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Damien Hirst Gallery

By Oliver on January 25th, 2017

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At a glance

  • LOCATION: Vauxhall, London
  • PRODUCT: Highline 270, Lowline 220 & 240
  • CONSULTANT: Max Fordham
  • CONTRACTOR: Piggott & Whitfield Ltd

Background

The Newport Street Gallery is an art gallery in London, England which displays the personal art collection of Damien Hirst.

Hirst announced plans for the gallery in March 2012, and it opened the in October 2015. The 37,000 sq ft gallery is made up of almost an entire street of listed Victorian industrial buildings which was formerly a theatre carpentry and scenery production workshop for the West End theatres.

Redesigned by Caruso St John and now includes a shop, a restaurant, and offices for Hirst’s company. The design was praised for its “virtuosity”, and in October 2016 it won the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Diffusion supplied bespoke Highline and Lowline fan coils.

 

 

NEC Resorts World

By Oliver on December 5th, 2016

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  • LOCATION: Birmingham
  • PRODUCT: Chameleon & Oasis
  • CONTRACTOR: Briggs & Forester

Background

Resorts World Birmingham is an entertainment complex in Birmingham, England. It boasts the largest casino in the United Kingdom, shopping mall, restaurants and cinemas. Construction  began in February 2013 and finished in autumn 2015.

The £150 million development on the outskirts of Birmingham’s NEC encompasses 50 shops and 18 bars, as well as restaurants, a spa, a cinema and a four star hotel. The complex (developed by Genting) is seven stories high and spans 538,000 square feet (50,000 square meters). Its design is based on the shape of a cruise ship.

Resorts World Birmingham is the first Resorts World in Europe, with New York, Singapore and Manila already having their own Resorts World complexes.

Diffusion were selected by Briggs & Forester to supply the heating to the entrance of the resort. Diffusion supplied 4 Chameleon 2500 Electric stainless steel units and 4 Oasis 2500 Electric model B units.

 

Fitzroy Place Apartments

By Oliver on December 5th, 2016

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At a glance

  • LOCATION: Fitzrovia, London
  • PRODUCT: Slimline & Highwall
  • CONSULTANT: AECOM
  • CONTRACTOR: Haydon

Background

Fitzroy Place is a 95,000 m2 office, residential and commercial complex in Fitzrovia, London which is being developed from the former Middlesex Hospital building site.

Located in Fitzrovia in London’s West End this unique 3 acre site is to provide 235 private apartments, 20,000 sq ft of retail / restaurant space, 220,000 sq ft of commercial office space in addition to health and education facilities and public open space.

The development offers a collection of suites, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments together with a small number of prestigious penthouses. Each apartment will be finely crafted both in design and execution of detail.

Diffusion are supplying Slimline and Highwall fan coil units to all the private apartments and penthouses.

 

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

By Oliver on December 5th, 2016

Bombay-Sapphire-Distillery-by-Heatherwick-Studio-08At a glance

  • LOCATION: Laverstoke, Hampshire
  • PRODUCT: Air Curtains
  • TYPE: Chameleon
  • CLIENT: Bombay Sapphire

Background

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery and Visitor Centre at Laverstoke Mill opened to the public on the 1st October 2014.

The heart of the complex of 40 beautifully restored buildings is the unique the two Intertwining botanical glasshouses where the 10 botanicals – juniper, lemon peel, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, liquorice, angelica – that make up the Bombay               Sapphire botanical recipe are grown.

Designed by Thomas Heatherwick (responsible for the iconic cauldron at the London Olympic Games) they represent a stunning feat of engineering and design.

 

Ben Ainslie Racing Headquarters

By Oliver on December 5th, 2016

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  • LOCATION: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • PRODUCT: Highline 270
  • CONSULTANT: Couch Perry Wilkes
  • CONTRACTOR: Sales Services

Background

Diffusion was asked to supply 70 high efficiency low SPF eco fan coils to the new state of the art Ben Ainslie Racing Headquarters. The headquarters will become the focal point for the design, construction and development of the teams’ boats and will also provide sports science and fitness facilities and hospitality / visitors’ centre.

In accordance with the team’s sustainability goals, monitored and supported by 11th Hour Racing Inc. the base will be built to the BREEAM Excellent     standard. Utilising modern methods of construction the fabric & technologies incorporated into the design will need to provide carbon neutral credentials.

Diffusion supplied them with our new ECO Highline 270 fan coil with energy savings of up to 25% the new Eco Fan Coil offers industry leading specific fan powers at typical selections without any additional cost to the product. Specific Fan Powers below 0.2 W/l/s can be achieved at typical NR35 duty and airflow selections with no increase in unit size or cost over our standard ecdc 270mm deep fan coil unit range.

 

WestQuay Shopping Centre

By Oliver on November 17th, 2014

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  • LOCATION: Southampton
  • PRODUCT: Air Curtains
  • TYPE: Bespoke Chameleon
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Workman LLP
  • CONSULTANT: WSP UK Ltd
  • CONTRACTOR: RG Beattie Ltd
  • CLIENT: Hammerson

Background

The front entrance to the prestigious WestQuay Shopping Centre had issues with this area becoming cold in certain periods of the year due to drafts bypassing in effective LPHW air curtains and decided to upgrade this area with higher performing electric units.

