Frenger were delighted to be specified for the supply of the “Radiant “Passive Multiservice Chilled Beam’s (MSCB’s) for the new University College Birmingham with a construction cost of £17 million.
The new college stands at 7,600m² and facilitates 2,500 students. It has two 125 person lecture theatres, one 250 person lecture theatre, small and large teaching rooms, technology blocks and a 200 person cafeteria. The use of Frenge’s “Radiant” Passive MSCB’s has helped contribute to the buildings EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) B rating and a BREEAM “Excellence” rating. Frenger’s in-house manufactured “project specific” Micro Lens Prismatic luminaires maximise LOR and Uniformity for the project specific height ratios. This approach coupled with their day light linking and PIR control as part of the Dali compatible systems helps reduce energy consumption for the integrated lighting. Similarly Frenger’s “Radiant” absorption beams help reduce plant size, as their is an element of direct radiant exchange with the exposed concrete roof soffit assisting with peak loads, whilst also providing the cooling with minimal air movement below the beam for the optimum in occupancy room comfort to category A of BS EN ISO 7730.