Design and function in perfect harmony
Lindab’s delivery of RS14 ceiling diffusers and circular duct systems to EAC Services for their Royal Exchange project in London turned out to be the ideal combination of pure design, perfect function and time-saving technical support – all in record time from inquiry to first delivery.
The Royal Exchange is right in the heart of the City of London next to the Bank of England, and is often mistakenly associated with the British banking world. When merchant Thomas Gresham opened the Royal Exchange in 1566, it was primarily intended as a trading place for other merchants and their goods. Easy transport links via the Thames and more than 100 ‘kiosks’ over three floors made the Royal Exchange Britain’s very first shopping centre. After two fires, three rebuilds and a range of different uses, the landmark building re-opened its doors in 2001, once again as a shopping centre – but this time a high-end establishment with many exclusive stores, restaurants and more.
For one of the building’s offices, Lindab has recently delivered a completely project-specific indoor climate solution for EAC Services, one of Lindab’s loyal, long-standing British customers.
"EAC Services were looking for an indoor climate solution that could meet three requirements: very quick delivery, simple individual air flow adjustment, and a uniformly discreet design," says Mike Chamberlain of Lindab. "However, one slight problem was that different types of ceiling had been used in previous refurbishments. We saw very quickly though that our square RS14 ceiling diffuser would fit perfectly and could also be installed in all the various ceiling types."
A solution using the RS14 was not confirmed, however, until Mike and Lindab’s Indoor Comfort Team had used Lindab’s IT tool LindQST. "LindQST’s completely unique visualisation tool helped us make sure we chose the right product solution for the project. With LindQST we could precisely demonstrate the diffuser’s air flows and airspeeds in the premises, even at the planning and tendering stage," Mike continues. "This highly clarifying visual presentation, fully based on the RS14’s technical properties and the basic drawings and material from EAC Services, convinced them that ours was the best proposal. When we could also guarantee a very quick delivery time for the RS14 and the ceiling adaptation components, products we don’t usually stock in the UK, it was a done deal."