Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
North East England
Newcastle Sixth Form College
RMJM Architects / Turner and Townsend
BAM / Dresco
MSCB units / Air volume flow rate controllers
TROX UK provided multi service chilled beams for the £22M Newcastle Sixth Form College project, to create the optimum indoor environment for learning in the building. The MSCBs are based on the energy-efficient air-water technology of the popular TROX model DID632 active chilled beam.
The 11,000 square metre building is designed to meet the needs of 16 – 18 year old students in the city and incorporates dance and drama studios, science laboratories and design workshops, in addition to large social spaces such as a bistro and internet café.
A key challenge was how best to cater for widely differing occupancy levels in zones across the site throughout the day. Optimum comfort conditions for students and staff needed to be maintained whilst ensuring that the HVAC system could adjust to match demand to prevent wasted energy.
The MSCB units are ideally suited to areas with high cooling loads, combining the aerodynamic properties of ceiling diffusers with the energy benefits of load dissipation using water. They are particularly suitable for low false ceiling voids in new buildings and for the refurbishment of existing buildings with clear room heights between 2.6m and 4m.
The multi service chilled beams installed at Newcastle Sixth Form College supply heating, cooling and ventilation throughout the building as well as incorporating lighting. As the units are extremely easy to maintain and do not require cleaning they offer significant benefits for the demands of a busy academic site such as this.
In addition, TROX variable air volume flow rate controllers have been installed to ensure that energy usage can ramp up and reduce down in line with changing occupancy levels in each zone.