Savile row refurbishment overcomes height restrictions with AET Flexible Space

AET Flexible Space have recently supplied their under floor air conditioning system and bespoke teak finish raised access flooring to another height restricted London refurbishment at 28 Savile Row Mayfair, fully redeveloped by Allied London. The building was originally developed as part of the Burlington Estate in the 18th Century and has a prominent location at the north end of Savile Row, situated on the corner with Clifford Street.

With AET Flexible Space systems, fully conditioned air is fed into the plenum by zonal downflow units (CAM), which is then introduced into the space via floor recessed fan terminal units or Fantiles, which are easily relocated with the 600 x 600 mm raised floor tiles and also feature integrated controllers allowing users to personally adjust temperature and fan speed settings. The CAM-C units introduce conditioned air at floor level into the plenum beneath the raised floor and then receive return air at floor level for reconditioning. This configuration allows maximum use of available space through the elimination or reduction of the ceiling void.

The AET Flexible Space system is ideal for this type of refurbishment project. By eliminating ceiling based services, it enables older buildings to be equipped with high specification air-conditioning whilst maximising the available floor to ceiling height. Retrofitting a typical fan coil, VAV or split system air-conditioning into a ceiling on such a project requires the creation of a ceiling void of up to 450mm depth, which, with structural limitations in refurbishments projects, is often not viable.

The works comprised a full internal strip out to the core, demolition of structural partition walls; removal of redundant mechanical and electrical services and plant, removal and replacement of the façade, installation of new services, plant and lift. AET supplied six CAM-C downflow units, one per floor and a total of 109 TUS-EC fantiles. The slimline fantile will fit into a shallow floor void of just under 180mm making it ideal for height limited refurbishment. The system communicates using the latest Flexvisor for Modbus module and control is fully integrated with the Daikin 2-pipe heat pumps installed on external platforms adjacent to each floor.

The Nesite raised access floor supplied by AET created a luxury interior with brushed and oiled teak timber finish. Completed in spring 2015, the building is already fully let; underlying the quality and prime location of the grade A space.

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