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HC PVE introduce free air quality assessments

The quality of air we breathe daily is one of the greatest concerns and threats to people across the globe. In Europe alone over 40 million people suffer from asthma and allergies caused or related to bad indoor air quality.

We feel it is our mission not only to design state of the art ventilation systems but also to educate and advise on all aspects of air quality. For this reason, we have introduced a new section within our web site where the developer can secure an air quality assessment document at design stage. This will ensure that the system being installed will provide clean air in all corners of their development all day every day.

This unique engineered document/report is available free of charge to developers and can be used as the system specification for air quality and for purposes of planning applications. The full and final report will then be issued as part of the contract and should in reality form part of any technical submission put forward for building approval.

eco-park® chosen for the UK’s largest housing project

Battersea Power station is possibly London’s most iconic landmark. Built almost 100 years ago it remains Europe’s largest brick built structure, containing 62 million bricks.

Now being developed in a number of stages that will eventually create a virtual riverside city within a city, the HC PVE brand eco-park® has been chosen to provide car park ventilation in the first of 9 phases.

HC Group complete the world’s most sustainable office building

Not in Tokyo, New York, Delhi, London or Paris, but in Amsterdam you can find the world’s most sustainable office building: The Edge. The sophisticated design, combined with smart and advanced technology, resulted in a 98.36% (BREEAM-NL) sustainability score for the building. The Edge sheds n820ew light on real estate in the future: buildings that actually generate more energy than they consume.

Canning Town Redevelopment

Continuing the regeneration of London’s east end the Hallsville Quarter in Canning Town currently features over 500 residential units around a central courtyard.

All part a huge mixed use development. Eco Park was successfully used on both Phases 1 and 2 to provide a full mechanical system covering over 300 spaces. The reversible system featuring 2 extract points and 20 Induction fans over two floors ensures that should a fire occur one half of the car park will remain predominantly free of smoke.

eco-park® system chosen for new £56m central Manchester development

The Embankment is part of the wider Greengates regeneration scheme which borders on Manchester and Salford bringing £400 million in private investment and creating over 5000 new jobs for the North West.

The development will see the conversion of the Old Train Station and the construction of two unique style but Iconic office blocks. The car park consists of over 400 car park spaces and features a fully mechanical ventilation system incorporating only 18 induction fans.

SIG plc acquires HC Group and HC PVE Ltd

SIG plc announces that it has acquired HC Group the specialist air handling systems provider. Based in the Netherlands and the UK the HC Group has a turnover in excess of €45 million.

As a leading European distributor of specialist building products, SIG Plc are a FTSE 250 company with a global turnover in excess of £2.6 billion. Founded in Sheffield in 1957, they employ over 9,000 people across more than 660 trading sites in the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe. The group has a product and services base of significant scale and a strong position in each of its 4 core product areas of Exterior, Interior, Insulation and Air Handling.

eco-park® chosen for new flagship store

In recent years HC PVE have become experts in the design of car park ventilation systems for major stores and mixed-use developments. We work with all of the major blue chip stores and have been involved with some of the most prestigious developments across the UK. eco-park®’s benefits – which include fewer fans for a given space, less excavation and less power consumption – have proven winners with architects, consultants and developers alike.

One of the many large retail outlets opened recently was the Tesco flagship store in Stourbridge, West Midlands, which was completed ahead of schedule. The specification was extremely challenging, with noise generation a key factor – the store is close to a number of residential sites – but was fully met by our eco-park® sustainable car park ventilation system. eco-park®’s power consumption was also a major influence – up to 60% fewer fans are needed than with older impulse systems, thanks to HC PVE’s pioneering twin-discharge technology.