Opened in 2013, The Shard is home to office space, a hotel and a number of bars and restaurants. One of those restaurants is Aqua, which is located on levels 31 and 33 of the skyscraper. In 2013, they called in Hensalls, a group of building services companies, to update its BMS and they in turn, turned to Syscom to assist with the two-floor fitout. The areas of focus were the kitchen plant and FCUs.
Major Floor & Plant fitout
Hensalls / Wilden
A Trend IQ3 system was installed, alongside IQEcos for FCUs. Trend systems are designed to monitor and control heating ventilation and air conditioning, allowing Aqua to operate at optimum levels.
To ensure the team at Aqua could monitor the energy usage, the Trend System was interfaced to the landlord’s Automated Logic System via MODbus. Completed in the space of just four months, the project operated to very tight deadlines and necessitated simultaneous work on both floors from start to finish to the client’s satisfaction.