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British Council Wales: Relocation to ONE Kingsway, Cardiff

Gallese Design were part of a detailed design team successfully appointed by the client to deliver a custom fit out for the client, British Council Wales. Although the client aspiration was to provide 'green' engineering and sustainable features, the M & E design was severely limited in this respect by the landlord systems adopted. However it was still possible to achieve significant energy reductions with the general and emergency lighting installed. The existing lighting has been replaced with new achieving energy savings of circa 30% with less maintenance.

Building description

The ONE Kingsway Building is a six storey building, built mid 1990s with large office units and central circulation areas, all enclosed by a glazed louvred roof in the central circulation. British Council Wales now occupy 50% of the second floor. Environmental features include LED and high efficiency fluorescent lighting.