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SERVICES

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Services had to be integrated into a building with limited ceiling voids and no floor voids, in a way which was sympathetic with the building's original detailing.

Main air-handling units are at basement level, with boiler plant at second-floor level and air-cooled chillers on the roof. Vertical distribution is via dedicated risers for the mechanical and electrical services, with primary horizontal distribution within corridor ceiling voids - the only areas with false ceilings.

Oscar Faber adopted 'displacement ventilation' on all levels. It had been intended to duct to each unit from the floor below, but the limited ceiling voids and the need to retain the existing structure resulted in ductwork distribution being provided from high level to the units. General ...

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