UK: A total of 816 Carrier fan coil units have been supplied to the latest prestige London mixed-use development at Goodman’s Fields.
The transformation of an old postal sorting office by developer Berkeley Group is set in seven acres of landscaped spaces in the heart of the capital. The mixed-use development includes 1000 new apartments, a 250-bedroom hotel, 615 student rooms plus independent coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Residents also benefit from a 24-hour concierge, a private screening room, pool, gym and spa.
A combination of high performance Carrier Idrofan 42EM and 42NH FCUs, specified on the last two phases of the project by Stephen Jansen, head of M&E ay Berkeley Homes (North East London), provide discrete heating and cooling in the two and three-bedroom apartments. All units were specified in horizontal ducted configuration.
Ideal for use in ceiling voids, the 42NH series FCUs are equipped with a high-pressure centrifugal fan that is optimised for air return and supply ducted applications, with external static pressures up to 125Pa. Two Carrier AquaSnap 30RBP air-cooled scroll chillers provide chilled water for air conditioning.
“Low noise levels were critical to the success of the project,” said Matthew Maleki, Carrier UK’s fan coil manager. “For obvious reasons, residential apartments, and particularly bedrooms, require much higher levels of acoustic attenuation than commercial offices. We worked closely with building services consultant Whitecode Design Associates and the Carrier factory to ensure all units met the client’s challenging requirements.”
“During the design stage, we worked closely with the consultant on a room-by-room basis, to ensure model selection was precisely targeted to meet heating and cooling loads for each occupied space,” said Matthew Maleki.
The development benefits from maintaining the same suite of building services across the estate, enabling maintenance requirements to be streamlined, with a common servicing regime and spares requirement.