WSP was called on for support at an early stage following the bank’s decision to take 18 floors at One Bay East, a new-build Grade A office development in the new and rapidly growing Central Business District of Kowloon East. Our role as MEP consultant was to ensure the client achieved high standards of energy efficiency, environmental and wellbeing standards in excess of the requirements of LEED Platinum. Furthermore, WSP would need to implement the bank’s own stringent, international fit-out standards, whilst also meeting local codes and regulations.
Covering around 330,000 sq. ft., Citibank’s tenancy was confirmed before building work on One Bay East had been completed. Importantly, this meant our designers were able to review the base building infrastructure. Working together with the developer, client, and consultant teams, we ensured the base building MEP provisions were tailored to the needs of Citi’s office fit-out. Upgrades to the building base would contribute to creating high performance space with a focus on worker wellbeing and energy efficiency. Reporting how the standards were maintained would be a consistent and key part of the project.