Case Studies

Case Studies

Airedale International see each new project as a unique challenge, as our HVAC case studies demonstrate. We don’t stop at what is in our product catalogues…we apply our engineering ingenuity to combine hardware, software and human expertise to deliver bespoke solutions tailored to the project.

We are trusted by some of the world’s biggest brands and iconic buildings to ensure their thermal management systems are designed, built, delivered, commissioned and managed to the highest standards. Find out more by browsing our HVAC case studies below:

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Cyrus One Case Study

Learn how we implemented cutting-edge cooling techniques at a CyrusOne 54MW data center and achieved an outstanding Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.18.

Grocers's Hall

Grocers’ Hall

Grocers’ Hall approached Airedale via their specialist contractor and FM teams, UIMS (Universal Installation and Maintenance Services Ltd) and KCE FM, to replace an existing, failing chiller and overcome several challenges in doing so.

SCC Fareham

SCC Fareham Data Centre

Airedale IQity framework used in SCC Fareham data centre to improve sustainability and efficiency in data centre cooling.

Brighton Digital Exchange

ACIS™ provides the big picture at Brighton Digital Exchange

The latest installation of Airedale’s Building Management System, ACIS™ (BMS) has been completed at the new, data centre for Brighton Digital Exchange

Tower of London

Tower of London

As part of a major refurbishment programme to the Tower of London, Airedale was selected to supply two Ultima™ twin circuit compact chillers to deliver comfort cooling to the building.

DataCentre Challenge

Airedale develops bespoke solution to solve DataCentre challenge

One of the biggest downtime threats for data centre operators is leaks, and  preventing them is one of the most fundamental areas of protection of data centres and critical facilities.

London Logistics

London chiller logistics

Airedale International’s design engineers, service and controls experts formed part of a multi-disciplinary team managing a complex chiller design, manufacture and installation project.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems

BAE Systems required a cost-effective upgrade solution for its Warton site that would increase cooling performance and deliver significant energy efficiencies without disruptions.



To meet the increase in demand for its data centre applications, Vodacom required a solution that would allow it to quickly roll out additional facilities without the time, high cost and logistical barriers associated with new build.


Bytemark Hosting

Bytemark Hosting provides a comprehensive managed hosting service to a portfolio of prestigious clients including the Cabinet Office, and Médecins sans Frontières.

Portsmouth Uni

University of Portsmouth Data Centre

Working in conjunction with Sudlows, Airedale was selected for its ability to offer a complete solution encompassing British manufactured, high performance systems, advanced controls and expertise in integrating to third party systems, commissioning and ongoing service and support.


EMIS data centre

EMIS required a new 24/7 data centre as expansion to the existing facility in order to increase its secure and resilient capacity as it extends its range of services to GPs. The data centre incorporates a highly efficient, reliable cooling and monitoring solution designed by Airedale.

Custodian DC

Custodian Data Centre

Working in direct partnership, Airedale designed and built an intelligent, energy efficient data centre cooling solution that significantly reduces the need for mechanical cooling and provides fresh air free cooling up to 80% of the year.


Iceland Frozen Foods

Iceland required a standardised control system that could be integrated into all of the retailer’s stores for both new cooling plant and retrofit, to offer optimised control, free-cooling and simplified spares availability.


London Data Exchange

London Data Exchange (LDeX) provides purpose-built, enterprise-grade, network-independent, colocation space and high quality data centre solutions designed to deliver total confidence.

AHU Case Studies

ICC Wales

ICC, Wales

This iconic Welsh landmark required 23 bespoke AHUs to cater for different extremes of footfall – anything up to 5,000 visitors had to be accommodated, whilst optimising energy output for lower volumes.

Cheapside House

Cheapside House, London

Home to many different businesses within one building, the footfall in and out of Cheapside House is extremely high and in the midst of a congested capital city, the demands on ventilation high.

Fans, filters, access panels, heating coil, isolators, internal boxing and doors were required to be upgraded, part by part, allowing for these smaller parts to be delivered to the rooftop via the available means.

Canary Wharf

10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London

As this was a refurbishment of an older building, there were tight spatial restrictions and access routes, which made it challenging to comply with Building Regulations Part L and the ErP (Energy-related Products Directive 2009/125/EC). To overcome this issue, Barkell designed and supplied the compliant AHUs in flat-pack form, and built on site.


Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Aside from the cost savings gained from carrying out much of the work off site; by installing air handling systems with integrated controls, the units now offer improved and efficient performance with increased reliability and control.