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10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London

10 South Colonnade was one of the original towers constructed on the Canary Wharf estate in the early 1990s. It is situated to the south west of the main tower and Canary Wharf Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station.

As part of a major refurbishment programme, Bancroft Ltd, Mechanical & Electrical contractors, were selected for the execution of the project along with Aecom Consulting Engineers from the design phase through to practical completion and handover.

Barkell was selected to supply replacement air handling units.

As this was a refurbishment of an older building, there were tight spatial restrictions and access routes, which made it challenging to comply with Building Regulations Part L and the ErP (Energy-related Products Directive 2009/125/EC).

To overcome this issue, Barkell designed and supplied the compliant AHUs in flat-pack form,and built on site.

To ensure performance to precise specifications, the AHUs were built onsite byBarkell engineers.

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Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

In 2015, the doors open on a brand new 8,100m² state of the art Exhibition Centre. The centre becomes the latest addition to ACC Liverpool and makes the only purpose-built interconnected Arena, Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre in Europe.

Twelve new packaged rooftop air handling and refrigeration units with integrated controls were required for the project - but it was essential that production and installation costs were kept minimal.

With this in mind, we carried out all assembly work and subsequent air handling unit testing at our factory. Only final commissioning of the controls and refrigeration equipment was carried out on site. The air handling units were also treated to protect against corrosion.

Aside from the cost savings gained from carrying out much of the work off site; by installing air handling systems with integrated controls, the units now offer improved and efficient performance with increased reliability and control.

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AstraZeneca (Pharmaceutical Development Facility)

AstraZeneca (Pharmaceutical Development Facility)

AstraZeneca is the UK’s second-largest pharmaceutical company. At Macclesfield, AstraZeneca has opened a Pharmaceutical Development laboratory building to support the development of new medicines.

AstraZeneca required a cooling solution adept at dealing with their critical laboratory environment; where precise temperature, humidity and air quality control is required.

We delivered a high precision air handling unit with integrated controls. The air handling system was configured to suit their operational needs where performance, reliability and precision are essential; ensuring that equipment remained in optimum working condition and that research and development was not compromised.


New Southern General Hospital

New Southern General Hospital

The development of the New Southern General Hospital complex in Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest ever hospital building project and one of the largest in Europe. Due to open in 2015 the entire complex will treat around 725,000 patients a year.

During 2012, we supplied and fitted air handling units with integrated controls, across the entire site.

All air handling unit controls equipment including power distribution, speed control devices, BMS outstation and controls sensors were factory fitted prior to delivery to site saving significantly on site installation time. Full controls installation and wiring for over 200 AHUs was seamlessly meshed in with our standard production procedures.