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The Weighbridge Building, Marlow
The Weighbridge Building, located in the historic town of Marlow, was previously occupied by the Wethered Brewery, but the building had fallen into a state of disrepair. The re-development brief was to restore the building to office use and to incorporate basement parking. Planning permissio...
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Shorelines, Birkenhead
The Shorelines Building in Birkenhead is a converted Victorian railway shed constructed in 1889 and previously used by the Littlewoods Organisation. A full refurbishment and fit-out completed in 2012 comprised a new steel mezzanine structure and new heating and cooling system creating Grade-A...
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Fleet House, London
Fleet House, located at 57-61 Clerkenwell Road in London was fully refurbished in 2000. Headroom in the building was severely restricted and underfloor air conditioning was specified to overcome this and provide full air conditioning to the commercial offices, occupied at the time by Music Ch...
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41 Lothbury, London
The 146,000 sq.ft. Grade II listed building, designed by architects Mewes and Davis was constructed in 1926 as a purpose built headquarters for National Westminster Bank and features a Portland Stone façade, interior columns, marble floors and walls. Fully redeveloped in 2004, the building o...
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175 Oxford Street
175 Oxford Street was fully refurbished in 2010 and the 2,688 sq. m building comprises retail space and 12,500 sq. ft. speculative Grade-A office accommodation across four floors. 3DReid were responsible for the re-designed space, creating a glass surround linear atrium, allowing the maximum ...
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ICBC Headquarters, Beijing
The largest commercial bank in China, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) has adopted the concept of underfloor air conditioning in their Beijing branch due to its inherent flexibility, easy maintenance and ability to create healthy indoor environments and work space.
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BMW China Services, Shanghai
123 TU4 Fantile units were supplied for the BMW office areas to enhance air conditioning performance. The Fantile system was chosen due its’ flexibility, ease of installation and efficient air distribution, as well as the ability to maximise headroom in the workspace. The Fantile system is co...
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Mukusalas 42, Latvia
Mukusalas Business Centres [MBC] is a modern office complex of eight buildings on the former site of a 19th century steel foundry, which subsequently became the production site for Carl Zeiss optical equipment, and then the Riga Radio Factory. MBC development plans are focused on preserving t...
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JEBN Group, Hong Kong
Food retailer and manufacturer, JEBN Limited moved their headquarters and main food processing facilities to a refurbished building in Tai Wai, Hong Kong. Underfloor air conditioning was specified for the 7th floor of the building due to its flexibility and excellence of indoor air quality.
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42 Berners Street, London
42 Berners Street is the result of a full demolition and redevelopment of two town houses at the prestigious Fitzrovia address. Architect, Buckley Gray Yeoman specified underfloor air conditioning as a means to maximise internal floor to ceiling height, and the final design achieved an extra ...
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7 Soho Square, London
7 Soho Square was retained and refurbished by Land Securities as a flagship scheme and the former Art Deco building was vertically extended with a glass pavilion roof. The Art Deco ceilings were left exposed creating opportunity for air conditioning and services designed to suit the functiona...
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Film House, 142 Wardour Street
Film House is an iconic building at 142 Wardour Street in the heart of Soho and once home to the Associated British Pathé film company. The building was refurbished in phases between 2006 and 2012 and underfloor air conditioning was installed throughout the four floors as part of these phased...
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169 Union Street, London
The four storey red brick building dates back to 1905 and originally served as a Royal Mail sorting office. In 2000, the building was converted into office accommodation and occupied by Sainsbury’s as their headquarters. Underfloor air conditioning was specified to overcome restrictive heigh...
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Endeavour House, Stansted
The final project of a series of buildings commissioned by airports developer BAA Lynton and reviewed under the Egan initiative, Endeavour house is a replica of the First Point building at Gatwick airport and of the World Business Centre at Heathrow. BAA Lynton were able to save 15% costs and...
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75-79 York Road, London
Originally constructed in 1957, and standing at 36.8 m, the tired high-rise office block adjacent to Waterloo station was transformed with a series of extensions, new façade cladding and new plant and services, including underfloor air conditioning. The extensive refurbishment completed in 20...
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State Audit Bureau, Kuwait
The Kuwait government client demanded state of the art technology including flexible underfloor HVAC services. This is the first building in Kuwait to feature underfloor air conditioning. The high specification new build complex comprises three ten-storey buildings linked by a full height Atri...
