Banyards were appointed by Willmott Dixon to design the MEP systems for the new £25m Housing Development at Frank Towell Court, Hounslow.

The 106 unit development is spread across 6 blocks around the existing 1960s Frank Towell Court Campus and buildings.

Our design incorporated an innovative ambient loop heat pump system, using a centralized chiller plant to distribute 25°C water around the new buildings. Each dwelling contains a water source heat pump that uses this ambient loop as a heat source to create hot water and heating for the dwellings. This system is highly efficient as it mixes the advantages of a centralized heating system without the distribution losses that occur when running LTHW at 80°C.

We worked with the Architect to ensure the insulation specification was of a high standard to minimise heat losses, with triple glazing throughout. The dwellings are ventilated with an MVHR system that recovers waste heat from the bathroom and kitchen extract and uses it to temper the fresh air from outside that ventilates the bedrooms and living areas. Finally, we specified a 102kWp solar panel array on the roof to offset the emissions of the site.

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