Topmaster teaches energy efficiency

Fläkt Woods is supplying its bespoke Topmaster modular air handling systems, as well as its EQ air handling units, for the ventilation requirements on Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle’s (CCURV) cornerstone project, Bernard Weatherill House. The new, sustainable and efficient building will consist of 240,000sq ft of BREEAM Excellent office space and customer access points.

CCURV is a 25 year joint venture between John Laing and Croydon Council, which will see further phases completed across the borough throughout the life of the partnership to satisfy the Croydon town master plan.

The TopMaster is a compact modular unit manufactured in two sizes that requires minimal space and with an air flow range up to 0.5m³/s. Its condensed dimensions and low sound output provide great flexibility in the location of the unit.

All duct connections are on top of the unit, which has direct-driven supply and extract air fans, supply and extract air filters and a rotary heat exchanger. The control system is integrated within the unit and is ready for use with a large number of functions.

Better service

Sir Robert McAlpine is constructing the new office accommodation, which is designed to allow Croydon Council to provide a better and more co-ordinated service to its residents. Construction started in March 2010 and is due for completion in spring 2013.

EPR Architects created a layout based on a central atrium, allowing the waiting public to experience the building more fully. The building’s sustainable design requirements formed a central part of qualification requests for suppliers of products to the building

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