Daikin air conditioning is helping an upmarket American steakhouse chain to make its mark in central London.
The 360-seat Smith & Wollensky restaurant in the Adelphi office building in John Adam Street is the company's first venture outside the UK, with air quality and temperature considered crucial to the customer experience.
A 960mm parapet wall almost halted plans to install air conditioning at luxury apartments in the redevelopment of a listed five-storey house in London’s Hyde Park.
Planning constraints meant that the heat recovery condensing units originally specified for the second, third and fourth floor apartments were too tall to go on the roof behind the parapet wall.
With air conditioning a key specification for the bedrooms and living areas, installers Hoveair (Building Services) recommended that the equipment specified manufacturer be changed to Daikin throughout the building.