As seen on This Weekin FM.com – January 22, 2016
The supplier – Armstrong Fluid Technology – played a key role in the delivery of the Connections project at 110 Queen Street, Glasgow with a fully integrated packaged plant room handling the HVAC system in the building.
The package was made off-site and manufactured by Armstrong at its factory, speeding installation and reducing its own traffic for the site.
The new development – the site of a former bank – is expected to provide the centre of Glasgow with 143,000 sqft of offices and over 20,000 sqft of retail space.
When designing the HVAC facilities for the new building it was decided that off-site manufacture would have particular benefits. The specifier at BAM had worked on projects involving integrated packaged plant rooms before and recognised the opportunities that off-site manufacture could bring for the Queen Street project.
Armstrong Fluid Technology was involved early in the project and utilised the latest 3D modelling technology to optimise the design of the plant room and streamline the logistics of delivery and installation. It was fully assembled at Armstrong’s factory and in line with the build schedule, was delivered to site just requiring location on the roof and final connections.
Off-site manufacture also meant that assembly of the plant room could be carried out concurrently with the construction phase of the building, rather than having to wait until the building was completed before it could begin.
It is claimed that the choice of Armstrong components for the HVAC systems housed in the plant room will provide the new building with ‘outstanding levels of energy efficiency’.
Picture: Armstrong Fluid Technology manufactured off-site the HVAC system to the new building at Queen Street in Glasgow