PR 558 – ADVANCED AIR COMPLETE PACKAGE FOR PROJECT NOVA VICTORIA
Fan coils, valve sets, diffusers, fire smoke dampers and control panels totalling £2.5M have been supplied by Advanced Air to Mace for the Nova project in Victoria.
Nova Victoria is an architecturally daring urban campus that covers a total of 5.5 acres of mixed development on an island site. Both commercial and residential building are air conditioned by 4 pipe cooling and heating fan coils from Advanced Air. In all there were 1350 horizontal chassis units type ECO255 for the commercial building and approximately 1000 vertical units EPIC280 and ECO255 for residential application.
The fan coils were subjected to extensive independent testing at two test centres, BSRIA and SRL. The residential fan coils had a complete downstream package comprising a specially designed plenum/attenuator which connected directly to the architecturally designed flowline diffuser, all suppled by Advanced air and factory fitted where appropriate.
The Flowline diffusers deliver air to a shadow gap/slot so that when viewed from the room just a simple slot in the ceiling is seen creating good aesthetics essential for these luxury apartments.
The basement covered the whole site and was massive at around 5.5 acres. Advanced air supplied 450 high temperature smoke dampers which were designed so they could also be used as volume control dampers during normal operating conditions.
The dampers were supplied complete with a special control system with variable decoders which eliminated the need to have two separate contractors involved (fire alarm contractor and BMS contractor) making a saving in both time and costs.
The main organisations involved in the project were: Developer - Land Securities, Architects -Flanagan & Lawrence, Building Services Contractor - Mace MEP, Consultants – AECOM and Hilson Moran