Luxury hotel relies on Waterloo air terminal solution

Waterloo diffusers have been used extensively throughout Hotel Verta, Europe’s first integrated hotel heliport solution.

The five-star Hotel Verta is the first hotel in London for the luxury von Essen hotels group and is part of the award winning Weston Homes development at Bridges Wharf in Battersea. Along with the hotel, the development comprises luxury apartments and penthouses in three iconic towers and is situated on the south bank of the River Thames, adjoining The London Heliport.

Everything at Hotel Verta, from the unique location on the Thames, to the stunning architecture and cutting edge technology, is there to ensure that guests, whether business or leisure, have their every expectation exceeded. 

The hotel’s design, inspired by the Halcyon days of aviation, combines elegance with modernity and features a double height atrium with a signature sweeping staircase up to the mezzanine level. All of the 70 bedrooms, including six suites, are furnished in a classically modern style, each with original artwork and the finest bespoke fittings. 

Functionality and performance combined with aesthetic considerations were imperative as the air terminal devices are in full view and had to complement the modernistic design and high quality build of the hotel. Based on high performance and design quality Waterloo was specified as the sole supplier for air terminal devices and has supplied swirl and louvre faced diffusers in addition to bespoke specially designed straight and curved slot linear diffusers.

The louvre faced diffusers offer a clean visual appeal with unbroken lines, whilst the swirl diffusers provide an attractive and aerodynamic alternative to conventional circular or square ceiling diffusers.

A notable feature is the substantial custom-built curved slot diffuser measuring 84mm x 18metres in the ceiling above the bar. This replicates the bar’s own curvature and is back-lit for a more dramatic effect.

Curved slot diffusers have a high air handling capacity, strong coanda effect for good low flow performance, hidden flow control vanes for consistent facial appearance
 and continuous joint detail.

Ipswich based John, Slater and Haward were the building consultants, the M&E contractors were Imtech Aqua, Cambridge and Essex based Rapid Climate Control. Hotel Verta is scheduled to open in summer 2010.

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