First Point Building, Gatwick

Flexible Space Under Floor Air Conditioning was specified for this new build development originally completed in 1998 after BAA Lynton carried out a feasibility study, comparing underfloor air conditioning against ceiling based air conditioning installed in a near identical building at Heathrow.

  • Architect = Reid Architecture
  • Consultant = Roger Preston & Partners
  • Developer = BAA Lynton
  • M & E Contractor = Amec

The developers were able to demonstrate a 2m total reduction in building height, equating to a saving of around £200,000 in materials and calculated that 25% more floor area is available using the underfloor system as opposed to a fan coil option.

Savings in construction time using the AET Flexible Space system were in the region of five weeks enabling a much earlier handover and subsequently attracting earlier rental income.

Listen to BAA Lynton’s former Associate Director Alistair Taylor discussing the application of the Flexible Space system at First Point, Gatwick

In 2015 AET have returned to First Point to conduct system surveys and carry out equipment upgrades.  Read the latest news here

Flexible Space system cost analysis