Project Crystal

Wells Fargo Bank

London, UK

200,000 sq ft

System Info (HVAC, Data Centre with n+1 redundancy, Trading Floors Electrical Distribution & Emergency Power, BMS, LCS, Fire Life Safety) 

Architect: Perkins & Will

Engineer: Hurley Palmer Flatt


FPC were selected by Wells Fargo Bank to provide comprehensive Commissioning Services to their new 200,000 sq ft flagship EMEA HeadQuarters in Monument, Central London. This key client side role also included technical, commissioning and performance oversight of the Shell & Core building project delivered by HB Reavis, prior to Wells Fargo building acquisition ahead of the fit-out phase. FPC were a key partner to the bank into the fit-out phase, which consisted of 11 floors (inclusive of data centre and trading floors) with high IT and power resilience to ensure the bank of business continuity. This consisted of extensive resilience testing to prove the systems operations in all modes of failure to meet Wells Fargo requirements. FPC provided extensive Commissioning, Testing and acceptance services on behalf of the bank to ensure the handover delivered a finely tuned building for our client to move 1,200 employees into.


33 King William St has been built to BREEAM Excellent standard and also achieved LEED rating scheme Silver. The large flexible floor plates and state of the art facilities maximise natural light and outside space, while making the most of the spectacular surrounding views via the impressive roof garden which offers panoramic views of London’s most famous landmarks including the Shard, St Paul’s, 20 Fenchurch St and the River Thames.


Dean Francis, Principal, said ‘ This is one of the most highly performing buildings in London with significant integrated system and resilience testing processes applied to ensure Wells Fargo’s cutting edge IT systems perform to the very highest standards, allowing client confidence for future business continuity. We are very proud and honoured to have Wells Fargo as a key client, this project really challenged us to be at our very best to achieve the desired outcomes’.