Waterloo, Big House, theatre, ventilation, grilles

After securing a long lease on an old factory that made mirrors and wooden frames, the Big House Theatre Company relocated to new headquarters in North London. The £300,000 renovation has transformed the building into a facility to support marginalised young people. The newly refurbished building includes performance and rehearsal spaces as well as counselling rooms and offices.

Mitsubishi Electric, Coolair, Tattu, Birmingham

Coolair Equipment has made a cool contribution to the fine dining experience at Birmingham’s new Tattu Restaurant. The company’s Cannock office designed and installed the state-of-the-art comfort cooling system for the luxury Chinese-inspired eatery, which opened in February in the city’s historic Grand Hotel.

Grundfos, Braemar, Fife Arms, hotel, Magna

Following a 2-year restoration, the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar a very popular hotel - originally built in the 19th century - recently reopened its doors. With its 46 individually designed rooms and a wonderful eclectic collection of 12,000 pieces of carefully sourced local artefacts, historical objects and artwork, this hotel may be located in the coldest part of Scotland, but the impact on visitors is warm and inviting.

Hattersley, Hook-Up Elite, Elite, PICV, valve

The Mechanical Contractor Innovation Air Conditioning and Building Services Ltd based in Croydon has selected the Hattersley Hook-Up Elite Prime manifold assemblies for the heating and air conditioning system of an international investment group campus building.

 BEG, Imperial College, Dyson, controls, lighting

The Dyson School of Design Engineering has selected the easy-to-use BEG lighting control system which allows the building’s maintenance team to use their smartphones as the interface with the system.

JS Wright, Exeter, student accommodation, Pollard

M&E specialist JS Wright has secured a contract over £1.3 million for student accommodation in Exeter. The project includes mechanical and electrical services for a new 120-bed scheme on the site of an old pub, the Honiton Inn in the city. The project is due for completion in December 2019.

Briggs & Forrester, Kampus, Manchester, multi-use

Briggs & Forrester Living is installing services including heating, cooling and lighting protection for the new mixed use Kampus development in Manchester.

Wilo has provided a solution to a major problem for a London-based social housing provider, that was experiencing issues because of poor heating system circulating water quality.

WES Hotspot fire detection and prevention devices from Ramtech Electronics have been installed across a £100 million development by David Wilson Homes at Newbury racecourse.

Building services component distributor Brymec has supplied a range of air conditioning and plumbing components on a next-day delivery basis for HVAC contractor Principal Cooling while it works on the London Luton Airport project.

Tridonic LEDs have been selected for use in London’s Crossrail project. Lighting specialist Future Designs is working with Tridonic to create a suitable bespoke lighting solution for this major infrastructure project.

A major project to upgrade and replace air conditioning at communications specialist Multitone

Stokvis Energy systems has provided a modular boiler system within the construction of a music and performing arts centre at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools in Wales. The modular boiler system is intended to meet all of the building’s heating requirements.

Robur, gas-powered chillers, Embassy Gardens

 Faced with a shortage of electrical power and the cost of providing the necessary power, 128 Robur gas-powered chillers have been installed to provide comfort cooling to six residential apartment buildings at Embassy Gardens, the landmark development in Nine Elms, London. More than 2.3MW of cooling have now been provided across three phases of the residential build.

Rochfort Manor a highly-desirable residential development on the outskirts of Carlow town in Ireland. With demanding flows and fibrous content, the pumps installed at Rochfort Manor Pumping Station had been frequently plagued by blockages and breakdowns.

Toshiba, Sonority Design, bi-flow RAS, split systems, Ref-Sol

Audio engineers at hi-fi specialist Sonority Design have installed an ultra-low noise R-32-based Toshiba air conditioning system to ensure the best possible listening environment for its customers. 

Artic, Park Academy West London, Artic Building Services

Artic Building Services has been awarded the full hard FM maintenance contract for Park Academy West London, in partnership with Komfort Services. The Academy is a school in Hillingdon, Middlesex for ages 11 to 19. It was built with modern education needs in mind and has a range of facilities from advanced design and technology workshops; and art and design suite; and video editing factilities .

