UK: LG has provided the air conditioning for the prestigious Westminster Quarter luxury apartment project in Monck Street in the city of London.
The new development provides one 7/8-storey building, and one 5-storey building, providing a total of 102 one-, two- and three-bedroomed residential apartments above a 340m2 commercial floor space at ground floor level. The basement area provides 56 dedicated car parking spaces and cycle parking spaces along with mechanical plant space where the air conditioning equipment has been located. The apartments are designed to achieve Lifetimes Homes Standards and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.
The development of private luxury apartments, many with private outdoor space, offer residents an exclusive gym, 24hr concierge service and a landscaped courtyard. There’s also an impressive landscaped residents’ roof terrace and roof lounge affording unrivalled views of the Houses of Parliament and other iconic landmarks across the city including Westminster Abbey, the Shard and the London Eye.
A combination of 21 LG Multi V S units and eight Multi V VRF units provide cooling to all the apartments. One of the Multi V S heat recovery units provides cooling for the gym and both heating and cooling to the reception/concierge and cinema areas. The constant cooling load of the gym in effect provides free heat to the reception and cinema areas.
In this project the LG equipment is predominantly used for air conditioning as there is underfloor heating in the apartments. The system is controlled via LG’s BACnet ACP and there are two PDIs for usage measuring.
The LG equipment was selected and designed by its Co Tyrone distributor Exi-Tite’s in-house design team. The ac equipment was installed by London-based contractor Principal Cooling. Kane Group Building Services were the M&E contractors and Caldwell Consulting the M&E consultant.
The LG controls package allows energy usage to be measured in each individual apartment by the BMS.
This project was one of the first the first in the UK to use the new LG Multi VS Heat Recovery unit – for the gym and cinema area of the development. Designed specifically for small to medium-sized spaces, this model offers simultaneous heating and cooling as well as the production of domestic hot water. This front discharge model is designed to fill the gap between multi-split systems and large VRF systems.