Commercial Development at 218 Electric Road, Hong Kong

  • 218 Electric Road

  • 218 Electric Road aerial photo

  • 218 Electric Road aerial photo

  • 218 Electric Road Typical Lobby

  • 218 Electric Road podium garden

  • 218 Electric Road Typical Office

  • 218 Electric Road Lift Car

  • 218 Electric Road Entrance Lobby

  • 218 Electric Road Entrance Lobby

  • 218 Electric Road Entrance Lobby


New Buildings V1.2
Provisional Platinum

“218 Electric Road” is Henderson’s new Grade A office development at the junction of Electric Road and Oil Street, North Point. This development comprises of a 25-storey commercial building, with a total GFA about 144,000 ft².

The project is designing to be a people-oriented building starts with clear mission that is guided by end users’ point of view, serving not only its occupants with the cutting edge building technology incorporated into beautifully designed building, and user-incorporated building management system, but also providing a natural & healthy environment, and enhanced well-being & productivity of the occupants.

The development is poised to become a new benchmark for Grade A office in the East of Hong Kong Island and has received a HK BEAM Plus v.1.2 Provisional Platinum rating.

Green Features

Site Aspects (SA)

  • Building setback for better ventilation at pedestrian level
  • Soft landscaping of 30% site area
  • Good site emission control

Materials Aspects (MA)

  • Provide sufficient waste recycled facilities
  • Select environmental materials
  • Minimize the demolition and construction waste

Energy Use (EU)

  • Adopt a number of energy saving measures in passive and active design to achieve annual energy saving of 30% as compared to BEAM Plus Baseline
  • Undertake environmental consideration on planning and architectural design to enhance energy efficient building layout
  • Consider the choice of low embodied materials in design of structural elements

Water Use (WU)

  • Total percentage of potable water saving is approximately 65%
  • Total percentage of effluent discharge is around 49%
  • Rainwater recycling system is installed for irrigation water supply

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

  • CO sensors for demand control ventilation in carpark
  • Fresh air is increased by 30% in all normally occupied areas
  • Indoor air quality to be controlled at good class or above.

Innovations and Additions (IA)

  • Liquid Desiccant Cooling and Dehumidification System
  • Hybrid Ventilation

Story

Office building design is experiencing the second wave of transformation since the invention of air conditioning and curtain walls. With more people working indoor, the demand for mechanical system that can cater to users’ desire has improved indoor comfort with improved health. In 2015, average working hours in HK was 49 hours per week, the highest among the countries surveyed. As the trend of longer working hours continues, healthier workplace has become more critical, placing a greater emphasis on indoor environment and its impact on human wellbeing. Since the inception of the project, the design team of the Electric Road Development (ERD) strives to achieve healthier building culminated in a single coherent synthesized idea of Healthy Buildings for Human Wellbeing.

In addition to the health and wellbeing of the tenant, user-oriented design is also the core design of this project. Users and Stakeholders engagement activity was initiated and performed to generate the KPIs of an user-oriented office building. The final design of the building was based on the KPIs generated to truly realize an user-oriented design of office building.

ERD positions itself to be the first of its kind breakthrough office building. Personal platform is introduced to allow occupants to control some major working environment, e.g. solar blind and air conditioning. Internet of Things concept is applied to the building management system, while different sensors data send signal and response quickly to adapt the changes. Also, User future prediction can be provided by the information of occupants’ energy usage pattern. Facility management team could adjust the setting of common areas to optimize the energy consumption. In addition, suggestions for energy efficient measures could be raised for each tenants. This could also determine optimum ventilation mode according to indoor and outdoor climatic conditions as well as users’ preference.

Besides, liquid desiccant cooling system is adopted in ERD to provide separate humidity control for each occupied zones. The idea of all the above mentioned features are to target to change the perception of comfort and to provide the control to the tenant to decide on their own comfort.

With state-of-the-art technologies and innovative design principles, ERD is targeted to accomplish healthy & comfortable indoor environment, intelligent & green design and occupant behavioural change.

Green Features

Site Aspects (SA)

  • Building setback for better ventilation at pedestrian level
  • Soft landscaping of 30% site area
  • Good site emission control

Materials Aspects (MA)

  • Provide sufficient waste recycled facilities
  • Select environmental materials
  • Minimize the demolition and construction waste

Energy Use (EU)

  • Adopt a number of energy saving measures in passive and active design to achieve annual energy saving of 30% as compared to BEAM Plus Baseline
  • Undertake environmental consideration on planning and architectural design to enhance energy efficient building layout
  • Consider the choice of low embodied materials in design of structural elements

Water Use (WU)

  • Total percentage of potable water saving is approximately 65%
  • Total percentage of effluent discharge is around 49%
  • Rainwater recycling system is installed for irrigation water supply

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

  • CO sensors for demand control ventilation in carpark
  • Fresh air is increased by 30% in all normally occupied areas
  • Indoor air quality to be controlled at good class or above.

Innovations and Additions (IA)

  • Liquid Desiccant Cooling and Dehumidification System
  • Hybrid Ventilation

Story

Office building design is experiencing the second wave of transformation since the invention of air conditioning and curtain walls. With more people working indoor, the demand for mechanical system that can cater to users’ desire has improved indoor comfort with improved health. In 2015, average working hours in HK was 49 hours per week, the highest among the countries surveyed. As the trend of longer working hours continues, healthier workplace has become more critical, placing a greater emphasis on indoor environment and its impact on human wellbeing. Since the inception of the project, the design team of the Electric Road Development (ERD) strives to achieve healthier building culminated in a single coherent synthesized idea of Healthy Buildings for Human Wellbeing.

In addition to the health and wellbeing of the tenant, user-oriented design is also the core design of this project. Users and Stakeholders engagement activity was initiated and performed to generate the KPIs of an user-oriented office building. The final design of the building was based on the KPIs generated to truly realize an user-oriented design of office building.

ERD positions itself to be the first of its kind breakthrough office building. Personal platform is introduced to allow occupants to control some major working environment, e.g. solar blind and air conditioning. Internet of Things concept is applied to the building management system, while different sensors data send signal and response quickly to adapt the changes. Also, User future prediction can be provided by the information of occupants’ energy usage pattern. Facility management team could adjust the setting of common areas to optimize the energy consumption. In addition, suggestions for energy efficient measures could be raised for each tenants. This could also determine optimum ventilation mode according to indoor and outdoor climatic conditions as well as users’ preference.

Besides, liquid desiccant cooling system is adopted in ERD to provide separate humidity control for each occupied zones. The idea of all the above mentioned features are to target to change the perception of comfort and to provide the control to the tenant to decide on their own comfort.

With state-of-the-art technologies and innovative design principles, ERD is targeted to accomplish healthy & comfortable indoor environment, intelligent & green design and occupant behavioural change.


Project Details

Number of Blocks 1
Number of Storeys 25 floors above ground (including roof) and 2 basement floors
Type Commercial

Project Team

Project Developer / Owner Vansittart Investment Limited
Project Manager Henderson Real Estate Agency Limited
Architect Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (H.K.) Limited
Landscape Architect Quad Limited
M&E Engineer P&T (M&E) Limited
C&S Engineer Stephen Cheng Consulting Engineers Limited
Quantity Surveyor Davis Langdon KPK
Traffic Consultant Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited


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