Grundfos, wine, Verona, dosing pump

Grundfos is playing its part in one of the oldest professions in the world, winemaking. The history of Italian wine traces back to as far as 4000 BC and over the years it has built the reputation for the quality and variety that it offers globally.

Waterloo, V&A Dundee, air distribution products, air terminal devices

V&A museum which sits on the banks of the River Tay in Scotland, is part of a £1 billion waterfront transformation in Dundee. The museum has been described by its award-winning Japanese architects as a ‘living room for the city’ and has attracted world-wide publicity and thousands of visitors due to its futuristic exterior and impressive gallery spaces.

Carrier, Gatwick Airport, Jubill House, AquaForce, Puretec, Greenspeed Intelligence

Carrier has recently installed its latest chiller at Gatwick Airport, helping the building on its way to reaching carbon neutral status. The project is part of a major upgrade at Jubilee House, the administrative offices at Gatwick Airport. Carrier’s new ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) AquaForce 30XAV chiller, is a replacement for an ageing air-cooled screw chiller and operates on the company’s Puretec HFO R-1234ze refrigerant.

Cooling, LG, Westminster Quarter, LG Multi VS heat recovery

LG has provided the air conditioning for the new Westminster Quarter in Monck Street, central London. The site consists of two buildings with a total of 102 residential apartments. The properties are designed to achieve ‘Lifetimes Homes Standards’ and ‘Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4’.

ZED Pods, modular low-carbon starter homes, Dr Rehan Khodabuccus, cross laminated timber

ZED Pods, the company behind a new concept in modular low-carbon starter homes, kicks off 2019 with 65 units in planning or pre-application at sites across the UK including Lincoln, Essex and London. This exceeds the company’s planned 2018 start-up target of 60 housing units.

Carrier, AquaForce Vision, International Convention Centre Wales, ICC Wales

Carrier’s high efficiency chiller, AquaForce Vision 30KAV, has been chosen to provide high quality air conditioning for the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales).

Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre, SES, SES Engineering Services

SES Engineering Services (SES), has been appointed to support the delivery of Viridor’s landmark £252m Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre, Bristol.

Flexi Support Systems, Genting Resorts, Sky Bar

Flexi Support Systems supported Genting Resorts World’s Sky Bar project in Birmingham. This is the first Genting leisure destination outside Europe. Genting UK owns and operates the centre and is part of the global business, Genting Group, head quartered in Malaysia.

Derby County Football Club, Reznor Nor-Ray-Vac

Pride Park, home to 30,000 Derby County football fans, provides a warm and comfortable environment for spectators, particularly on match days, thanks to an installation of Reznor’s Nor-Ray-Vac heating system

Gilberts

An innovative package is enabling architects, designers and specifiers to reach new heights in commercial interior design, whilst ensuring the space below is a comfortable working environment.

Dorset Cleanerfish, Grundfos Pumps Ltd

Getting the balance right

07 February, 2019

Maintaining the correct pH balance at their lumpfish hatchery is very important to Dorset Cleanerfish. This specialist company nurtures these fish through their developmental stages, until they can be shipped to fish farms in Scotland to perform their real role of getting rid of the lice from salmon.

Briggs & Forrester Special Projects, Nadler Hotels

Specialist contractor Briggs & Forrester Special Projects has worked with contractors Blenheim House Construction on a new hotel project in the London’s Covent Garden.

Dunham-Bush, V&A Dundee

Dunham-Bush has supplied Leopard fan coil units and BM fan convectors to the new V&A Dundee, an £80m international centre of design, which presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity alongside some of the best design from around the world.

Grundfos, William Grant, pump, energy efficiency

William Grant started his Scottish whiskey distillery business in 1887. Today, this well-known brand is still a family run business, which has earned an enviable reputation for the quality of the spirits it produces and distributes internationally.

Hattersley, Hattersley Hook-Up Elite Prime, Newcastle University Learning and Teaching Centre, pressure independent control valve

Hattersley Hook-up

07 January, 2019

Hattersley Hook-Up Elite Prime manifold assemblies have been selected by M&E contractor Integral UK for the heating and air conditioning system of the Newcastle University Learning and Teaching Centre.

