exhaust air and air source heat pumps installed at PARKSIDE PLACE, HAMMERSMITH (LONDON)
Parkside Place is a luxury apartment complex in London’s Hammersmith, comprising 40 high-spec, one-, two- and three-bed homes. Tasked with ensuring the complex met Code for Sustainable Homes Level Four standards, developer Linden Homes needed to find a reliable solution to efficiently meet the properties’ space heating and hot water needs, while simultaneously supplying sufficient ventilation for the well-insulated, new-build homes.
The homes boast high levels of airtightness and are fitted with water-based underfloor heating throughout – making them ideally suited for heat pumps (which operate at similarly low flow temperatures). Having specified NIBE products for previous developments, Alex Jordan, Technical Manager at Linden Homes, opted for NIBE F470 exhaust air heat pump (EAHP) systems for each of the development’s 23 single-level apartments. The remaining 16 split-level duplexes and one mews house were each fitted with an air source heat pump (ASHP) package system made up of an 8kW NIBE F2040 ASHP and a NIBE VVM320 combined water storage and controls unit.
The NIBE exhaust air and air source heat pump systems are now fully operational, and delivering consistent, readily available hot water, heating and ventilation – as well as providing residents with a comfortable indoor environment. They also fit in seamlessly with the luxury look and feel of the flats.
“With a strong focus on sustainability at the heart of the whole development, performance, efficiency and reliability were top priorities for us when it came to choosing the right heating systems for Parkside Place. NIBE’s F470 EAHPs were just right for the smaller, single-level apartments, particularly as they offer the added benefit of keeping the homes properly ventilated – which is crucial given how well-insulated they are.
“However, Parkside’s 16 duplexes and mews house are bigger than its standard apartments, and therefore have a higher heat demand, so the output provided by a NIBE F470 EAHP wouldn’t have sufficed. For this reason, we opted for 8kW NIBE F2040 ASHPs instead, as these are the perfect size for slightly larger domestic applications. All of the NIBE systems are now fully up and running, and are doing a great job of keeping the homes warm and comfortable.”
Alex Jordan, Technical Manager at Linden Homes