The award winning designed, flagship B&Q store in New Malden, London which will benefit from having 10% of its energy needs catered for by renewable energy sources on site.
The concept for this store was to demonstrate the store design and construction of the future, utilising renewable energy sources though energy piles and solar panels.
The systems used within the building and the construction methods also had to adopt this philosophy and demonstrate environmental benefits.
A velta classic heating and cooling system was incorporated into the retail floor area extending to 9,000 m².
The system was installed in the composite structural floor consisting of precast concrete units and structural concrete topping. The installation was undertaken with the concrete flooring programme, causing no delays and the system set to allow a bolt drilling zone for floor fixings.
The energy efficient velta system will last the life of the building and provide the following;
Energy efficient heating and cooling
Use of renewables
Flexibility for future store layout
Ideal comfort at occupied level
9,000 m² of velta classic heating and cooling system in slab.
Single warranty for floor and system
Client- B&Q Retail
Main Contractor – Simons Construction
Architect – Black Architecture
M&E Consultant – McBains Cooper
M&E Contractor – L J Monks
Concrete Flooring Contractor – Stuarts Industrial Flooring
velta system installed
velta classic heating and cooling system – 9,000m²