Coolair appointed for Gloucester landmark development

Air conditioning specialist Coolair Equipment Ltd is to bring the latest energy efficient heating and cooling technology to a stunning new landmark office development in Gloucester.

The company’s Midlands office in Cannock has secured a contract worth more than £300,000 to install an air conditioning system with heat recovery that will simultaneously heat and cool different areas of the building forming the new apex of Gloucester Business Park at Brockworth as required. The commission from M&E building services contractor Spie UK is aimed at creating a three-storey building that is both visually exciting and technologically advanced, with a plaza entrance and asymmetric fenestration and the highest standards of comfort for its occupants.

The new 75,000 sq ft premises, set to provide an imposing location on Delta Way, will include a reception area, meeting room and boardroom, and both open-plan and closed-plan office areas. Coolair Equipment will equip the building with a new Hitachi IVX VRF (variable refrigerant flow) system combined with Daikin DX (direct expansion) condensers to serve the building’s AHUs (air handling units).

The VRF systems will deliver exactly the right amount of refrigerant to ceiling void ducted FCUs (fan coil units) which in turn will diffuse air at the required temperature to achieve a comfortable climate in each room all year round. The discreet, quiet running and energy efficient system is specially designed to use the rejected heat from cooling sun-facing spaces to heat non-sun-facing areas simultaneously. It also has the added advantages of reducing the building’s carbon emissions and keeping operating costs low. Coolair Equipment will start work on site this month (November) with completion scheduled for early 2020.

Ben Snookes, Coolair Equipment Project Engineer, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Spie UK, with whom we have developed a highly successful relationship, to bring the latest comfort cooling technology to such an exciting new office landmark.”

Gloucester Business Park was officially opened in September 2000 and is home to more than 70 companies including Direct Wines, Horizon Nuclear Power, Ageas and TBS Engineering.

Coolair Equipment, which was founded in 1980 and also has offices in Manchester and Kent, is a specialist provider of tailored cooling and heating services to the retail, residential, commercial, education and hotel sectors.

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