16 Palace Street
18,810 sq ft
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16 Palace Street

16 Palace Street is a prominent office building developed by Land Securities. The floors have been kept predominantly open plan. The third floor has been comprehensively refurbished to a Grade A specification offering a highly flexible open plan floor plate of 18,810 sq ft.

Maris Expertise
Maris Interiors has undertaken a full building appraisal of the third floor for Polar Capital. We were subsequently appointed by Polar to commence an office design and fit-out project there.

Technical Considerations

WC / Bathroom Facilities
Male: 4 no. WCs, 3 no. urinals, 6 no. WHBs. Female: 5 no. WCs, 5 no. WHBs. DDA: 1 no. WC.

Showers and changing facilities to building

Cycle Provisions
Cycle provisions and car park at basement level

Raised Floors
600mm x 600mm metal encased raised access floor tiles on pedestals.

Floor Void
100mm zone (to be confirmed)

750mm x 750mm metal ceiling tiles.

Floor To Ceiling Height

White painted core walls

Doors, Frames & Skirtings
Timber veneer doors & frames; white painted riser doors & frames; white 100mm high skirting.

4 no. 16 person passenger lifts.

CCTV to Landlord areas, access control at selected entrances and lifts.

Existing Mechanical Services Infrastructure

Air Conditioning
System 4 pipe fan coil system.

Ventilation / Fresh Air Availability
1.2 Litres / second / m2

Perimeter Grilles
Linear grilles.

Internal Grilles
Combined light fitting and air conditioning grilles.


Building Management System (BMS)
Landlord BMS system.

Cooling capacity for small power
25 watts / m2

Existing Electrical Services Infrastructure

Mains Distribution
The building is supplied by an HV supply terminated into an HV switchboard.

Generator Back-up
A 500KVA standby generator is provided to all landlord statutory fire safety systems. The system has been designed to accept the addition on an extra 500KVA generator.

Small Power
Small power: 30W / m2

Lighting Design Criteria Lighting:
12W / m2

Lighting Systems
Lighting control system with 750mm x 750mm T5 fluorescent fittings.

Lighting Switching & Controls
PIR switching.

Limiting Factors of Occupation

Fresh Air
The statutory minimum rate for the supply of air to offices is 10 litres per second (10 l/s) per person. Within this property, fresh air ventilation has been designed to provide 16 litres per second (16 l/s) per person based upon 1 person per 10m2. There
is therefore an over provision of fresh air into the property.

The limiting factor of occupation for fresh air ventilation to the 3rd floor is therefore 280 persons. Only a very strong argument and in depth discussions with Building Control will allow any deviation from this maximum permissible headcount when calculated against fresh air ventilation levels for the property.

The provision of fresh air at 16 l/s per person is a good allowance and meets with our expectations for a modern property.

The WC facilities are currently:
Male WC / Bathroom
• 3 no. urinals
• 4 no. WCs
• 6 no. hand-wash basins
Female WC / Bathroom
• 5 no. WCs
• 5 no. hand-wash basins
Disabled WC / Bathroom
• 1 no. WC with full disability fixtures and fittings
• 1 no. hand-wash basins

In summary the limiting factors of occupation are:
• Fresh air ventilation 280 persons
• WC / bathrooms 215 persons
• Means of escape 218 persons

Your occupancy for the floor is therefore limited to 215 persons on the basis of WC / bathroom provisions


18,810 sq ft
Land Securities
Letting Agents