUGA) and pool facilities. At roof level, landscaped terraces and a running track will provide outdoor amenity and recreation space for employees.
A combination of active and passive environmental design including rain and grey water recycling systems have been incorporated with the project targeting a minimum of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and LEED ‘Gold’ with an aspiration of achieving ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Platinum’ respectively. This new building, combined with the current building at 6 Pancras Square and an additional third building, will create a Google campus with the potential to house 7,000 Google employees.
The new building is being developed from the ground up and will contribute to the Knowledge Quarter and King’s Cross’s growing knowledge based economy. This building will be the first wholly owned and designed Google building outside the United States.
Aquaco designed, manufactured, supplied and installed a unique system which spans over 3 cores of the building, and has the capacity to recycle upto 10 million litres of grey water alone a year.
This is the flagship project for Aquaco and in house developed MBR technology is the forefront of the systems capabilites
This project is expected for completion in 2023
Edinburgh College is one of Scotland’s biggest Colleges with around 26,000 students across 4 campuses in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Aquaco manufactured and supplied a custom diasplay solution for the engineering faculty to assist in training budding students about the future or Rain and grey Water recycling.
Lendlease has been working in partnership with Southwark Council to deliver a £2.3 billion regeneration project in Elephant & Castle since 2010. The area has been an important part of London since Roman times, whether as a transport junction, a hub for entertainment and shopping or a place to call home. The project will breathe new life into this special part of Central London, building on Elephant & Castle’s heritage and creating thousands of high quality new homes, jobs, business opportunities and green space for Londoners.
The regeneration is split across three sites: Elephant Park, Trafalgar Place and One The Elephant. We have already completed the first phase of Elephant Park – South Gardens – as well as two earlier phases, Trafalgar Place and One The Elephant. You can find out more about each of these completed schemes below. That leaves a further four phases to be completed across Elephant Park, with a final completion date of 2025.
Aquaco supplied and supervised the install and commissioning of a containerised MBR grey water system, capable of processing 10,000 litres per day in 2016. The grey water is used for WC flushing demands for building contractor for temporary site services during the construction phases of the project.
Aquaco has contributed in ensuring a sustainable approach to the construction of this project by maximising the water reuse which also contributes to a considerable reductionin carbon footprint.
Aquaco manufactured a custom solution to fit within a temporary building, the scope also included full maintenance for 5 years projected site works.
Located on a prominent site in Kuwait City, the 300-metre-high headquarters tower for the National Bank of Kuwait will have a distinctive presence among the high-rise buildings of Sharq, the city’s growing financial district. The design combines structural innovation with a highly efficient passive form, shielding the offices from the extremes of Kuwait’s climate, where temperatures average 40 degrees in the summer months.
The form of the tower is equally driven by the needs of the bank. The spatial arrangement is tailored to the Bank’s organisational structure, while providing the flexibility to anticipate and respond to future change and growth. The crescent form maximises cellular office space at the perimeter, and the tower’s sixty floors are punctuated by three double-height sky lobbies, which provide a social focus and meeting facilities for staff. These communal areas are complemented by the chairman’s club with panoramic city views in the dramatic 18-metre-high volume at the tower’s apex.
Aquaco supplied and supervised the install and commissioning of a multi-media grey water system, capable of processing 120,000 litres per day in 2017. The grey water is used for WC flushing demands for office workers within the building.
NBK Tower in Kuwait is the second tallest building in Kuwait is one of the most distinctive buildings in the region with its unique design, and its height of 300m means it can be veasily identified.
'Thousands Have Lived Without Love, Not One Without Water' – W.H.Auden
Battersea Power Station is an iconic London landmark and one of the last major symbols of London’s industrial past. The redevelopment project brings both the Power Station building itself and the surrounding area back to life. The site will be easily accessible through an extension to the Northern Line.
Phase III creates ‘The Electric Boulevard’, which will be the main gateway to the 42-acre development, connecting the Northern Line Extension station with the Power Station. The phase includes more than 1,300 homes in a range of sizes and styles in two zones on either side of the boulevard, as well as a 160-room hotel, retail spaces, restaurants and leisure facilities.
Two of the world’s major signature architects are involved in this project; the building known as ‘O-1’ has been designed by Foster + Partners and the ‘RS-4’ buildings designed by Gehry Partners. ‘O- 1’ also includes a hotel, a clinic and affordable residential units. The scheme will be constructed in two phases. Phase 3A will be constructed whilst the new station is being built.
Aquaco designed, manufactured, supplied and installed a Rainwater recycling system which processes 7,000 Litres per day of Rainwater.
25 Churchill Place, the last building to be built as part of the original masterplan for Canary Wharf, will be one of the most modern technology and energy-efficient office buildings on the Canary Wharf Estate.
Environmental features will include elevators that store and reuse energy elsewhere in the building, the latest ultra-efficient air-conditioning equipment that recycles the energy from exhaust air and photo voltaic cells to generate energy from the sun’s rays. The building will also have a ‘green’ roof, which enhances biodiversity and energy efficiency. 25 Churchill Place will achieve an ‘excellent’ BREEAM environmental performance rating and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of 40 or better.
Aquaco designed, manufactured, supplied and installed a Greywater recycling system which processes 9,000 Litres per day of Greywater, plus a huge capacity of rainwater captured from the roof and sides of the building. This means has the capacity to recycle up to 3 million litres of grey water alone a year.
This project was completed in 2014 and Aquaco have been maintaining the systems since commission with our dedicated service team.