Installation of Daikin VRV Heat Recovery system at 210 Pentoville


Situated close to the Eurostar rail link at King’s Cross St. Pancras, 210 Pentonville provides first class office space with excellent international links. Developed by the Deerbrook Group, the highest standards of construction were essential for this landmark scheme. To ensure the utmost sustainability, a high performance Daikin VRV Heat Recovery system was installed for energy efficient heating and cooling.


For the high profile scheme, NDS provided a complete solution comprising of Daikin VRV Heat Recovery systems connected to the company’s fan coil units and controlled by a Daikin Intelligent Manager. Meeting the high environmental standards self imposed by the client, the solution also offered the very best in control and usability. Crucially for prime office space, the solution also combined the best in performance with superb discretion, acoustically and aesthetically.


A complete bespoke solution, installed by NDS Mechanical, working with main contractor HBG Construction and building services contractor Gratte Brothers, was provided through Daikin VRV Heat Recovery units. Utilising advanced mechanical engineering to create the greatest output from the lowest electrical input, the system also features highly effective heat exchange systems to ensure even less wastage and deliver enhanced energy efficiency to the user. Its performance is so high that it exceeds the heating and cooling requirements of Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCoP). It also operates with environmentally friendly refrigerant R410A. To ensure that the building would be heated effectively throughout, the VRV Heat Recovery units were spread though plant rooms across the buildings ten storeys. Connected by pipework to 356 indoor fan coils, the system was controlled by a Daikin Intelligent Manager Controller. Not only does this monitor and measure energy output and control heating and cooling, it allows the constant regulation and examination of other vital building services, integrating utilities for supreme ease of use.

The Results

Now complete, 210 Pentonville is beginning to fill with prestigious businesses looking for high end office space with superb international access thanks to its proximity to the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. The building successfully meets the standards of sustainability expected of the modern built environment – helped in no small part by NDS’ quality installation work.