CIAT selected for Oval Village development


09 January 2024

Seven hundred CIAT Comfort Line fan coil units (FCUs) were installed in the first phase of a new residential development at Oval Village, which is next to London's Oval cricket ground. 

Berkeley Homes Central London is developing a 3.2 hectare site with 1,332 new homes across seven residential buildings, along with a new Tesco, more than 15,000 square metres of community, commercial, office and retail space in the London Borough of Lambeth. The project is transforming the area into a cultural hub for residents and visitors through the regeneration of the iconic Oval gasholders built in 1847.

In the first phase of Oval Village opened in September, the 286 Manhattan apartments included CIAT’s Comfort Line customisable HVAC solution. In conjunction with Epure air purification technology, the system treats particle pollution, ensuring a PM2.5 particulate concentration below the limit recommended by the World Health Organization (10 µg/m3). 

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Cameron Malcolm, Managing Director, Malcolm Building Services, said: “We chose the CIAT units because they could support the simple control method specified. They redesigned the units to accommodate collapsible filters to assist with small access hatches, as well as extended drain trays.”

CIAT provided a bespoke option with a customised, small folding filter due to the size of access panels in the residential properties. In addition, CIAT provided extended drain trays to accommodate the larger valve arrangements specified for the project. This ensures no condensation damages the ceiling via the enclosed ceiling void.