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Panasonic transforms former warehouse

UK: A derelict Kent warehouse has been transformed into a modern co-working space with a Panasonic PACi split system and nanoe X filter technology to ensure all round comfort.

Spread over 4,500ft2, Lime Tree Work Shop, in the heart of Sevenoaks, offers a flexible co-working environment over three floors, with communal spaces, lounge areas, meeting rooms and offices to meet a multitude of different needs. 

Providing the best air quality and climate control was identified to be crucial to curating a comfortable and safe environment and successful business. The space needed a flexible heating and cooling system, with a wide range of units which could adapt to the different individual spaces within the building.

Solihull-based installer Mid-Tech Services Ltd worked with TJK Builders on the project, where a Panasonic PACi split system was specified, along with a range of Panasonic indoor ducted fan coils and cassette units to ensure maximum comfort is achieved in each of the different areas in this historic building.

The open plan communal areas were fitted with two 25kW Panasonic PACi Elite R32 outdoor split units with four ducted fan coil units spread across the ground and first floor. The extension at the rear of the building had two PACi NX Standard twin split units connected to four 4-way cassette indoor units across the two floors. Finally, four offices and two meeting rooms are installed with a 2.5kW FZ wall mounted unit and one with a 3.5kW unit.

The ducted fan coil and cassette units all came with nanoe X filter technology as standard to inhibit the transmission of certain airborne viruses and bacteria indoors.

Lime Tree Work Shop  owner Sandie Johnston said: “With a new roof, came the addition of a heat pump, which is hugely welcome and helps to future proof the building. The Panasonic control system regulates the temperature and is simple to use and has allowed us to independently and remotely control the various offices and open plan spaces within our co-working facility.  During the summer heat wave, everyone commented on how beautifully cool our space was, so much so that it became a bit of a joke that several members were keen to sleep over.”

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