The project, which has received attention from across the industry, included the installation of a Mitsubishi Electric Lossnay heat recovery ventilation system that allows energy to be recovered from outgoing stale air and transferred to heat up the incoming fresh air. This keeps the building comfortable for occupants in an energy efficient way and helps achieve the best environment for creativity. Full details on the project can be found below. To read our article in Refurb Projects magazine, please click on the image below.
Lights, camera and silence for energy efficient film studio
When the developers of a new film and photography studio in the heart of Islington were looking to refurbish an old warehouse, they needed to find an effective way of cooling and heating the building that would also offer a whisper-quiet performance.
Paper Mill Studios is set in a traditional Victorian industrial building off London’s busy City Road and the beautiful creative space is regularly used by some of the world’s leading chefs.
The contemporary interior design provides an extraordinary innovative area which now includes air conditioning and ventilation after work by contractor 361 Degrees.
The building was literally an empty shell when work first began and now the new interior showcases specialist Reglit glazed walling, vertical external zinc standing seam cladding and a glazed roof to the rear courtyard.
The refurbishment is full of beautiful features including original timber beams, floor joists and exposed London stock brick. The air conditioning installation by 361 Degrees has added to the stunning interior, whilst delivering super quiet and efficient cooling and heating.
361 Degrees, who operate throughout the country, has matched this high standard with stylish metal circular ducting that delivers the levels of comfort and control needed from the system.
“The building is home to a number of photography companies, a production house, a fashion PR company and a high end retouching studio, so they need a comfortable, creative work space”, explains Lewis English on behalf of 361 Degrees.
“For the filming in particular, they need minimum noise levels from the air conditioning and heating and this is where the Mitsubishi Electric systems have proved their worth, with units installed on all four floors of the building”.
“At the same time, because it’s an older building, heating is crucial in the winter months and with the system now in place, both the building owners and the designers love the solution we’ve come up with”.
A City Multi heat pump air conditioning system was used as the main cooling and heating solution with a combination of wall mounted and exposed ducted fan coil units in individual rooms throughout the building.
In conjunction with this, Lossnay mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) units were used to provide fresh air to all areas whilst recovering energy from exhaust air.
Due to the various uses of the building, local control was essential so wall mounted controllers were fitted in each area.