Cooling supplied by LG for Westminster apartments
LG has provided the air conditioning for the new Westminster Quarter in Monck Street, central London. The site consists of two buildings with a total of 102 residential apartments. The properties are designed to achieve ‘Lifetimes Homes Standards’ and ‘Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4’.
A mechanical plant space is situated within the car park, where the air conditioning system is located. The space for the installation was limited and therefore required smart engineering to ensure that the pipe runs connect to each apartment.
This project was one of the first in the UK to use the new LG Multi VS heat recovery unit for the gym and cinema area of the development. Designed specifically for small to medium-sized spaces, this compact and lightweight model offers simultaneous heating and cooling as well as the production of domestic hot water, with considerable installation flexibility and efficiencies.
The LG equipment was selected and designed by its distributor Exi-Tite’s in-house design team and supplied for the project. It comprised 21 Multi V S units and eight Multi V VRF units providing cooling to all the apartments.
The property is owned by Taylor Wimpey. McAleer & Rushe was the main contractor and Kane Group Building Services was the M&E contractor on the project. Caldwell Consulting was the M&E consultant and Principal Cooling was the contractor responsible for installation of the LG equipment.
Nigel Treanor is the contracts manager at Principal Cooling. He says: “The LG equipment was an excellent choice for this development and the finished installation is very impressive. The controls package is sector leading and offered the flexibility we needed to satisfy the customer’s needs.”
Exi-tite’s Andrew Robinson adds: “We were delighted to be involved in this prestigious development close to the Home Office and the Houses of Parliament. It’s a perfect example of how LG equipment can be designed and incorporated in even the tightest installation envelopes. And once again the quality of our controls package tipped the balance when specification was decided.”