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16-18 Kirby Street, London
1960’s post war building fully refurbished in 2006. The building was enlarged and remodelled with extensions to the basement, ground, first and fifth floors. Underfloor air conditioning and Nesite raised access flooring was installed throughout the 7-storey building offering 26,000 sq. ft. f...
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First Point, Gatwick
Originally completed in 1998, UfAC was specified for this new build development after the developer carried out a feasibility study, comparing underfloor against ceiling based air conditioning. Compared with a near identical building the developers were able to demonstrate a 2m total reduction...
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Battersea Studios 2, London
The 2008 development created 52,000 sq ft speculative office space, with additional studios and an onsite café. The exposed concrete soffit creates a thermal buffer with suspended up and down lighting granting a crisp clean space and underfloor air conditioning allows for total flexibility fo...
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City Gate House, London
Underfloor air conditioning was supplied to create a high level of air conditioned comfort for this height restricted, densely occupied building. CAM-C units were adapted specifically for this project as the client required return air at high level, but was unable to adopt the CAM-V system due...
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28 Savile Row, London
Underfloor air conditioning and a bespoke Teak covered raised access floor by Nesite was specified for the height restricted redevelopment of this prestigious Mayfair accommodation. The works comprised a full internal strip out to the core, demolition of structural partition walls, removal of ...
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Sky Central Campus, Osterley
Fantiles were specified by Arup to provide additional airflow and user control for approximately 40 modular meeting room pods located within the 45,000 sq m campus. The design brief was to create a highly flexible, connected space with a focus on wellbeing. The 45,000 m2 timber-framed buildin...
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33 Glasshouse Street, London
The unusually shaped building features a Grade II Listed façade and is located in a prominent position looking over Regent Street and the Soho area of the West End. The recent refurbishment by Hermes Investment Management has created fabulous commercial work space in this prime London location...
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11-12 Hanover Street, London
Underfloor air conditioning and Nesite raised access flooring was supplied to this building in the year 2000 as part of a full refurbishment for Japanese developer, Taisei. The building is situated in the heart of Mayfair in a prominent location on the corner of Hanover Street and Pollen Stre...
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The University of Essex, Colchester
Underfloor air conditioning was specified for the £16.5 million new build development at the University of Essex’ Colchester campus; the largest new building on campus since 1965 providing an integrated learning centre, library extension, media centre and council board room. The ventilation sy...
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Menara Telekom Tower, Malaysia
This 55 storey skyscraper stands at 304m high and is currently the 4th tallest building in Malaysia. Designed by Malaysian architect Hijjas Kasturi Associates, it has a unique curvilinear structure and the shape represents a sprouting bamboo shoot, hence it is also locally known as Bamboo Tow...
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1000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford
The Cathedral Hill campus in Guildford is a conglomerate of three buildings of approximately 1500 sq. m each. AET originally supplied underfloor air conditioning to the 286 sq. m atrium area of Building 1000 in 2001. In 2015, AET supplied like for like equipment to building 1000 as part of a ...
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iQuest Headquarters, Romania
Redevelopment of former Flacara factory site in Cluj Napoca creating new Romanian Headquarters for German IT company, iQuest. The phased project commenced in 2015 starting with the addition of two new wings on either side of the factory building. Phase 2 focused on the 6,000 sq. m office spac...
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Bankside Studios, London
Bankside Studios was completed in October 2001. A full refurbishment unifying three separate buildings over a continuous stone base with the main design feature being the canting out of the two upper floors over the street in increasing degrees. The six floors offer a total of 3,900 sq. m of...
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77 Farringdon Road, London
This historic building in Clerkenwell was constructed in 1882 as the London premises of Lincolnshire engineering firm, Marshall Sons & Co, inspiring the recently building name, “The Bondworks”. In 2007, a full refurbishment was completed incorporating an underfloor air conditioning system. ...
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45 Gee Street, London
Mixed use, eight storey building constructed in 2008, consisting of residential units, retail space and six floors of speculative office space. The 2,000 sq. m development features an award winning Terre Doree brick façade. The building is served by two large interlocking AHU’s via supply an...
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Sir William Perkin’s School, Chertsey
Underfloor air conditioning was specified by The Brinkfell Partnership for the sixth form common room and study area located on the 2nd floor of the new wing extension, Bridge Studios. The ventilation system was to provide low energy comfort cooling with high levels of fresh air to the commun...
