3 Merchant Square in Paddington, W2 1JS is designed to combine private and affordable apartments with ground level retail space. In 2012 Mace was appointed as main contractor for the £100 million luxury re-development project. Appointment of the Building Services Specialist, Briggs & Forrester followed soon after. The Merchant Square development is comprised of 6 buildings. 3 Merchant Square is a 21-storey residential building providing luxury flexible living space in 201 beautifully finished apartments. The property is situated a short walk from Hyde Park and the West End theatres.
SCI were appointed by Briggs and Forrester as a controls specialist to carry out the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the new BMS.
Now affording complete automatic control and monitoring of all the mechanical engineering systems and plant installed within the new building, the BMS project lasted 15 months. The system also provides monitoring of the status of key electrical, plant and equipment items. Outstations, installed in motor control centre panels (MCCPs) and control panels (CPs) were built to client specifications. The Supervisor terminal, software and database were configured and client training successfully completed.
In 2014, SCI completed the shell and core BMS works for these 200 apartments at a cost of £1,100,000.
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