Club 2 | Atterbury
World-class climate control for a world-class property
Founded in Pretoria in 1994, Atterbury Property Holdings has developed prime commercial, retail and residential property across South Africa, the rest of the African continent and, more recently, Europe.
Over almost a quarter of a century, Atterbury has become renowned for its elegant architectural designs and high standards with regard to construction. So when it came to the building of its own head office at Club 2 building in Menlyn Pretoria, it was no surprise that very high criteria were set for the HVAC system.
‘Reliable, energy-efficient and stylish’
With Atterbury’s own engineers working in conjunction with consulting engineers Axell, the HVAC design was done and the project put out to tender. The brief was that the systems needed to be reliable, energy-efficient and stylish. Installers Ar Azul won the contract having specified Samsung’s DVM-S systems supplied by Fourways Airconditioning Pretoria. Fourways Air then came aboard, working closely with Ar Azul Projects.
“Because of the very high standards required by Atterbury,” remarks Fourways, “the original design underwent a number of revisions which were worked on along with Ar Azul Projects and Axell. For most of the 2000m² of office space, which is also occupied by other tenants, Samsung’s attractive new 360° cassettes were specified. As they are available ex stock in black, they perfectly match the black racks mounted below the ceilings which carry electrical and internet cabling, aircon piping, drain pipes etc.”
A total of 6 Samsung DVM-S heat recovery outdoor units were installed, along with some splits. 71 indoor units were utilised, mainly 360° cassettes, as well as Mini Cassettes and hideaway units.
“Fourways Pretoria the best in the market”
Says Ar Azul Projects: “Samsung was chosen on aesthetics and pricing as well as energy efficiency. And we’ve found Fourways Pretoria to be the best in the market in terms of speed of delivery and stockholding. They deliver stock in batches precisely when needed instead of everything all at once. And they’ve worked closely with us to provide technical advice whenever necessary.”
Completed in October 2017, the Club 2 aircon installation was put to the test during Pretoria’s hot summer. When quizzed if there had been any comebacks from client, Ar Azul Projects’ technician remarked with a smile: “We had to set some ducteds at 24 degrees instead of 23, but that was about all.”
Completed within a tight deadline, the Samsung DVM Club 2 HVAC project has proven to perfectly align with the high standards of excellence required by Atterbury Holdings.