At the 17-storey News Building in London Bridge, part of the £2 billion London Bridge Quarter Development, MAP (Motorised Air Products Ltd) has supplied 40 VDPdiffusers that will help to provide an attractive and welcoming environment for over 3,500 workers whilst maintaining the building’s stylish internal aesthetic.
Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the News Building office block is home to all of News UK’s London operations – including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and HarperCollins.
As the high-profile face of London’s newest commercial quarter, the building required a comprehensive heating and ventilation system to ensure a comfortable and productive environment. With a carefully coordinated design and installation process, specialist contractor Gardner and Co. installed 40 x VDP special swirl diffusers to maintain a consistent air temperature throughout thereception area.
The VDP utilises a specially constructed cylindrical swirl element to create a rotary swirling motion to the supply air discharge. Installed at between 1-2 metres apart, each unit helps to quickly decrease the velocity and temperature difference between the internal air and supply air, removing cold spots and minimising draughts.
“Due to its central location and close proximity to London Bridge Station, the building’s reception area will often be subjected to strong winds,” said Alan Lyall, Managing Director at MAP UK. “With the careful design and integration of a series of special swirl diffusers, we have minimised the rate of air infiltration and helped to maintain a comfortable internal temperature for the building and its employees.”
Officially opened by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in September 2014, the multi-storey building now provides 430,000 sq ft of high quality office space. With a series of VDP special swirl diffusers, MAP has supplied a ventilation solution that delivers exceptional performance whilst also maintaining the stylish internalaesthetic.