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Centrica, Aberdeen
The 13,766 sq m building offers large flexible floor plates and an impressive four storey atrium and double height entrance hall. Extensive perimeter glazing grants a high level of natural day lighting and panoramic views. Underfloor air conditioning was specified for the upper three floors o...
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Korea Expressway Corporation
The Korea Expressway Corporation runs the toll roads in South Korea and actively engages in the construction and maintenance of national expressways. In 2013 underfloor air conditioning equipment was installed over nineteen floors of the new headquarters tower, over an area of approximately 2...
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Here East Innovation Centre, London
The Here East project announced in 2013 has transformed the former Olympic Press and Broadcast spaces at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into Europe’s biggest technology hub. The Plexal innovation centre is housed in the former press centre and contains flexible offices suitable for start-ups...
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8 Waterloo Place, London
Fabulous Edwardian building with a Grade II listed Portland Stone façade. A full refurbishment including structural reconfiguration to the central core and installation of new HVAC services, creating 3000 sq m of prime office space in the St James’ area of London. Both the client and Architect...
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17 Devonshire Square, London
Full refurbishment of the severely height restricted building located on a prominent corner position of Devonshire Square. Cundall specified underfloor air conditioning as a solution to enable the main office space to meet BCO floor to ceiling height standards. A system with high level return ...
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5-8 Warwick Street, London
The 16,311 sq ft building on Warwick Street has been stripped back to the core and has undergone a full redevelopment, including redesigned windows and a vibrant green brick façade to grant more architectural definition and visual interest from the street. Office accommodation featuring under...
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20 Soho Square, London
Neo-classical building with a stunning Portland stone façade and colonnade. The underfloor system features on seven floors of the eight-storey building. The system is a CAM-C Direct Expansion system with supply and return air distributed via the floor plenum. The Fantiles are standard TU4 fan...
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Jaguar Land Rover i54 Manufacturing Plant
The new building is part of JLR’s manufacturing expansion plans adding to the £500 million engine plant on the i54 Business Park. The initial HVAC brief specified trench heating for the perimeter areas of the office facilities. M&E specialists NG Bailey were satisfied that Fantiles with addit...
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196 Deansgate, Manchester
Five floors of grade A office space in the centre of Manchester. The refurbishment required a fundamental rethink to transform the building in decline, into a modern sought after commercial space. A new services strategy, using raised access floors and underfloor air distribution allowed the...
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Agora Gazeta, Poland
Completed in 2001, the total area is 37,000 sq m, with five floors comprising offices, a cafe and internal and external garden areas. Underfloor air conditioning was specified for the project for its energy efficient operation and contribution towards the Green Building design. Adopting an un...
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JC Decaux, London
Grade II Listed 1930’s building transformed into modern, functional work space. Services Consultants BDSP specified underfloor air conditioning for the office areas as a solution to the floor to ceiling height restrictions. 8 x CAM downflow units and 96 x fan terminal units serve 8 zones.
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Alojas Biznesa Centrs, Latvia
The development is one of the most modern office centres in Riga, refurbished in 2009 to A-class standards. The building of 16,000 sq m comprises six floors of offices and a multi-level underground car park. Latvia is well known for its fluctuating weather conditions and the underfloor air con...
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Daman Tower, Dubai
The Daman Tower is an impressive tower is located within the Dubai International Finance Centre and features fifteen floors of Grade-A office accommodation. Completed in 2013, the L-shaped block comprises two buildings of different height intersecting and overlapping each other. Offering one...
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Majid Al Futtaim Tower II, Dubai
The building is served by 45 zones of underfloor air conditioning equipment and is the first building in the UAE to be LEED EBOM Gold rated. In the Occupant Comfort Survey Report required by LEED Existing Buildings, the majority of the 79% of occupants who responded were satisfied with the sy...
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The Willis Building, Ipswich
The Willis Building in Ipswich originally constructed in 1974 and credited with listed status in 1991 undertook extensive refurbishment in 1999 including the installation of underfloor air conditioning to create additional office space. The underfloor system was specified by FC Foremans as a s...
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The Center, Hong Kong
Located in Hong Kong’s Central Business District and standing at 346m high offering panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, this 80 storey building and prominent landmark was completed in 1998. Underfloor air conditioning enabled an additional 10 Floors of prime lettable space and around $US 7 m...
