Leicester University – David Wilson Library Upgrade

Category: Air Conditioning
Leicester University – David Wilson Library Upgrade

Originally built in 1975, the David Wilson Library building undertook a major extension and remodeling in 2008 to provide students and lecturers alike with an adaptable and modern learning environment. As part of the University’s continual redevelopment of the building, Ecomech secured the project to upgrade the ventilation and air conditioning systems within the Collaborative Learning Area, which now provides student’s with state of the art multi-media facilities amidst a relaxed and quite atmosphere.

To keep with the contemporary architectural theme of the room, new fabric woven air distribution socks were used on the inside periphery, colour coordinated to match the scheme of the high level services. The sympathetic aesthetics of the sock proved the greater choice over traditional galvanized rectangular duct-work on this occasion in order to provide the high volumes of air required to suit occupancy levels.

New air conditioning was provided to the “Chill Out” zone by virtue of a Daikin ceiling mounted cassette unit, operated through the University’s central Building Management System.

Ecomech worked closely with the M&E services consultants on the project, mssrs DGA Consulting, and main contractors G.D Building to deliver the project on time and within budget.

Project duration: 2 months.

Projects completed: December 2017