Key Challenges

  • A mixed use development on a complex site
  • Included number of existing buildings
  • Located with a conservation area
  • District Energy Network future connection

Architect: Apt


GDM were appointed to provide services for The Earnshaw, located within the London Borough of Camden with frontages onto New Oxford Street, Earnshaw Street, Bucknall Street and Dyott Street.


  • 3 UKPN Substations for resilience
  • Best in Class Ventilation Rates
  • Renewable Energy technologies implemented

Commercial Office

– Maximise floor to ceiling heights
– Considered options for cooling and use of thermal mass
– Review locations of internal and external air conditioning equipment
– Space to be allocated for future tenant condenser units for comms rooms
– Main office fresh air supply and extract ventilation to be provided by new air handling plant with heat recovery
– Main office lighting to be provided by high efficient low energy fittings

Retail Space

– Heating and cooling via centralised electric boiler systems
– Ventilation plant size and location