The ionic 55 Baker Street building, currently undergoing a comprehensive £160 million redevelopment by HBG for London & Regional, is being supplied with over 5000 multiservice chilled beams (MSCBs) from Frenger Systems. Frenger's contract value is in excess of £7.5million; installation of the 2500 MSCB's for the buildings North Block is now complete and many of the beams required for the South Block are now in off-site storage awaiting delivery.
Frenger's active chilled beams were selected for their energy efficiency, minimum maintenance requirements and excellent internal comfort levels. Furthermore, the fact that the product has a life expectancy in excess of 25 years is of great value to the client.
The challenge was to meet the relatively high cooling requirements on this 80,000m2 project (up to 120w/m2 cooling) with the limited supply-air volumes available (1.6 l/s/m2). Frenger worked closely with the design team to develop a "V-shaped" chilled beam to complement the project's internal and external architecture. Many weeks of project-specific testing were carried out at Frenger's UK testing facility to ensure that all design requirements were realised.
Frenger installation engineers are currently on site and installing up to 120 chilled beams per week.