Students benefit from Waterloo’s air distribution
As part of a major remodelling and refurbishment programme, several ranges of air terminal products designed by Waterloo Air Products Plc were specified by City University.
A mix of VAV systems, grilles and diffusers were used extensively throughout the university’s Tait building in Spencer Street which houses the School of Engineering and Mathematics as well as the School of Health Sciences and the Oliver Thompson lecture theatre.
An essential requirement was good air flows combined with aesthetics to meet the university’s exacting criteria.
“We were delighted to be part of City’s refurbishment. We see many opportunities in the education sector as universities look to refurbish or undertake new builds that work smarter and deliver high quality solutions from materials and optimal performance,” says Rick Edmondson, Chairman of Waterloo.
“Good air distribution is pivotal when it comes to conditioning a space and correct specification can determine the efficacy of an HVAC system and the comfort of the building’s occupants.”
The grilles supplied from Waterloo’s standard product range of exhaust grilles, comprise frames and cores constructed from aluminium extrusions. They are designed to satisfy all exhaust applications and meet both engineering and architectural requirements.
The diffusers are part of Waterloo’s standard range of louvred face diffusers. Constructed from aluminium alloy extrusions these high quality diffusers offer are suitable for integration within various ceiling types. Five frame styles and 14 different air patterns are available offering vertical and horizontal diffusion.
Waterloo continues to grow its reputation in the education sector and has secured contracts with many education providers including Imperial College, Brunel University, Manchester Metropolitan University and a number of university hospitals including UCLH (University College London Hospitals) Salford and Manchester.
About City University London
City is an international University. It attracts more than 21,000 students from around the world with academic and professional staff from over 50 countries. The university’s predecessor, the Northampton Institute, was founded in 1894. City will be celebrating its first half century as a University in 2016.