On the corner of Charterhouse Street and Farringdon Road, The JJ Mack Building stands at the gateway to Smithfield. A quarter with a fascinating heritage and a fantastic future.
The building embodies this dual identity, being one of London’s smartest and most sustainable office buildings yet with its design and identity being inspired by the building’s heritage.
One of the area’s predominant historic characteristics is as a site of trade and market commerce and the building takes its name from the grocery store formerly located on the corner of the site, owned by JJ Mack, a market trader whose career started with just a street barrow and progressed to the impressive corner fronting store shown below.
This spirit of trade and prosperity has inspired the design and brand of the building with its warehouse inspired interiors, use of natural, crafted materials and graphic style echoing signage from the era of the original JJ Mack and Sons.
The JJ Mack Building is packed with smart and intelligent building features to improve the day-to-day wellbeing of its occupiers and to enable truly sustainable operation and occupation.
The entirety of the building’s systems are modelled in a highly detailed “digital twin” allowing monitoring and control at building management, tenant and individual occupier level. This sophisticated and cutting-edge technology allows the whole building performance to be tailored precisely to the needs of the occupier and facilitates highly sustainable and considered operation. The information from the digital twin feeds directly into the bespoke JJ Mack app. Some of the features on the app include:
The app will allow touch free access from the front door to your desk, enabling the individual user to scan in at the barriers and call a lift direct to their floor.
Visitors to the building can be booked in directly via the app. Your visitor will be sent a QR code which they can scan at the entrance barriers, allowing them to come directly to your floor should you wish them to.
Depending upon the level of connectivity that occupiers wish to implement as part of their fit out, the app can identify desks or meeting rooms that are available and enable them to be booked at the touch of a button. Users can also see who is in the building in real time, allowing easy meet ups with key team members.
All systems within the floor are able to be controlled remotely via the app, including lighting, heating and (if installed) blinds. This can be controlled by floor, by zone or even by specific fan coil unit, blind or light fitting to allow the ultimate in space personalisation and individual comfort. Levels of control can be set by each tenant depending upon their specific needs.
The app contains a wealth of easy to access information on the building; from an occupier directory enabling links with other companies located within the building, to amenity and event information to a library of detailed O&M manuals and guides, all available at your fingertips. Users can also use the app to contact the building management team directly and report any issues being experienced.
The app links directly to a number of external sources, providing real time weather and travel information specific to the building’s location, offering recommendations for entertainment in the local area and providing special offers directly from local operators such as special building discount rates for local gyms etc. The app can even identify how busy a particular station is to enable users to choose the optimum time to carry out their journey.
Welcome to the bespoke JJ Mack app, available to all occupiers to make everyday life just that bit easier and better. Play the video for a quick demo…
Office occupancy – 1:8m2 / person
Office means of escape – 6m2 / person
Toilets – 10m2 / person with 80% utilisation
The floorplate design is based on the ability to provide up to two tenant demises per floor.
Office space designed based on a 1,500 x 1,500mm planning grid.
One fan coil unit every 6m wide to serve offices up to 4.5m deep in the perimeter zone. One fan coil to serve 50-70m2 in internal zone.
A Variable Air Volume (VAV) fresh air distribution system has been installed to each floor.
Office space is set at 22 degrees in Winter and 24 degrees in Summer (+/- 2 degrees).
LED lighting provided throughout the office space at a 400-500 lux average at the working plane.
The building is connected to the E.On Citigen district heating and power network; supplying low temperature hot water (LTHW) chilled water (CHW) and power.
Loading bay access is from West Smithfield. One accessible parking bay is available within the loading bay.
Male toilets: 46 WCs, 44 urinals and 54 basins.
Female toilets: 84 WCs and 72 basins.
12 gender neutral WCs. 1 accessible WC per floor.
6 passenger lifts using destination control.
Office goods lift serving all floors.
Retail goods lift serving basement and lower ground.
Platinum quality building connectivity with dual tenant comms rooms and entry points.