A need to bring about a considerable expansion of the teaching space in an already congested part of London, lead eventually to an agreement between the School and the local authority, Westminster City Council, to lease the Old Grade II listed Marylebone Town Hall and its Annexe which were no longer in use by the council. Under the agreement, This iconic three storey building comprising some 12,000m² and just five minutes’ walk from the existing campus, will increase the teaching space by some 70 %. It will contain six new lecture theatres, a library, 35 seminar rooms, offices, staff and faculty suites, a student lounge, broadcast facilities and a new alumni centre. The challenging design includes the insertion of a glazed entrance foyer linking the two buildings, and a new lecture theatre block.
Architects Sheppard Robson, were commissioned by the London Business School to create a state-of-the-art teaching centre from the existing structure whilst still retaining the listed buildings key features. The historical building was completely refurbished for use by The London Business School. The restoration also presented a challenge for the mechanical services and the consultant Long & Partners. Requiring both high quality and performance from the air distribution systems and having successfully worked with Kiefer on many past project, Long & Partners chose the Kiefer INDUL Linear Diffusers to meet the requirements of the new lecture theatres and corridor ventilation.
The supply air is divided into fine individual jets which distribute the supply air into the room at an angle of 45° alternately to the left and to the right. The result is an especially uniform air distribution with an optimal diffuse ambient air flow, and no noticeable draughts.
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