Stiff and Trevillion
CAM-C (Conditioned Air Module) & Fantile units
AET Flexible Space won the contract to supply its CAM-C underfloor air conditioning system as part of the renovation of Citygate House, London. Architects Stiff and Trevillion are leading the extensive refurbishment and extension of the building, and it is due for completion in Winter 2020.
Originally designed by Frederick Gould and Giles Gilbert Scott, and built in 1930, Citygate House was later taken over by the media giant, Bloomberg. Bloomberg’s 2002 refurbishment of the building won the BCO Best Fit-Out of Workplace Award.
AET’s underfloor air conditioning system was first introduced into Citygate House as part of the 2002 refurbishment, and when the system was reviewed for the latest renovation it was found to be the most efficient and flexible system available. The decision was also made to extend the use of AET’s system from seven to nine floors of the building, from the lower ground to the seventh floor, covering a total of 9000m2.
AET’s underfloor air conditioning systems make use of the space beneath a raised access floor to create the air ventilation path, eliminating the need for ceiling-based services and associated duct and pipework. This means that floor-ceiling heights can be maximised without impacting existing features of the building.
Following the £60 million renovation, all nine floors of Citygate House will be supplied with chilled or warmed air via AET’s CAM-C (Conditioned Air Module) unit. The conditioned air is then delivered into the space using a number of recessed fan terminals (Fantile™). There is a considerable amount of flexibility in where these fan terminals can be placed, allowing for easy reconfiguration depending on the particular needs or layout of an office.
AET’s CEO, Glan Blake Thomas, commented, “It is great that we have been asked to update and extend the coverage of our system inside Citygate House, as it is a real vote of confidence in the quality of our systems. We know that end-users love the flexibility and efficient cooling provided by an AET system, and I think that it is going to really complement this exciting and contemporary refurbishment.”