Damien Hirst Gallery

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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

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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

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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

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  • 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.

 

Bloomberg Place

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  • LOCATION: Bloomberg Place, London
  • PRODUCT: Highline 270, Slimline & Lowline
  • CONSULTANT: Sweco
  • CONTRACTOR: Hotchkiss

Background

Built over Roman ruins in the heart of the City, the colossal Bloomberg Place by Foster & Partners will provide over a hectare of office for global media giant Bloomberg.

The building comprises two blocks with triangular plans that will be connected at ground level by an arcade and at a mid-point by an elevated bridge providing 61,594 sq m of office space. A museum in a double-height basement below, the building protects a Roman temple discovered during excavation of the site. Writing tablets and leather goods are among the 14,000 artifacts unearthed from the archaeological site, some dating to 43AD.

Diffusion supplied over 900 various fan coil units through-out the building including our eco Highline 270 EC-DC fan coil unit with low specific fan powers of 0.17 w/l/s.

 

Ben Ainslie Racing Headquarters

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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.

 

Admirals Quay – Ocean Village

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  • LOCATION: Southampton, Hampshire
  • PRODUCT: Bespoke Chameleon
  • CONSULTANT: Bouygues UK
  • CONTRACTOR: Balfour Kipatrick

Background

Ocean Village is a mixed-use marina, residential, business and leisure development on the mouth of the River Itchen in Southampton, on the south coast of England. Originally the site of Southampton’s first working docks, the “Outer Dock” which opened in 1842, the area was redeveloped in 1986 and became the leisure marina it is today. Ocean Village is now currently undergoing another series of major, multi-million-pound redevelopment projects and is set to become one of the main leisure destinations in Southampton.

Barratt Homes sold the empty Phase 2 site for £5.7m in 2011 to Allied Developments, a Southampton-based property development company. The development includes a residential 26-storey tower, 299 apartments, and several new waterside bars and restaurants.

Diffusion supplied a Chameleon 2000 Electric (400mm diameter) finished in brushed stainless steel for the main concierge reception area to this plush new development within Ocean Village in Southampton. Diffusion designed a bespoke top bracket arrangement to suit the site application.

 

100 Cheapside

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At a glance

  • LOCATION: 100 Cheapside, London
  • PRODUCT: Eclipse 3000 LPHW
  • CONSULTANT: Hilson Moran
  • CONTRACTOR: Skanska

Background

100 Cheapside is an architecturally striking new headquarters building in a prime City location, between the Bank of England and St Paul’s  Cathedral providing 86,616 sq ft of Grade A office space over nine upper stories with a stunning roof terrace on the top floor.

100 Cheapside comprises the comprehensive redevelopment of a prominent site at the corner of King Street and Cheapside on the ceremonial route to and from the Guildhall. The existing buildings were demolished, with the new BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building taking its place.

Diffusion supplied two Eclipse 3000 LPHW for the main reception area to this recently refurbished office block on Cheapside in London. The units were supplied with special plaster in stainless steel that also allowed access to the unit via the return grilles. Our high capacity 3 row coil version was supplied to achieve satisfactory heating duties for the flow and return temperatures of 55/35°C.

 

Principal Place

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  • LOCATION: Principal Place, London
  • PRODUCT: Highline 270
  • CONSULTANT: Hilson Moran
  • CONTRACTOR: Michael J Lonsdale

Background

Principal Place is a new office development in Worship Street, Shoreditch, London. It will be a 15-storey office block designed by Foster and Partners. Alongside it, there will be a 50-storey residential tower called Principal Tower.

The 600,000-square-foot office scheme offers efficient and high density Grade A space with typical floors of 44,500 square feet. The building will feature a 15,000-square-foot reception area and a significant public realm, as well as two roof terraces exclusively for tenant use

In addition to the office scheme, half acre public piazza and 20,000 sq ft of retail space, there is also a significant residential component. Principal Tower, the 50-storey luxury residential establishment at Principal Place, will be Foster + Partners’ first fully designed residential tower, reaching 175 meters, making it one of the tallest residential buildings in Central London.

Diffusion are supplying over 1200 Highline 270 fan coils units with low specific fan powers of 0.17 w/l/s. The units being supplied are fitted with the latest energy saving EC-DC motor technology. The building will target a BREEAM Excellent rating and is currently under construction with completion scheduled for 2016. The residential tower will be completed in 2018.

 

1 Tower Bridge

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  • LOCATION: 1 Tower Bridge, London
  • PRODUCT: Slimline 170 & Highwall 200 
  • CONSULTANT: Meinhardt
  • CLIENT: Berkeley Homes

Background

One Tower Bridge is a mixed-use development located in one of the best riverside locations in London, comprising  9 blocks of a total of 396 residential units, commercial, cultural spaces and a single storey basement area.

Blocks 1-8 consist of 353 residential units and ancillary floor space including an estate management facility, a large cultural space and commercial units accommodated in buildings of up to eleven storeys.

There is also a 20 storey residential tower block with roof area and ‘lantern’ structure at its top. Included in the scheme are communal and private amenity spaces including an extension to and improvement of Potters Field Park and associated highway works and landscaping. The scheme also incorporates a large basement car park, plant rooms and a leisure suite.

Diffusion are supplying all the development with Slimline 170mm deep horizontal and Highwall 200mm deep vertical units.

 

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