UK: Mitsubishi Electric has established a new London office and a specialist team dedicated to delivering energy efficient HVAC solutions in the capital.
The office, located at Sustainable Bankside II in Southwark, is designed to support the growing construction market in London and is specifically aimed at bolstering Mitsubishi Electric’s consultative offering.
“There are over 500 towers planned or under construction in the next few years across the capital,” said Rob Bowden, Mitsubishi Electric’s London business manager, who is heading up the new team of 12. “Combined with an increase in mixed-use buildings and carbon reduction targets, consultants and businesses need support to engineer the best solution whilst being mindful of increasingly stringent legislation.”
Mitsubishi Electric says the office is geared to help customers with matters relating to legislation, regulations and sustainable building practices, as well as sharing the latest innovations in cooling, heating, ventilation and smart controls integration for buildings in and around the capital.
“With the London Plan being expanded to account for the next 20-25 years, it is important that we are right on hand to offer support and advice to designers, specifiers and installers,” added Bowden. The London Plan is the statutory spatial development strategy for the Greater London area
“The capital is continuing to see huge investment in buildings – both new and refurbished – and our customers and partners need to be able to easily access our support and services from a central London location. These new premises in Southwark will allow us to do just that.”
The Sustainable Bankside office provides space for meetings, entertainment and networking, providing a fresh venue for the new dedicated business development team to meet with customers and partners.
The site near the Tate Modern provides office space and networking opportunities for sustainable start-ups focusing on new construction methods and technologies, power-storage, recycled building materials, eco-design services and much more. Consumer-focused brands include Toast Beer, which is brewed using surplus ingredients from the baking industry and Halo Coffee, who have created compostable coffee capsules.
Bowden explains further: “Our entire ethos is based around the idea of creating the best and most sustainable living and working conditions for businesses and individuals, so it was vital that our new location embodied this spirit.”
The London team will be using its new facility to host a series of customer CPD events over the coming months.