Continuous linear diffusers offer design solution for atrium refurbishment

The headquarters of one of the UK’s largest and oldest financial advice services is currently being refurbished. Whilst this principal office has only been open since 1991, the society has been running since 1853. In 2016, the site commenced redevelopment work with the atrium of the primary office completely redesigned. The architects required an aesthetically pleasing air distribution system that could be constructed to surround the entire atrium.

Bespoke continuous design

We supplied the space with our Linear Slot Diffusers as a continuous 8-slot piece to wrap around the perimeter of the atrium. The sidewall positioning required a bespoke design as the architect wanted the lines of the slot diffusers to run with an unbroken look around the room.

We were able to design and manufacture pre-fabricated corner sections in order to achieve the smooth finish that the architect was seeking.

The bespoke linear slot diffusers getting welded together at the Air Diffusion manufacturing site in Bridgnorth.

The bespoke linear slot diffusers getting welded together at the Air Diffusion manufacturing site in Bridgnorth.

The slot diffusers manufactured to the bespoke specification, ready to be sent to site and installed.

The slot diffusers manufactured to the bespoke specification, ready to be sent to site and installed.

The design not only offers a high air change rate capacity with maximum flexibility in air pattern and volume control; the diffusers are also aesthetically pleasing and have become a feature of the room, whilst complementing the design of the space.

The diffusers were painted at our Bridgnorth manufacturing site which has recently installed a new paint plant with many paint colours available. This has allowed the diffusers to be coloured to match the window frames and complement the décor in the atrium.

Air Diffusion's Linear Slot Diffusers work perfectly in the large, open-plan layout of the atrium; this is a space where its occupancy levels are constantly changing and therefore requires an air distribution system that is able to adapt to the fluctuating air environment.