London’s Farmiloe Building Gets Carrier Air Conditioning Solution
London’s celebrated Farmiloe Building, often used for film and fashion shoots due to its exemplary Victorian architecture, has been equipped with a state-of-the-art Carrier air conditioning system as part of a major refurbishment and extension.
Originally built as a headquarters and warehouse for lead and glass merchant George Farmiloe & Sons, the building includes a spectacular glazed atrium with exposed wrought-iron beams and panelled offices. The project involved back-to-brick renovation of the original 150-year-old building, restoration of the iconic Victorian façade and creation of a new-build modern extension.
Comfort cooling for the 60,000-squarefoot site uses a combination of high efficiency Carrier Idrofan 42NZE four-pipe fan coil units (FCUs), exposed thermal mass, and cast in air ducts supplying passively heated and cooled air to each fan coil unit. This combination helped enable the building to achieve a Building Research Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of Excellent.
Consultant Skelly & Couch specified the Carrier fan coils for use in the building’s perimeter-based heating and cooling system, with senior engineer Katharine Scott working alongside director Mark Skelly.
The modern addition to the Grade II-listed Victorian landmark, also owned by Aberdeen Standard Investments, is set to become the UK headquarters of a global live entertainment company and ticket provider.