The Challenge

The building sits on University Street, which is near the busy Euston Square Station. As a result, disruption needed to be kept to a minimum.

In addition, the installation had to be quick in order to allow the 300 PhD students and 500 staff to continue working while the building was being fitted with a new system.

That system had to be quiet since it would be used to heat and provide air conditioning for a study and research area.

UCL building with signage outside

The requirements

An efficient heating and cooling system was needed – one which was also ‘green’ in order to allow the university to maintain its eco-credentials.

Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Units in Alley

The solution

The new R32 air conditioning system from Mitsubishi Electric provided what was needed. Artic Building Services took just three days to install two M Series MSZ-LN air conditioning units. 

This has noise levels as low as 19dBA, ensuring it won’t disrupt students during their research and study periods.

The R32 is classified as an A2L refrigerant and is regarded as the ‘next generation’ refrigerant gas. It has a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 675, one-third that of R410A. In other words, it meets with global and EU Ozone depleting regulations.

A built-in Wi-Fi interface allows control and monitoring via the MELCloud App. An i-see Sensor in the unit monitors room occupancy, position and body temperatures to deliver customised comfort for individual areas.

Lee Rumble at Artic Building Services said: “UCL made an excellent choice with Mitsubishi Electric’s R32 air conditioning units, which are stylish, sophisticated and highly energy efficient. We were able to install the wall-mounted system in a timely and efficient manner, with minimal disruption.”

Mitsubishi Electric Wall Mounted Unit In Computer Room

The Rockefeller building required an extra air conditioning system on one of its floors and we were impressed with what Mitsubishi Electric’s system could offer. We wanted a system that would provide a comfortable working environment for our staff and students, as well as being environmentally friendly.

Keith Kerridge
Building Services Manager at UCL Estates