Dunham-Bush at the nerve centre of V&A Dundee
Dunham-Bush has supplied Leopard fan coil units and BM fan convectors to the new V&A Dundee, an £80m international centre of design, which presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity alongside some of the best design from around the world.
Designed by the Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, V&A Dundee which was 10 years in the planning, opened its doors to the public in September 2018. The building which is the first dedicated design museum in Scotland consists of a main hall, a learning centre, auditorium, temporary exhibition galleries and the permanent Scottish Design Galleries. On the upper floor there is also a restaurant and a terrace overlooking the River Tay.
Behind the scenes of the museum are Dunham-Bush’s fan coil units. They were selected to meet thermal and airflow rate requirements and to satisfy noise level constraints. In addition, they also fit comfortably within the limited space available in the ceiling voids.
Series BM fan convectors provide a highly efficient and reliable heating source where safety and ease of maintenance are key features. The Dunham-Bush units provide heating to the building’s vital security, workshop and communications nerve centre.
Funding for this prestigious project came from the Scottish Government, the Heritage Lottery, Creative Scotland, the Dundee Waterfront Project, Dundee Council and the UK Government. A further £15m was raised from private funds. Main contractor for the building work was BAM Construction. All M&E design was undertaken by Arup and the M&E service installation by FES, Stirling.