Space Air and Adcock upgrade Black & Veatch’s UK headquarters
The upgrade of Grosvenor House in Redhill, the global headquarters of Black & Veatch, includes Daikin VRV heat-pump, heat-recovery systems supplied by Space Air.
As part of a major upgrade of the UK headquarters in Redhill of global engineering, consulting and construction company Black & Veatch, the radiator heating system and boilers have been removed and replaced with Daikin VRV systems to provide both heating and cooling. Design consultant WPPM specified distributor Space Air to supply Daikin VRV heat-recovery heat-pump systems for the projects, the principal component of new services installed by Adcock. The project is allowing Black & Veatch to integrate staff into functional and project teams, following the acquisition of MJ Gleeson’s water business, and improve the overall physical environment in the office. Nigel Claydon, a director of Adcock, explains, ‘Prior to our total refurbishment project, the building had experienced high temperatures during the summer. We removed a radiator heating systems and boilers and installed Daikin VRV systems, which comprised 16 outdoor units and 192 ceiling-void, ducted fan-coil units. We also installed a roof-mounted air-handling unit and distribution ductwork to each floor and a dedicated fresh-air system serving the conference rooms.’ The whole building-services installation is controlled by Daikin’s ‘Intelligent Manager’ centralised controller incorporating Web access and power proportional distribution, which interfaces with all the plant installed. The control system was also supplied by Space Air. The work involved 5000 m2 over four floors and was completed floor by floor over 29 weeks. Black & Veatch has over 8000 professional staff in a hundred offices worldwide. The business delivers projects that improve the quality of people’s lives, ensuring the ample supply of clean drinking water, dependable flood prevention and the conveyance, treatment and safe reuse of wastewater. An estimated 20% of the world’s population served by community systems drinks water through systems designed, constructed or supported by Black & Veatch.