Project looking good at Bloomberg Place


Danny Nightingale updates us on progress at the City of London’s iconic new building

“TClarke has worked on many iconic projects in the City of London, but this really is an outstanding building. The design is by Foster and partners and achieves a BREEAM Outstanding rating. What you notice right across the project is the sheer quality of the materials and the attention to detail within the design. From a practical point of view for us working onsite, this means having a team of people whose motivation and approach is of the highest order - because the working environment is crammed full of extremely valuable materials and finishes - so you need to work with great care. Indeed, the unique location of the site means that we’ve been working on top of some of the UK’s most exciting archaeological excavations - and that an archaeological museum  - the London Mithreaum - will be incorporated within the finished development.

“For me, it’s a classic TClarke project, working with Stanhope and the Principal Contractor for Sir Robert McAlpine in a collaborative way to deliver a top, top project. There are so many details here in the design that contribute to the energy efficiency, the quality of the working environment and the sheer beauty of the place - these light fittings behind me (pictured) are just one of many examples I could give you.”

“We are now in the stages of completing the installation on the Shell & Core and fit out within the North building and well in to the commissioning phase, the South building still in the installation phase. As with any major TClarke project, the scope of works gives you an idea of the range and complexity of works we’re delivering.”
Scope Of Works

Shell & Core

  • 33KV HV switchrooms at basement level
  • Electrical works within UKPN Room, incl. supply of glands to UKPN for terminating.
  • High voltage installation (33KV)
  • Scada & EMS control system
  • High voltage installation (11KV)
  • Generator including switchgear, housing and day tanks (with interface to mechanical oil transfer pump and associated G59 arrangement)
  • Low voltage installation
  • Earthing and bonding
  • LV distribution to services plant
  • Lighting installation
  • Emergency lighting
  • General power installation
  • Lift power installation
  • Data containment and wire way installation
  • Disabled toilet alarm system
  • Reception desk power and containment
  • Photovoltaic system interface (photovoltaic cells and framework provided by the Louvre trade contractor)
  • Lightning protection
  • Façade lighting
  • Provision of distribution boards / panel boards serving mechanical plant
  • Power connections and interfacing associated with CHP, PV cell power and related G59 arrangements
  • Power connections and interfacing associated with generator G59 arrangements
  • Auto-change-over switch assemblies (ATS), plus dual supplies and final feed to associated life safety panel / plant.
  • Generally, all containment shown on the drawings, or referred to within the notes section on the drawings.


  • Sub main distribution to the retail units

On Floor IDF Rooms (computer suite)

  • General Underfloor power
  • Earthing and bonding
  • High level power services
  • Office lighting installation
  • Lighting control system
  • Emergency lighting installation

Fit Out Of Specialist Areas

  • Mithras Temple (exhibition space)
  • General Power
  • Specialist / House lighting installation
  • Lighting control system
  • Emergency lighting installation
  • Pre-function & Auditorium
  • Vortex
  • Media Suites
  • Pantry
  • VIP Dining
  • MPR (Multi Purpose Room) Event Space
  • Common Scope Above
  • General Power
  • Specialist / House lighting installation
  • Lighting control system
  • Emergency lighting installation