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UK: Thetford-based Advanced Air has supplied £2.5m of air conditioning equipment for the new £2.2bn Nova development in Victoria, London.

A range of fan coils, valve sets, diffusers, fire smoke dampers and control panels were included in the supply of equipment to main contractor Mace.

Nova is the latest mixed use scheme of 897,000ft² of offices, apartments, shops and restaurants. Occupying a 22,258m² island site, the new development is opposite Victoria mainline railway station at the heart of London’s West End.

Both commercial and residential buildings are air conditioned by 4-pipe cooling and heating fan coils from Advanced Air. The order included 1350 horizontal chassis units type ECO255 for the commercial building and approximately 1000 vertical units EPIC280 and ECO255 for residential application. 

The fan coils were subjected to extensive independent testing at two UK test centres, BSRIA and SRL. The residential fan coils had a complete downstream package comprising a specially designed plenum/attenuator which connected directly to Advanced Air’s architecturally designed Flowline diffuser.

The Flowline diffusers deliver air to a shadow gap/slot so that when viewed from the room just a simple slot in the ceiling is visible.

Advanced Air also supplied 450 high temperature smoke dampers which were designed so they could also be used as volume control dampers during normal operating conditions.

The dampers were supplied complete with a special control system with variable decoders which eliminated the need to have two separate contractors involved (fire alarm contractor and BMS contractor) making a saving in both time and costs.