Tunsgate shopping mall and car park
Tunsgate Quarter is an elegant, modern shopping centre located in Guildford, Surrey. It is the product of an extensive redevelopment with which Kingspan Light + Air | Airvent was involved from an early stage, working closely with the M&E contractor.
Our remit was to supply, install and commission smoke control and ventilation products so that the building could be safely ventilated of smoke in the instance of a fire, and so that in normal conditions the building’s occupants – staff and shoppers alike – could enjoy a comfortable and well-lit atmosphere.
The development features a large, attractive atrium which proved the perfect position for our insulated, solid-panel louvred Estra product, which offers the perfect combination of natural environmental comfort cooling with emergency smoke control and ventilation should the need arise.
Kingspan Light + Air | Airvent’s double-glazed casement Lumera product was used in one of the other mall areas.
We were also appointed to take care of ventilation duties in the car park and loading bay areas, our solution consisting of a pair of dedicated smoke extract fans supplemented with a couple of our Sentry impulse fans. Ventilation in enclosed car parks is important not only for smoke control purposes, but also to ensure there is no excessive build-up of exhaust fumes, hazardous to health.
Despite a competitor’s products being specified originally, Kingspan Light + Air | Airvent was able to win the contract and deliver above and beyond the customer’s expectations, including the provision of bespoke control systems to both ventilation setups.