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Erdington and Oakham Co-Operative Food Stores in the Midlands

Erdington and Oakham Co-Operative Food Stores in the Midlands

Client: Midlands Co-Operative Food Stores
Type of works: Supply of Penthouse Louvres

The award winning Midland Co-operative Society Oakham food store and the Erdington store utilise a range of energy recovery systems to allow for a cost effective, sustainable and comfortable environments to be achieved.

The Oakham store had to be entirely re-built after an arson attack in July 2008, whilst the Erdington store underwent a major refurbishment. The stores services were specified by EDP Consulting Ltd to be energy efficient using natural and sustainable energy sources to keep in line with the Midland’s Co-operative Society’s position as an ethical retailer. The Oakham store won the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2011 'Commissioning Project of the Year'.

The Oakham store in particular incorporates many environmental features including a solar water heating system, a rain water recovery system, solar shading, natural ventilation, passive cooling and heat recovery from the store refrigerated displays and storage facilities.

Penthouse Louvres were supplied to provide a natural ventilation solution. We also provided the internal supply and extract ventilation grilles throughout the stores including, Ceiling Diffusers, Linear Bar Grilles, Eggcrate Grilles and Jet Nozzle Diffusers.

GDL Air Systems designed and supplied the natural ventilation solution for both Co-Operative food stores. We also supplied various internal supply and extract ventilation grilles throughout each of the stores. The Natural ventilation solution provided at the Oakham store included our split turret units to offer a balanced supply of fresh air whilst also having the ability to remove warm stale air. The penthouse turrets provided at the Erdington store were for extract air only.

Derek Walker, Associate Director, EDP Consulting said "The Midlands Co-operative food stores were highly complex building projects incorporating a large number of environmental features. GDL’s technical team provided good advice and service to help us achieve the desired environmental solutions for both stores whilst maintaining an efficient and professional service throughout the entire process."

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