Scottish speculative office exploits active chilled beams
This major office development in Edinburgh has become the first speculative development in Scotland to exploit the benefits of active chilled beams. They were supplied by Trox.
Trox UK has supplied and installed a wide range of active chilled beams for a speculative office development in Scotland. This contract for the largest single office scheme in Scotland was worth £450 000 and involved special 300 mm-wide flush-mounted chilled beams through the centre of the landmark Waverleygate office development next to the main railway station in Edinburgh. Alan Basnett, sales director with Trox, says, ‘Scotland has embraced the chilled beam and multi-service technology, but until now only on owner-occupied developments. ‘Utilising chilled beams on a large speculative projects is a major breakthrough, and we feel this will be a forerunner for other buildings. Our chilled beams increased the partitioning options, thereby creating a totally flexible Grade A office space throughout the building. Other benefits of active chilled beams for air conditioning include savings in running costs of 25 to 30% and considerable savings in maintenance. Dilapidation liability is also lower, reducing maintenance costs by 25%. The Waverleygate development covers 20 239 m2 over eight floors. It is designed around a central atrium, with further perimeter atria to maximise light in working areas.