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Gilberts elevates the standard in ventilation @ Nine Elms

A brownfield industrial site along the banks of the River Thames is going from “rags to riches”, where even the background detail of ventilation is being given a high-end finish.

One of London’s biggest regeneration projects, Nine Elms is being completely transformed into a new mixed-use area, including the addition of 20,000 homes. One of the latest structures being delivered is Building N6, a 19-storey premium residential block.

To achieve the high-end finish, Gilberts’ grilles and diffusers, supplied via DBA Air Solutions have been installed throughout all the apartments by ESG (Essex Service Group). A combination of Gilberts HSL high-capacity slot diffusers and LN linear bar grilles ensure efficient supply and extract of ventilation in bedrooms, and open plan living spaces and kitchens for the central MVHR and 10no fan coil four-pipe heating & cooling systems, with the strategy validated by BIM.

The HSL diffusers deliver high capacity- up to 150l/s/m- of smooth, accurate airflow which makes them particularly suitable for integration into a fan coil strategy. With the multi-function LN grilles, which can attain up to 77% free ventilation area, the directional bars are manufactured level with the surrounding flange.

“The ethos behind the whole development is to create an outstanding living experience,” explained DBA’s Andy Lock. “Quality is therefore a fundamental, hence the specification and installation of Gilberts’ air movement components. All of those in the building services delivery team have prior experience working with Gilberts, and knew the high quality of product, support and service the project demanded would be a given.”

Gilberts has a reputation for delivering discreet ventilation solutions for high-end projects.

Founded some six decades ago, today family-owned Gilberts’ 140,000 sq ft head office and manufacturing facility includes its own research and development and test facilities, enabling it to continue to evolve its product range and develop bespoke solutions for specific client requirements. Gilberts is now acknowledged as the UK’s leading independent air movement specialist, offering mechanical, natural and hybrid ventilation solutions.

3 July 2024

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