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Case Studies: Victory Services Club, London

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Project Type: Refurbishment
Sectors: Commercial

Condenser support & access platform over rooflights

Services supported:

  • 1 x AHU
  • 7 condensers
  • Raised access platforms for main units
  • Associated pipe and duct runs

Roof: lightweight concrete deck construction, rigid insulation and mastic asphalt membrane.

AHU platform supported above rooflights
Condenser platform above rooflights
Condenser support & access platform over rooflights

Roof-Pro successfully completed the design and manufacture of bespoke support systems for the Victory Services Club in Marble Arch, London. The Club has undergone a major refurbishment and upgrade of their building services with Roof-Pro playing a key role.

During the design of the building services, consultant Hulley and Kirkwood decided to utilise the flat roof for an air handling unit (AHU), seven VRV condensers, and associated runs of pipe, cable tray and duct. The project was complicated by a tight roof space including roof lights, redundant upstands, and a light weight concrete roof deck, which required close liaison with FJ Samuely the project structural engineer.

To overcome these issues Roof-Pro were commissioned to engineer a professional support solution to support the units without penetrating the waterproofing but also managing the load into the roof build-up. The site restrictions influenced heavily on the design. The service locations were divided into two areas on the roof, one area for the support of the AHU and the other for the support of the condensers. Due to very limited space both sets of plant had to be located above rooflights measuring 2.6m wide x 6m long x 1.1 m high.

Installation of the pre-fabricated framework was simple and quick, with each support base positioned without the need to penetrate the roof and hence difficult weather-proofing details were eliminated. Installation was co-ordinated with the project team to ensure that all design factors were considered. Constant liaison with the structural engineers FJ Samuely and M&E Consultants Hulley and Kirkwood, allowed the main contractors Fileturn to complete a successful installation in a tight roof area.