3 Merchant Square


600 ceiling and wall void fan coils with remotely-mounted controls for easy maintenance

At a glance

  • LOCATION: Paddington Basin, London
  • PRODUCT: Fan Coils
  • TYPE: 235mm deep ceiling void & wall void units
  • CONSULTANT: Hoare Lea & Ptnrs
  • CLIENT: Briggs & Forrester


3 Merchant Square is a 20-storey mixed tenure residential building, with ground floor community, retail and nursery space. The modern development provides flexible living space in 201 apartments, a short walk from Hyde Park and the shops and theatres of the West End.

Diffusion supplied 600 units to this project consisting of mostly 235 mm deep ceiling void units and wall void units. The units, where access was limited, were modified to enable the controls to be remotely mounted for ease of maintenance. Acoustic testing in Diffusions laboratory ensured compliance with the stringent noise requirement.