Jung future proofs new offices behind historic building facade

The conversion of the Old Court in Douglas into modern offices has been named as installation of the year by the KNX (UK) Association.

Jung KNX integrated building technology has helped create future-proofed modern offices in a landmark building on the Isle of Man — and been named as project of the year by the KNX (UK) Association.

Behind the two original facades of the Old Court House in the financial district of Douglas is a new 2600 m2 building with three floors of offices, plus basement parking and roof terrace.

From an early stage, Castano, the building owner, wanted a system that would enable tenants to adapt the open-plan office space to their future needs and provide a means of integrating and controlling building services.

Systems integrator Building Evolution designed the project, linking a variety of JUNG components with interfaces to Daikin VRV air conditioning, a Trend-controlled ventilation system and Durable Technologies DLC1000 lighting controllers.

Wieland Gesis flat cabling was installed above the ceiling grid, carrying the KNX bus and 3-phase power so that both could be easily provided as and when office space is divided into smaller areas.

On each of the three main office levels, a Jung touch panel provides control of HVAC and lights, which can be further controlled locally by presence detectors.

Lighting in the main entrance, staircases and car park is controlled by a combination of time clocks and movement detection.

KNX is also used for testing emergency lighting using key switches connected to binary inputs.

Jung KNX/IP routers are used on each level of the building as part of a dedicated KNX over IP LAN backbone. There is an interface with the Daikin VRV system via the BACnet protocol. Jung Facility Pilot provides facilities managers with information via a touch screen in the wall.

Nigel Stafford, managing director of Building Evolution, says, ‘I have worked with Jung for a long time, and I am familiar with the quality of its products and technical support.’

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