Residential air conditioning reaches new heights

Air-conditioning for residential accommodation in the 29-storey Ontario in Docklands will be provided by fan-coil units made by Ability Projects.
Some 400 specially designed 2-pipe fan coil units are being supplied by Ability Projects to provide air conditioning for the 29-storey Ontario Tower in London’s Docklands. Developed by the Ballymore Company, the first phase of this project will comprise 260 luxury studios, suites and apartments, as well as a number of penthouses. Atlas horizontal units are being installed above bulkheads in the studios and apartments and tall, slim vertical units in cupboards and behind false walls in the larger suites and penthouses. These fan-coil units have cooling capacities from 1 to 3.5 kW and are linked by controls to trench heating. Internal design temperatures are set at 23ºC, although both room temperature and fan-coil speeds can be controlled by occupants. The Atlas units for this project are foreshortened to fit into the restricted bulkheads above the entry doors. The vertical units are designed to be encased in specially designed architectural enclosures. Both types were selected for their quiet operation and meet NR30 daytime running requirements.
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