CommonGrounds Workspace

Fort Worth, TX


  • Commercial


  • mechanical / plumbing engineering
  • electrical engineering

BHB provided MEP services for CommonGrounds Workplace, a national coworking company, in order to open its first Texas location in a lease space in the first floor of a parking garage at 702 Houston Street in downtown Fort Worth. This company offers flexible office space to encourage collaboration and productivity among team members. CommonGrounds has expanded to Fort Worth because of the relatively low number of coworking companies and its rankings as one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

BHB provided a full mechanical design which included water source heat pumps utilizing a condenser water loop with a closed-circuit cooling tower. The tower and condenser water loop were designed by BHB as a part of the shell building which had electric unit heaters for freeze protection on the first-floor tenant space. The loop included two pumps sized to split the condenser water flow in half, or an N/2 redundancy. BHB overcame challenges of locating HVAC units and maintaining service clearance despite the various ceiling heights and types. BHB’s electrical team was able to successfully provide enough power for the high-density office space utilizing specified furniture systems with glass partitions. To maximize the leasable space, the electrical room was divided in half to increase the amount of wall space for electrical components.

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