Power for a London Landmark
62 Buckingham Gate, SW1, is a cutting edge, environmentally-sensitive mixed-use development located in Victoria, London, one of the city’s most sought after destinations for office, retail and residential space. Developed by Land Securities, the largest commercial property company in the UK, the site offers premium office space as well as retail and leisure and has become home to a wide variety of leading international businesses.
Bells Power in London, who have represented FG Wilson as a dealer for 30 years, were engaged alongside design consultant WSP. Heavily involved in the site design co-ordination, Bells worked closely with the client and their construction team at NG Bailey, to deliver a solution that would meet the brief.
Providing a package of three generator sets and PLCs, the project was completed by Bells in just over 18 months, from the initial order to completion and handover.
The acoustic requirement for 62 Buckingham Gate was 65 dB(A) @ 1m and catalysts were installed on each set for emissions. Bells were engaged to supply, install and commission two P2000P1 tenants and one P605E life safety 400V generators basement level B2. Bulk fuel storage systems for 72 hours (tenants) and 24 hours (life safety) were installed, together with associated fuel control and pipework systems. A full hot/standby Allen Bradley PLC system with outstations at each switchboard was installed to control the mains operation of the building for any perceived scenario.