UK: The new Liverpool Music Academy (LMA), which is co-owned by singer Robbie Williams, has adopted the latest R32-based air conditioning from Toshiba.
The project is the first of its kind in the UK, transforming retail space into world-class education facilities. The 50,000ft2 new facility, built in a £15m conversion of upper floors in Liverpool’s Metquarter retail centre, includes recording studios, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, and dance and performance spaces.
The air conditioning system, supplied by Toshiba distributor Cool Designs and installed by Liverpool-based Select Air Services, is based on Toshiba Super Digital Inverter and Digital Inverter split systems. The indoor units are Toshiba’s ceiling-suspended cassettes, linked to Toshiba VN heat recovery systems.
The college offers BA Degree and BTEC courses in music, musical theatre, film and television, games animation, acting and dance to some of the country’s most talented young people. LMA moved into the Metquarter site in September 2020. The new Liverpool campus is part of LMA’s wider expansion plans, which included opening a London Campus at the iconic Here East complex on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
Peter Furlong, technical sales director at Select Air Services, said: “LMA has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching in music, film and the performing arts. A high quality indoor environment is essential to enable singers, dancers and musicians to perform at their best. The Toshiba system provides this, with the inverter systems enabling fine temperature control to ensure comfortable conditions are maintained at all times.”