Xpelair breathes new life into London’s classic architecture
Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery for the refurbishment of heritage property overlooking London’s Hyde Park into prime residential accommodation is provide Xcell 400 units from Xpelair Ventilation Solutions. The systems for The Lancasters Grade 2 listed building in French Renaissance style were specified by Mecserve Consulting Engineers. The project involved converting the building into 77 grand apartments.
Clifton Gordon, Xpelair’s national business-development manager, comments, ‘This is an extremely prestigious project restoring an ambassadorial resident that dates back to the mid 1800s to its former glory. Behind the retained 27 m-high Victorian facade will be state-of-the-art lateral and duplex apartments that will set new standards in residential landmark living — complete with finely wrought balconies, 4.8 m-high ceilings and fantastic views across Hyde Park.’
Because of the size of the apartments, two or three ventilation units have been installed to handle the required air volumes.