UK: The tallest residential building in Western Europe, currently under construction in London’s Canary Wharf, will be heated and cooled by bespoke Ciat air conditioning.
The 75-storey, 239m Landmark Pinnacle, developed by Chalegrove Properties, comprises more than 800 premium residential apartments with spectacular views of London and beyond. Amenities occupying five floors include restaurants, a leisure centre and gym, a sky-garden and a double-height roof-terrace.
The custom Ciat system includes 1,776 Major Line fan coil units, being installed by Haydon Mechanical and Electrical Ltd. The units will serve apartments, common areas and facilities, distributed throughout the building.
The four-pipe FCUs were specified in six sizes and configurations to suit the variety of capacities required and situations within the building, which is due to be completed in 2020. Manufactured at Ciat’s global centre of excellence at Culoz, France, the units are equipped with bespoke controls and connection sets specified by Haydon.
“One of the biggest challenges for equipment specification was space constraints,” said Haydon technical director Paul Graham, who is leading the installation project. “Indoor units are installed in ceiling voids to ensure a perfect concealed finish. With limited headroom, this required changes to the design of the fan coil unit.
“We worked closely with Ciat on a previous project and were aware of the quality of the equipment and the company’s flexible approach. They were able to redesign the Major Line units to fit the available space at Landmark Pinnacle, which required a new lay-out and extended drip-tray.”
The air conditioning units were selected in medium and low-speed configurations to ensure quiet operation.