Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi
Colman were successful in securing this prestigious flagship project in the United Arab Emirates. Technical Sales Manager Ian Brown explains, 'Colman have undertaken several export projects over the years and this was the biggest to date. Over a period of two years we supplied over 10,000 grilles, diffusers and louvres for this project from standard products to bespoke items such as special slot diffuser. twist nozzles and sand louvres'. All products were finished to a high specification to meet the standard required in what is believed to be the most expensive Presidential Palace in the world.
The Glass Farm in Schijndel (Netherlands)
The 1600m² building which is entirely covered by a glass facade consists primarily of a series of public amenities including: restaurants, shops and a wellness centre.
Colman designed and supplied louvres for the roof.
Pickaquoy Leisure Centre — Orkney Islands
Colman supplied the external louvres for this £15 million leisure and community centre in Kirkwall, Orkney. Severe blade Class A louvres were supplied to give best performance in the challenging weather environment of the Northern Isles.
The National Motorcycle Museum
Colman has supplied grilles, louvres and diffusers to the National Motorcycle Museum after its devastating fire in 2003. Colman contributed to the museum’s transformation by designing and supplying air distribution products to control the climate throughout the complex.
Fort Segedunum – Hadrian's Wall
Colman grilles and ‘N’ Series Nozzle Diffusers are being used in the ventilation system serving a unique heritage site on Hadrian’s Wall. Fort Segedunum, a modern-day Wallsend on the eastern end of the great wall, was originally intended to house a part-mounted cohort of around 600 Roman soldiers. Now Segedunum is the site of an archaeological park with a reconstructed bath-house complete with hypocaust heating system, visitor centre and museum.
The Met Office
Colman has supplied floor grilles, louvres and diffusers throughout the Meteorological Office’s new purpose-built environmentally friendly building in Exeter. The Met operates 24/7 and is dependent on its computing facilities. Colman’s ‘T’ Series linear bar grilles were used in the computer rooms to give consistant air distribution to stablise fluctuations in temperature.
Land Securities Group PLC
Located in London’s Gresham Street, Colman’s custom-built louvres are providing discreet but functional weatherproof protection for one of the latest high profile and prestigious office projects by Land Securities Group PLC.
Touchwood Retail and Leisure Centre
Touchwood, Solihull’s £110-million retail and leisure centre was fitted with external and penthouse louvres from Colman to provide protection to the plant rooms (which house air conditioning and ventilation plant) from the weather. The Penthouses and the other types of external louvres supplied to Touchwood have been finished in a range of colours to match the subtly varying colour scheme of the buildings.
York Racecourse – Ebor Grandstand
Colman has supplied a wide range of grilles and diffusers to York racecourse for the Ebor grandstand. One of the world’s oldest flat racing venues York racecourse was used by the Romans to race horses as far back as 208AD. The £20 million Ebor stand is a six-storey building designed to replace the existing 1965 stand. Conditioned air is distributed by mains supply ductwork and through subsidiary ducts down to the individual areas for delivery into the room space via Colman grilles and diffusers. Colman air terminal devices were specified to meet the requirements of individual areas.
Colman's drum jet diffusers were specified to maintain a comfortable environment in Birmingham Airport.
Mini's Flagship Showroom – Park Lane
Colman in partnership with D&B BMA Engineering Services has provided linear slot, nozzle and drum jet diffusers for the MINI’s flagship showroom on London’s Park Lane.