01 / Offices

Specialists in designing building services for the Offices sector.

Our commercial office sector experiences extends to new build Grade A office developments (speculative and bespoke), Grade A refurbishment projects, together with office Cat B fit-out projects. Recently, we have provided MEP consultancy to support more than 30 No. commercial office schemes, ranging from 10,000 sq ft to 350,000 sq ft commissions.

02 / Our Track Record

MEP consultancy to support the office sector

At DSSR, we have a strong track record in the commercial office sector over many years throughout the UK, including new build office developments (both speculative and bespoke) together with office fit-out projects. Over the last 3 years, at DSSR we have provided building services and sustainability consultancy to support office fit-out schemes, ranging in size from 10,000 f² to 300,000 f² commissions.

At DSSR, we have been working closely with many office owners and occupiers over recent times to assist with their decarbonisation plans and the development of innovative strategies to replace/upgrade the MEPH systems.

03 / Prioritising Wellbeing

Designing Habitable Spaces

As building services specialists, we believe that the safe, reliable operation of MEP systems is of critical importance to the functionality of any office space. MEP systems provide the vital necessities which make spaces functional, but the internal environment they shape contributes significantly to the health and well-being of the people who spend a large portion of their days in these spaces.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought workplace conditions into sharp relief—from the quality of the air we breathe to the thermal comfort of a space. What we are seeing in response to this is an increased awareness of how a space may affect personal health, which has in turn prompted a general shift from the aesthetic qualities of a space towards how a space supports health and well-being.

The good news for employers faced with investing in higher-quality workspaces is that when these are well-designed, they have been shown to enhance performance. A truly considered approach to designing habitable spaces can deliver measurable benefits through an innovative approach to MEP systems. Beyond designing efficient MEP systems, DSSR can offer a more advanced, holistic look at how to optimise an office space to increase comfort, well-being and productivity.

04 / Environmental Impact and Waste Reduction

Efficiency at the highest standards

DSSR also works closely with architects and builders to ensure that the construction phase of office buildings is carried out efficiently and to the highest standards.

Our engineers provide guidance on materials selection, construction techniques, and project management, ensuring that the building process is as sustainable as possible. This includes developing plans to reduce waste and minimize environmental impact, as well as implementing measures to ensure that the building meets all relevant codes and standards.

05 / Commitment to Reducing Carbon Emissions

Promoting a sustainable lifestyle

At DSSR, we are also involved in a range of other sustainability initiatives.

We are committed to reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable living, and our engineers take an active role in promoting sustainability in the wider community, supporting local initiatives and charities that promote sustainable development.

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06 / Case Studies

Relevant Case Studies

Below is a selection of case studies demonstrating our experience and expertise within the Office sector:

07 / Sector Lead

Gordon Smith


Gordon is a Director in the company with a strong track record of delivering a variety of commercial office projects.

With a career spanning over 35 years with DSSR, Gordon brings extensive experience in managing the delivery of building services on many office commissions for DSSR over a number of years throughout the UK. These include new build Grade A development (both speculative build and bespoke build), cat A refresh and cat B fit out commissions. Gordon has led a number of DSSR’s more recent commissions focused on the decarbonisation of established office solutions, creating phased central plant upgrades, etc. In recent times this has included over 500,000 sq ft of new build office development, over 500,000 sq ft of cat A refresh/ upgrades and over 1,000,000 sq ft and cat B fit outs. Gordon’s career with DSSR started in 1985 and his first project experience was supporting the electrical design of the new build MOD Kintigern House (250,000 sq ft) on Argyle Street, Glasgow and his office design experience extends to the current day.

Gordon has a strong track record with financial services-related office commissions and has developed particular expertise in the areas of standby power systems (i.e. UPS and backup generators), IT cabling and comms room design, and resiliency/redundancy assessments to ensure business continuity in the event of equipment outages, etc.

The combination of environmental and engineering expertise enables Gordon to lead and deliver sustainable yet appropriate office design services design solutions.

08 / Contact

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