Library of Birmingham

  • Library of Birmingham
  • Library of Birmingham
  • Library of Birmingham Kitchenette
  • Library of Birmingham
  • Library of Birmingham
  • Library of Birmingham

About This Project

Library of Birmingham

Refurbishment of the Library First Floor

The first floor of the Library of Birmingham has been transformed from an open plan area into 20 classrooms, a collaboration zone, new toilets, and also a staff kitchenette.


The mechanical element of the revamp involved the installation of passive chilled beams served by re-configured pipe work from existing services. Air Cool have also installed variable air volume boxes served by re-configured duct work from existing ventilation services. For fire protection to the new layout, new sprinkler heads were installed and thus existing ones relocated accordingly.


All the mechanical services have been designed and then installed with a new control strategy to co-exist with the original system serving the rest of the building. This provides a comfortable, temperature controlled, and acoustically suitable environment which is therefore ideal for learning.


Summary of Works
  • Relocation of Chilled Beams.
  • Installation of new Chilled Beams.
  • Ductwork modification.
  • Ductwork installation.
  • Installation of new VAV Boxes.
  • Sanitaryware installation.


Examples Of Equipment Used
  • Ability Fan Coil Units. Model EC DC.
  • Zip Hydroboil HS015
  • Zip Hydrotap BC240/175G4
  • Saniflo Sanispeed Drainage Pump
  • Waterflow Diffusers, Air Valves, VAV and Chilled Beams
  • Geberit and Twyford Sanitaryware also with Inta Infrared Basin Taps
Project Duration

3 Months

Project Value


Main Contractor


Mechanical Works