MSCBs provide flexible solution for London office
Trox UK has supplied a range of active energy-saving exposed and recessed multi-service chilled beams (MSCBs), bulkhead connectors and mitred sections for the new £6 million offices of the trade union Prospect. The accommodation comprises six levels of high-spec office space next to the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station in London.
The slimline beams have an attractive curved face design and include dimmable lighting with PIR sensors, allowing unoccupied rooms to power down automatically to save energy.
Trox MSCBs offer architects an alternative to the traditional suspended ceiling and provide several benefits in terms of design freedom, off-site build quality and flexibility. This approach to air conditioning is said to use 22% less energy than fan-coil units and reduce carbon emissions by 15%.
Illustrating the flexibility of liaising with Trox’s design bureau, Trox’s project contracts manager David Miller explains that in the latter stages of the project it became apparent that there was going to be a requirement for cellurisation on the upper two floors. The flexibility of the MSCB system readily accommodated the changes needed.
Prospect House has a high-performance envelope, solar panels and a green roof.