Ericsson Television design and manufacture compression equipment for squashing audio and visual signals via wireless and cable networks to all kinds of display devices, from large format TV's down to iPads and mobile phones, all without loss of quality.
The business has expanded rapidly due to their leading position in the market, and the building was struggling to accommodate the increase in staff and equipment.
The 9342m2 building comprises offices, meeting rooms, kitchen & restaurant, marketing experience centre, warehousing and a number of highly specific technical rooms for R & D and product assembly and testing and verification.
The project was to rationalise the layouts to suit current business demands, and achieve energy efficiency, and generally refurbish the building and the M & E Service's installations.
Due to the highly specialist nature of the technical rooms, we first had to define the specific requirements for each individual space. This was achieved by meeting with all of the relevant engineers and staff and creating Room Data Sheets and drawings to define and record the uses of each room. This identified cooling and electrical equipment loads and layouts which were then fed into the design process. A number of "data centre" type rooms were created with cooling from close control units and central chiller plant.
The electrical supply to the site was upgraded, and the central chillers replaced with new high efficiency models. Lighting was replaced throughout to incorporate presence detection for energy saving.
The works were undertaken in 6 phases with the building fully occupied.