Saatchi Yates Gallery, Mayfair – Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Project


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Project Description

Lanview were initially involved in the fit-out of the gallery, and as a significant extension to the aforementioned project, we finished the installation of a sophisticated, almost silent and virtually invisible heating and cooling system for the gallery. The client wanted to ensure (as far as was practical) that the comfort cooling systems, grilles, air diffusers etc weren’t visible, in order to retain the minimalist aesthetic of the gallery.

To achieve the latter, Lanview spent several months behind the scenes prior to the installation, working with one of our previous M&E subcontractors to come up with a suitable solution.

A suitable solution in this case, meant going through a thorough and lengthy Design process. Initially, Lanview produced some CGI images of the proposed installation so the client could see the visual representation of what was going to be installed, enabling them to review the scheme, not only from a cost perspective but from a finished product point of view before sign-off and the works commencing.

Following several in-depth meetings with the landlord and multiple stakeholders, Lanview submitted a planning application for the option to install wall-mounted condensers temporarily within the Mews area behind the gallery, before moving them to a shared plant deck at a later date (the landlord wanted the rear of the Mews clear and decluttered in the long term). As part of this process, we had an acoustic survey undertaken to ensure that the equipment selected would not adversely impact the area, and that it fell within the current guidelines for installations of this kind.

The pre-contract Design Phase of the project was very involved as the team at Lanview had to constantly communicate with the planning department, and update the client, the client’s building landlord, and the adjoining building’s tenant’s facilities managers as to what was happening at any given time.


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