LG has provided the air conditioning for a prestigious apartment development in the city of London.
The Westminster Quarter project in Monck Street includes one 7/8-storey building and one 5-storey building, with 102 one, two and three bedroomed apartments above a ground floor commercial floor space. The basement has 56 car parking spaces and cycle parking spaces, along with mechanical plant where the air conditioning equipment has been located. The apartments are designed to achieve ‘Lifetimes Homes Standards’ and ‘Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4’.
The installation envelope for the LG equipment is very tight and one unique feature of the installation is the design of the area set aside for the mechanicals to specifically fit with the pipe runs required to connect each apartment to the plant. The LG equipment was selected for a number of reasons, but one key selection criteria was its superior controls package that allowed energy usage to be measured in each individual apartment by the Building Management System through BACnet connectivity.
This project was one of the first the first in the UK to utilise the new LG Multi V S Heat Recovery unit – for the gym and cinema area of the development. Designed specifically for small to medium-sized spaces, this compact and lightweight model offers simultaneous heating and cooling as well as the production of domestic hot water, with considerable installation flexibility and efficiencies. An industry first, this front discharge, Multi V S Heat Recovery model, fits the gap between multi split systems and large VRF systems.
Nigel Treanor, contracts manager at Principal Cooling, said: “The LG equipment was an excellent choice for this development and the finished installation is very impressive. The controls package is sector-leading and offered the flexibility we needed to satisfy the customer’s needs.”
Exi-tite’s Andrew Robinson said: “We were delighted to be involved in this prestigious development close to the Home Office and the Houses of Parliament. It’s a perfect example of how LG equipment can be designed and incorporated in even the tightest installation envelopes. And once again the quality of our controls package tipped the balance when specification was decided.”
The development offers residents an exclusive gym, 24hr concierge service and a landscaped courtyard. There is also a landscaped roof terrace and roof lounge affording views of the Houses of Parliament and other landmarks . The property is owned by Taylor Wimpey and McAleer & Rushe were the main contractor whilst Kane Group Building Services were the M&E contractors on the project. Caldwell Consulting was the M&E Consultant and Principal Cooling was the contractor responsible for installing the LG equipment.
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