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NEC Resorts World

By Oliver on December 5th, 2016

ResortsWorld_486x221At a glance

  • 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.

 

Primark

By Oliver on November 17th, 2014

PrimarkAt a glance

  • LOCATION: Nationwide
  • PRODUCT: Mirage & Savanna Air Curtains, SRW & CTW Heaters
  • TYPE: Standard
  • CONSULTANT: Hoare Lea & Partners
  • CONTRACTOR: DIS, Mitie, Hensall

Background

Primark is a British-owned, Irish clothing retailer,  operating across Europe and soon the USA. They have over 200 stores in the UK and Ireland. The company’s main headquarters are in Dublin; they are a subsidiary of international food, ingredients and retail group Associated British Foods.

In October 2011 Primark opened its first concession model. Primark is now stocked in Selfridges department stores inTrafford Centre, Manchester, The Bull Ring, Birmingham and Oxford Street, London.

Diffusion has worked on a number of projects over the past 5 years with the rapidly growing high street clothing retailer and have recently provided air curtains & heaters to large projects in Manchester and London.

 

Louis Vuitton

By Oliver on November 17th, 2014

VUITTONAt a glance

  • LOCATION: Clifford Street, London
  • PRODUCT: Air Curtain
  • TYPE: Eclipse
  • CONSULTANT: Mott McDonald, Square Metre
  • CLIENT: Franklynair

Background

Louis Vuitton required a discreet concealed vertical air curtain for the main reception foyer at their UK HQ in Clifford Street, London.

To meet the requirements of this project, Diffusion worked closely with Mott MacDonald, Square Metre & BNP Paribas to ensure the high specification requirement was achieved on the entrance foyer.

Diffusion provided one 2600mm high LPHW Eclipse air curtain that was mounted into the wall at the side of the entrance. The Eclipse recessed air curtain has been designed for a vertical concealed application where the client does not want to see a unit within the area.

WestQuay Shopping Centre

By Oliver on November 17th, 2014

4_west_quay_nightAt a glance

  • 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.

Dorothy Perkins

By Oliver on February 28th, 2012

 

At a glance

  • LOCATION: Bristol
  • PRODUCT: Air Curtains
  • TYPE: Chameleon
  • CONSULTANT: KB Wilde
  • CONTRACTOR: Ambient Air Conditioning

Background

Dorothy Perkins is a national retail chain which is a part of the Arcadia group. This particular store was built as part of the new £500 million shopping centre, Cabot Circus, in Bristol.

The design of the new shopping centre was contemporary with its full glass facia. Due to the clear glass frontage we were asked to design an athletically pleasing unit that not only achieved the functional aspect, but was complimentary to the design of the shop front.

Diffusion supplied two, 3 metre long stainless steel cylindrical type Chameleon air curtains complete with our Energy Saving Controls.

Superdry Stores

By Oliver on December 14th, 2011

At a glance

  • LOCATION: Nationwide
  • PRODUCT: Air Curtains, Heaters
  • TYPE: Chameleon, CTE, SRE
  • CONSULTANT: QED
  • CONTRACTOR: Various

Background

In 2008 a nationwide expansion of the brand took place, with stores opening in major cities all over the UK, the majority in University cities. Before the expansion, Superdry clothing was sold only in the London store, House of Fraser concessions and Cult stores. Today the brand is sold in over 20 countries across 4 continents. The 77Breed and SurfCo brands were added to Supergroup’s portfolio in 2006.
We have recently supplied equipment to new Superdry Stores in York, Colchester and Newbury. Our architectural Chameleon air curtain has been used over the main entrances as it fits in with the ultra modern decor off these cutting edge stores. The units are supplied with our state of the art controls package allowing for maximum energy savings.
Our CTE & SRE units have been installed in staff areas and stock rooms.

Marks & Spencer

By John on March 8th, 2011

Marks & Spencer

At a glance

Background

Marks & Spencer has been a customer of Diffusion for nearly fifty years, a relationship which started when M&S needed uniform over door heaters for their shops in 1960. Today, we supply a wide range of heating products, amongst them the original Mirage unit and Diffusion are proudly the sole supplier of ventilation units for 2009/2010 with jobs varying in size from single replacement units to £25,000 projects.

Harrods Santi Thai Restaurant

By John on March 8th, 2011

At a glance

  • LOCATION: Knightsbridge
  • PRODUCT: Fan Coil Units
  • TYPE: Highline 260i Waterside
  • QUANTITY: 5
  • CLIENT: Harrods
  • CONTRACTOR: Cool Air Technology

Background

Diffusion were the obvious choice for Harrods, when they needed cooling equipment for their busy new Santi Thai Restaurant, situated on the second floor of the famous Knightsbridge store. Diffusion Highline Waterside 260i fan coil units were chosen, to provide an effective solution to the problems that manifest themselves when large amounts of heat are being generated and space is at a premium.

The Highline can provide extremely effective cooling levels, and can be installed in either a ceiling or floor void. With a nominal depth of 260mm and available in five sizes, the Highline unit can be successfully integrated into almost any scheme, it is particularly suited to applications such as this restaurant where comfort conditions need to be maintained, whilst sustaining minimal noise intrusion.

  • Full sound power levels available
  • Simple to install
  • Multi tapped speed transformer for choice and control
  • Wide range of standard options available
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