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Shanghai International Port Cruise Terminal
Completed in 2010, this colossal development totals 12 buildings each with 8 storeys, and 46 AHU per floor. Conditioned air is supplied into the office space via 3450 Fantiles and fresh air is boosted using AET fresh air modules.
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180 Great Portland Street, London
Stunning refurbishment of former Edwardian residential mansion block in the heart of London’s West End, the building was transformed from cellular offices into five stories of high class, open plan accommodation. The flexible underfloor HVAC solution allowed a minimum floor plenum of 200mm max...
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One Cavendish Place, London
1,500 sq. m of underfloor air conditioning and oak finish raised access floor was supplied to create a high level of air conditioned comfort on four floors of the property. O&H Properties were keen to differentiate the Building from others on the market and the ability to maximise the floor t...
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Farnborough Air Terminal
TAG Aviation Development at Farnborough Airfield. The underfloor air conditioning system was jointly specified by the Architect and Consultant due to its flexibility, ease of installation and design freedom that the system allows. The system was praised by the architect as it is able to be re...
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76-88 Wardour Street, London
Due to its period architecture style and prominent corner location there were a number of design challenges to be overcome in order to attain full air conditioned office status for speculative open plan offices, for example, the building featured unique structural elements around the columns i...
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Nina Tower, Hong Kong
This Mega Project became a new landmark of Hong Kong in 2008. A Mixed Use Development with a total of 131 floors in two Towers comprising a Transport Terminal, Luxury Hotel, Convention Centre, Retail Facilities and 17 Floors of Grade A Offices. UfAC features throughout the 17 office floors, ...
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20 Cannon Street, London
The building was extensively redeveloped, stripped back to its original 1960’s shell and core, and re-cladded with floor to ceiling glazing. By incorporating underfloor air conditioning, instead of more traditional ceiling based systems, a floor to ceiling height of 2500 mm within an overall s...
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Microsoft Shanghai Campus
50,000 sq m campus adopting a hybrid system with large AHU's and Fantiles for cooling provision. Construction time was reduced to five months and the owner-occupiers benefit from a flexible, user friendly system providing a high level of indoor air quality.
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Mirae Asset, Shanghai
New build tower housing one of Asia’s leading Financial Services Institutions, Mirae Asset. The building has thirty-two floors with six floors offering underfloor air conditioning. Each floor is divided into four zones, with one AHU for each floor. A total of 581 Fantile units are supplied.
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Tricorn House, Birmingham
Iconic Birmingham landmark transformed from 1970’s offices to modern, functional work space. Underfloor air conditioning was offered as a potential solution to the restrictive 2.8 m slab height which could cause problems in providing thermal comfort to meet tenants expectations. Low energy c...
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The University of Surrey Learning Resource Centre
Underfloor air conditioning system and Nesite raised access floor for the new four storey learning resource centre at the University of Surrey’s Stag Hill Campus. The instantly recognisable gold and bronze framed building achieved a BREEAM “Very Good” status and was designed to integrate with...
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Jaguar Land Rover Design Centre
Originally specified due to it’s modularity and reconfiguration capability, this project is an excellent example of how UfAC systems can adapt easily to fast changing requirements of high density office environments. The building has over 40 zones and since the original building works there ha...
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One Airport Square, Ghana
Joint Venture Project funded by Equity firm Actis and Boston Investments. The underfloor air conditioning system was specified to add additional cooling for this high specification sustainable new build development in Ghana. The striking contemporary design featuring large structural slabs tha...
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Parkview Green, Beijing
The prestigious complex located in Beijing’s Chaoyang District was completed in 2010. The building has unique architectural form with a pyramidal roof and comprises four buildings arranged in a cluster with atrium spaces set in between the buildings. The buildings are enclosed by an external ...
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55 Baker Street, London
London & Regional Properties proposed an engineering led solution to avoid demolishing the 1950’s landmark building, which had restricted floor layout unattractive to commercial clients. The existing concrete frame was retained and new frames and facade were inserted creating a visually stunni...
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Manchester Civil Justice Centre
Nicknamed the “Filing Cabinet” because of the cantilever floors at the end of the building, the services were selected by Mott MacDonald as a versatile mixed mode ventilation system to ensure maximum value from free cooling and its capacity to be reconfigured easily and quickly. The building h...