In the very heart of the City of London, a new iconic building, unsurpassed in terms of  scale and dramatic architecture, soars into the sky. At 230m high including a 28m mast, the visionary glass and stainless steel clad structure, currently the tallest building in London’s Square Mile, must class as the most inspiring world class office space.

This 46-storey building provides office space across 36 floors with a restaurant planned on levels 38-40 and a separate one on the ground floor.

London’s new commercial building not only creates the benchmark for innovation and  quality but also for its environmental approach to design, having already achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.

The building has been designed for optimum energy efficiency and reduced consumption. A veil of photovoltaic cells covers the entire south facade, generating renewable energy and helping to create a solar shield. Extensive use of clear glass in the design encourages a light environment, maximising daylight to the office floors and reducing the need for artificial lighting.

In the plant room, overlooking the Gherkin, are four Remeha P520 pressure jet gas high efficiency boilers, installed by Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil. Services consultant Foreman Roberts specified four cast iron sectional boilers with matching gas fired burners, with a maximum output of 1100kw each and a control panel, which would be capable of operating on future bio-fuel.

The Remeha P520 was chosen above other models due to its size, compatibility and value for money. This advanced technology boiler offers a high combustion efficiency of up to 92% and low carbon and NOx emissions, in keeping with the environmentally-friendly design of Heron Tower. With its easy installation for new build or retrofit it was the perfect solution given the plant room constraints. Added to which, the low noise level of operation meant minimum disturbance.

This state-of-the-art, high performance, high efficiency boiler further contributes to the excellent environmental standard set by Heron Tower and Remeha Commercial with its vision to sustain our future.

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