Integrated Service Modules (ISMs) featuring both active chilled beams and Micro Prism Optic (MPO) luminaires were installed as part of an iconic refurbishment and extension project at 10 Hills Place, Oxford Street, London.
Leading architectural and design practice, Amanda Levete Architects, specified over 200 metres of SAS International’s futuristic ISMs for the recently completed project. This striking 1300m2 office refurbishment and extension with its billowing facade is situated behind an existing six-storey block and above two floors of retail space off Oxford Street in the Noho (North of Soho) area. Ho-Yin Ng, Director at Amanda Levete Architects comments: “Bespoke integrated chilled beams which combined the electrical and mechanical systems of the cooling, ventilation and lighting were designed and developed with SAS into a slim line aerodynamic profile. This matched the aesthetic of the building, whilst maximising headroom and areas of the soffit, leading to an increased sense of space.”
Tony Martin at M&E Consultants, the Barn Partnership, comments: “Integrated Service Modules have provided the best solution for this project based on the floor to ceiling height and the decision to leave the soffit uncluttered.”
The active chilled beams provide 470 W/m of cooling and 370 W/m of heating to the internal envelope.
Supplied and installed by SAS Project Management, the energy-efficient active ISMs were able to match the modern architectural aesthetics, while achieving correct environmental comfort and illuminance (lux) levels. The ISMs generate minimal air movement and noise, thus providing a flexible solution increasing the comfort and well being of occupants.
“Our aim was to maximise the natural light into the office space from the narrow street. This was achieved by angling the windows towards the sky and maximising the floor to ceiling heights within the building,” added Ho-Yin Ng. The facade is fabricated using curved aluminium profiles assembled on-site. The fine faceting of the aluminium strips creates beautiful and complex reflections of sky and street, making the building highly visible from Oxford Street.
The office was designed for Clarendon Properties.
Amanda Levete Architects
SAS Project Management
Integrated Service Modules
Our Integrated Service Modules (ISMs) are architectural metal casings housing active and passive chilled beams. ISMs may also be referred to as MSCBs (Multiservice Chilled Beams).