The Octagon Office Building


The Octagon Office building is located adjacent to Shire Hall in Cambridge. We were commissioned to design and manage the replacement of the failing mechanical and electrical services.

Ageing and inefficient cooling system were replaced with new Air Handling units (AHUs), incorporating heat recovery and a new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system to handle all of the heating and cooling services for the building more efficiently and cost-effectively. The lighting and general interior of the building was also in poor condition, providing poor working environments. The refurbishment included new LED lighting, upgrading the building fabric and introduction of solar shading to improve the building performance and reduce running costs. The project was successfully delivered on time and within the agreed budget.

Client: Cambridgeshire County Council
Circa: £1.5m
Year Completed: 2013
Sector: Commercial