Waterloo delivers ventilation for Embassy Gardens residential development
The prestigious Embassy Gardens residential development in the South Bank redevelopment area in London features an extensive range of Waterloo grilles and diffusers that were specified throughout the apartments and communal areas. This complex of 1982 homes forms a horseshoe around the new diplomatic precinct, home to the Dutch and US embassies.
This development by EcoWorld Ballymore is influenced by the architecture of Manhattan’s meatpacking district.
A striking feature of the development will be the ‘sky pool’ that spans 25 m and is suspended 35 m above the ground. It links two buildings at the tenth floor and enables residents to swim from one building to the other.
Other facilities include a cinema, yoga studio, library, meeting rooms, sauna, treatment rooms and a lounge and bar for residents and their guests.
For the HVAC and air-distribution system, high efficiencies and premium comfort with aesthetics were an essential part of the design specification. Waterloo’s new Plasterline grilles were widely used in the apartments, with the only outward signs of the installation being Waterloo’s linear diffusers and wall thermostats.
Airline linear grills, perforated faced diffusers and bespoke plenum boxes were also supplied. Waterloo was required to engineer smaller Airline linear grills with a damper adjustable from the face for the fresh air to make-up grilles.
Perforated faced diffusers were also used in the front-of-house gym and cinema, finished in powder coat to meet customer preferences. A wide range of colours was used on the VB exhaust valves.
Rick Edmondson, chairman of Waterloo, says, ‘Each residential project has its own requirements and challenges. Embassy Gardens is destined to be an unrivalled project in terms of quality and vision. We have worked very closely with contractors and engineers to ensure the correct products are selected and meet the required criteria. The higher end of the residential market makes impressive use of materials, technology and commands premium prices. A controlled environment in these developments is expected as standard. Waterloo ensures that the right air distribution selections are made to discreetly compliment the interiors. When it comes to high-profile residential projects, technical proficiency goes hand in hand with attention to detail.’