Jodrell Bank, Dunham-Bush, Panther, fan coil units

Dunham-Bush Panther fan coil units have been installed in the new Square Kilometre Array Headquarters at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. With 135 staff from around the world, the new HQ will be home to the inter-governmental organisation set up to build, manage and remotely monitor the operation of what is the world’s largest telescope, which is located at sites in South Africa and Western Australia.

Pansonic, Finn Lough Resort, heat pumps

In the bubble with Panasonic

07 January, 2019

Panasonic has worked in collaboration with architects, engineers and local crafts people to create an unfiltered, unique and comfortable luxury living experience in bubble style Domes to bring a 180-degree transparent window on nature.

Elco, Curver UK, condensing gas boilers

Elco supports Curver UK HQ

07 January, 2019

Elco Heating Solutions has supplied two Thision L ECO 70kW condensing gas boilers to the headquarters of Curver UK – the international company and European market leader in the production of home and leisure products.

Hoval, Tower Bridge, boiler

Hoval heats Tower Bridge

07 January, 2019

The success of a boiler upgrade project at Tower Bridge relied heavily on close collaboration within the project team.

Cool-Fit, Fourpure Brewing Co

GF Piping Systems has supplied its Cool-Fit 2.0 system to for a craft beer specialist in Rotherhithe, south-east London.

University, Grundfos

Able to trace their history back over seven centuries to 1413, today the oldest university in Scotland, has many proud boasts. Offering four faculties, that serve nearly 8,000 students and with a world-renowned reputation, this is a university that is fully committed to achieving the highest standards.

Swansea City Football, Marshall-Tufflex, Sterling Curve

A vast amount of data cabling is required to keep Swansea City Football Club’s media centre running smoothly – and Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Curve and Sterling XL PVC-U trunking have provided the perfect cable management solutions.

Marwell Zoo, Priva BMS

The new Energy for Life: Tropical House at Marwell Zoo in Winchester is benefiting from the latest Priva BMS technology as part of a fully coordinated controls package delivered by CambridgeHOK. The control of parameters such as temperature and humidity is vital to the health and wellbeing of all animals and plants housed within.

Polypipe Terrain, Deansgate Square Development

Polypipe Terrain, manufacturer of waste and water management systems, will help complete the UK’s tallest residential complex. The Kent-based firm will supply ventilation, drainage, soil and waste systems to the £385 million Deansgate Square development in Manchester city centre (pictured).

Wieland Electric, Metalynx2, 30 Gresham Street

Wieland Electric’s Metalynx2 has played an important role in the refurbishment of the high specification, design-led office space at 30 Gresham Street in the City of London (pictured).

Wieland, modular wiring systems, Reflector, Dublin's Grand Canal Dock

A modular wiring system and connectors from Wieland Electric are integral components in the newly constructed Reflector building, a landmark office and residential development situated on Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.

Andrey house, Simes Shape, fittings

Simes Shape LED light fittings provided the perfect solution for the facade lighting of Audrey House, the most prominent building on historic Ely Place in London. Situated adjacent to the historic St Etheldreda’s Church, the building has an ornate period facade and has been extensively redeveloped behind to provide bright, modern office accommodation, with a striking reception area.

Grundfos, Mosul

Having rarely been out of the news, Mosul is attempting to re-build itself after suffering many years of bombardment. This, the second largest city in Iraq, was left virtually without any infrastructure or access to basic resources. Being able to re-establish a reliable water supply to Mosul is going a long way to giving this city back a sense of normality.

B.E.G, BEG

Lighting control specialist B.E.G. has supplied the presence and motion sensors for John Keats Primary Free School as the products offer the dual benefits of complete lighting flexibility to ensure that the building is fully energy efficient, while helping to create an excellent learning environment.

school, Keraflo

A primary school in Uxbridge has retired its Aylesbury cold water storage tank valve after 24 years of service, so its successor can now take the strain. The original Aylesbury K-Type delayed-action mechanical float valve had been in constant daily use since the 1990s, meeting all the water needs of the school’s staff and 200+ children.

Vent-Axia, Floating Home

British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia’s ‘Floating Home’ project has been shortlisted in the Building Awards 2018. 

Pump House, Cambridge Science Park

A new commercial development over two plots in Britain’s oldest Science Park in Cambridgeshire has made use of Pump House technology for its rooftop support requirements.




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