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Article Date: 23rd September 2019

Waterloo delivers fresh air to new £50m sports hub at the University of Warwick

Cooling and Ventilation Systems - Nozzle Diffusers - Air Distribution

Waterloo University of Warwick

A £50m project bringing world-class sporting and leisure facilities to Warwickshire has received a new cooling and ventilation system from Waterloo. The Sport and Wellness Hub, which sits within the University of Warwick campus, features a multi-purpose sports arena with a 230-station gym, six glass-backed squash courts, a climbing wall and swimming pool.

As part of the multi-million-pound project, air distribution products were supplied by expert manufacturers, Waterloo Air Products plc. Branded one of the finest facilities of its kind in the UK and now officially open, the Sport and Wellness Hub was designed by Derry Building Services – one of the country's most technically-advanced mechanical and electrical design and build contractors. Waterloo worked with designers to deliver a high-specification, energy-efficient scheme to cope with fluctuating levels of occupancy.

Ten months before it opened in April 2019, Waterloo produced a series of intricate and bespoke products to create the right aesthetics in the state-of-the-art fitness centre. Special attention was given to the new indoor climbing centre to ensure the correct air terminal devices were installed to give a comfortable flow of air to users. Waterloo supplied high level nozzle diffusers to supply cool air in the larger areas of the climbing centre because these could be adjusted in any direction. These are used in areas where maintaining low noise level is important. In some areas of the Sport and Wellness Hub, which is hidden away in a tranquil woodland area of the university campus, Waterloo had to create special finishes to its grilles and colour-match powder paints to blend in with the University's required colour scheme.

Luke Fearn, Mechanical Project Director at Derry Building Services in Birmingham, was involved with the project from the start. He was delighted to help create the Sport and Wellness Hub within the University of Warwick campus. Luke says: "From the design stage in 2017, to finally completing it in March 2019, we have been excited about this unique facility. Working with Waterloo was productive and provided us with exactly what we needed to bring this project to life. From the beginning, Waterloo never failed to support us, and the company provided us with the exact products we needed to complete the build."

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