Credit Suisse has relocated its headquarters to the 8th Arrondissement, a chic neighbourhood in Paris defined by the Avenue Champs Elysée. The new space combines a 19th century exterior with a modern interior.


Location

  • Paris, Île-de-France, France

Sector

Service

  • Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing
  • Commissioning
  • Lighting Design
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Client

  • TP Bennett Architect DGM Architect

Project Status

  • Completed in 2016

Architect

  • Clive Wilkinson Architects, Woods Bagot, Fitzpatrick and Partners

Improving Building Systems While Reducing Downtime

WSP was appointed to provide building services engineering for the fit-out of the 3,500m2 office. The private banking and investment banking businesses, which have both moved to the new location, have different and distinctive cultures. The modernisation of the interior needed to take into consideration these differences and create a space that would reflect them.

We were responsible for the design and works monitoring, and the technical design of multiple building services including electrical, power generator, UPS System, HVAC and smoke removal. We also provided commissioning management to facilitate the evaluation of the new space for our client.

Designed future-proof systems in a new modern interior

Since Credit Suisse occupies only part of the building, we needed to consider the existing technical installations, before implementing changes. , Installations such as HVAC were being used by other tenants so power cuts and interventions needed to be reduced to a minimum, while still providing Credit Suisse with future-proof systems.

We connected all Credit Suisse’s technical systems with the building’s management system, managed by the building owner.

While our team was based in Paris, our client and their technical team were in London. In collaboration with the architect and the project manager, we successfully coordinated the project and provided a high-level of technical reporting.