To meet the requirements of this project, Diffusion worked closely with consultants WSP and the electrical contractors RG Beattie to ensure the high specification requirement was achieved on the front entrance that spans 10500mm.

Diffusion provided five 1800mm long stainless steel Chameleon electric air curtains that were mounted directly over the door openings, along with purpose made dummy sections to fit between the units to give the appearance of one continuous air curtain.

The units were supplied with our energy controls package to offer close control of the electric air curtains via the main BMS system.

Bibendium Restaurant

By Oliver on February 28th, 2012

At a glance

  • LOCATION: Chelsea, South West London
  • PRODUCT: Heater
  • TYPE: Bespoke Solution

Background

Michelin House commissioned by the Michelin Tyre Company Ltd as their first permanent British headquarters in 1909, has been a favourite London landmark for many years.

In August 1987, Michelin House re-opened as a restaurant and bar: Bibendum Restaurant & Oyster Bar, offices for Octopus Publishing and The Conran Shop.

To add additional heating to the Oyster Bar area of the restaurant, Diffusion provided a bespoke solution. Due to the building having listed status the units could only be mounted over the entrance doors and could be no bigger than 200mm deep.

The units were painted to match the door arrangement thus making them very inconspicuous.

Manchester United

By John on March 8th, 2011

At a glance

  • LOCATION: Manchester
  • PRODUCT: Over door heaters, Trench heaters
  • TYPE: Oasis, Mirage

Background

Diffusion has been working alongside several contractors in the past year to find heating solutions for different areas of the Manchester United Football Club, based at the celebrated Old Trafford football ground. Located above the world famous United Mega store, at first floor level, Diffusion was asked to provide specialist Kampmann trench heating with roll-up grilles, which are designed to facilitate the type of curves that are often found around the perimeter of buildings. The curved units provide the large contemporary glazed structure, situated in the piazza area of the east stand, with a natural barrier of warm air, in effect a “curtain” preventing cold air from penetrating through the glass and forming unsightly condensation.

In the newly refurbished Ticket Office, we supplied Diffusion Oasis Over door Warm Air Heaters. Principally designed for surface mounting up to 2.5 metres, The attractive Oasis is available in a wide range of colours, which will complement the décor of any modern application.

The modular construction of the units enables them to be mounted adjacent to each other to fit virtually any door entrance. Oasis heaters provide a stream of warm air over any commercial entrance door and are available in 1000mm and 1500mm widths. The chassis are manufactured from 1.2mm galvanised steel. The Oasis is fitted with a permanent split capacitor and continuously rated motor with built in thermal overload protection, If no heating is required, the Oasis can be supplied as an ambient unit.

At the clubs Youth Training Academy, in Carrington, Manchester, where the football stars of the future are discovered, we have installed two Diffusion Mirage units in the ceiling, situated at the exits onto the pitch thus inhibiting cold air from entering the building.

Mirage units are easily maintained as access is made via the grille, this is ideal in a small space as the inlet and discharge air is drawn via the same grille, therefore reducing the area needed above the entry void.

Royal Ascot

By John on March 7th, 2011

At a glance

  • LOCATION: Ascot
  • PRODUCT: Fan Coil Units
  • TYPE: Highline 235i Waterside
  • QUANTITY: 330
  • CLIENT: Ascot Racecourse Ltd
  • CONSULTANT: Buro Happold
  • CONTRACTOR: IES Mechanical Mala

Background

Having undergone a £185 million refurbishment project, Royal Ascot reopened in 2006. Diffusion successfully fitted 330 Highline 235i Waterside units with electric heat, which were located into the ceiling voids in the newly built private viewing boxes at the western end of the complex, and into the restaurant area. For one of the most extensive re developments of its kind in Europe, Diffusion were able to resolve the challenge of how to supply adequate heating & cooling conditions in a restricted area with a bespoke solution.

  • Slim design
  • Low noise levels
  • Easy to commission and install
  • Multi spigot outlet

Royal Opera House

By John on March 7th, 2011

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Diffusion has successfully supplied the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden with recessed Oasis electric over door heater units. The units are being used in conjunction with Kampmann fan assisted trench heaters in the famous Railway Carriage bar area, which is located outside of the auditorium on Bow Street. A timber framed listed conservatory building, located inside the Portico on the main front elevation, which is used for special functions, had previously been forced to close during the winter months, due to the cold. The popular Oasis unit provides a stream of warm air over a door entrance, and is available in lengths of 1000 & 1500mm, and can be supplied for use on either LPHW (low pressure, hot water) or electric systems. It can be tailored to fit most doorways. The Kampmann fan assisted trench heating has been supplied in both electric and hot water to maximise the heat output in this single glazed part of the building.

The modular construction of the unit enables it to be mounted adjacent to each other to fit virtually any door entrance. If no heating is required the Oasis can be supplied as an ambient
unit.

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