Broadcasting House is a modern ten storey and two basement building covering a total of 485,000 square feet located in Portland Place, London and operating as a broadcasting centre across all floors.
As the headquarters of the BBC, Broadcasting House consists of approximately two hundred and fifty air conditioned areas which are in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
These areas are cooled by ten centralised liquid chillers which serve New Broadcasting House, Old Broadcasting House and the Peel Wing of the site.
The Syntegra Group’s Consulting division were contracted to carry out Air Conditioning Inspections and issue reports in accordance with CIBSE’s Inspection of Air Conditioning Systems TM44: 2012 Edition.
Our technicians’ primary aim was to provide detailed information about the performance of the on-site air conditioning system and associated plant in order to identify opportunities to save energy and cut operating costs.
Our team identified operating anomalies and savings the client could exploit regarding the size and appropriateness of refrigeration plant in relation to cooling loads and the effectiveness of current maintenance.
Our team also advised on system efficiencies and approximate size of the system compared to industry guidelines, before suggesting key improvements which could be made to increase system efficiency.