City Multi plays a quay role

Phase 2 of the prestigious Edinburgh Quay – the flagship development at the eastern terminus of the Union Canal – has just been completed to provide Scotland’s Capital with additional premium high-tech office and retail space in the heart of the financial exchange area.
The first phase of the project has already won many awards and is a testament to the developer’s approach of creating such a mixed use development adjacent to the Union Canal basin.

The five-storey development that is Phase 2, is cooled and heated by 25 Mitsubishi Electric City Multi outdoor condensers providing simultaneous hot and cold air to 125 indoor fan coil units.

The air conditioning is monitored and controlled using four of Mitsubishi Electric’s advanced G50 controllers and 25 TG2000 graphic interfaces, which provide the occupants with an accurate representation of the physical layout of the floors, allowing for full remote control of each individual internal unit.

The Building Services & Environmental Engineering consultants on the prestigious job were RSP Consulting Engineers LLP who are one of Scotland’s largest private practices.

Arthur McKay Building Services were appointed to install the air conditioning.

Robert Tonner, who led the project for Arthur McKay praised the flexibility of the City Multi equipment and the control that Mitsubishi Electric’s products offer.

“We offer our customers total professionalism and we were delighted with the way that Mitsubishi Electric supported the installation and with the equipment itself.”

Drawings of the building’s services were imported straight into the TG2000 graphics package to easily illustrate the location of each indoor unit and this, combined with the ease of installation that Mitsubishi Electric’s unique two-pipe VRF system (the industry norm is three-pipes) helped Arthur McKay deliver a highly professional finish for the building’s owners, developers Edinburgh Quay Ltd – a joint venture between Miller Developments and British Waterways.

“It was just as well that City Multi has flexibility built-in as we subsequently had to extend the job so that each of the 10 separate office and retail areas could have their air conditioning turned on for an additional two hours a day at the touch of a button,” added Mr Tonner. “Normally, the timers would need a complete reprogramming of the night setback facility to enable this to happen.”

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