UK: Three Carrier AquaForce are supplying 2.4MW of cooling to Manchester Goods Yard, a new landmark building in the heart of Manchester’s St. John’s regeneration area.
The Carrier AquaForce Vision 30KAV air-cooled chillers were installed by NG Bailey to support the development’s BREEAM rating of Excellent, and are used in combination with off-site modern methods of construction to reduce waste, improve quality and minimise the building’s carbon footprint.
The chillers provide air conditioning for the building’s 31,000m2 of open plan office space, retail and leisure facilities that form the centrepiece of Enterprise City, a new digital technology hub that will be home to creative and media companies.
The ultra-modern 11-storey building, constructed by Lendlease for developer Allied London, was inspired by the industrial warehouses in Brooklyn, New York, and includes a mix of café bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, designed to create a vibrant neighbourhood in which to live and work.
The chillers are equipped with variable-speed screw compressors and dual variable-speed pumps, plus Carrier’s Greenspeed intelligence control system. Low operating sound-level was a key requirement, and the units are equipped with bespoke acoustic treatment packages to further minimise noise levels.