Ashford Gateway Plus

A new community hub run by Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council and Ashford Futures to providing a wide range of public and voluntary services

A new community hub run by Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council and Ashford Futures to providing a wide range of public and voluntary services.  Read more about the services offered at Kent County Councils Website

 

The design of the M&E services for the building was particularly challenging. With a significant amount of ductwork in the ceiling void, a result of the building’s mechanical ventilation and a desire to maximise ceiling heights to give a good perspective to the large open-plan spaces.

Space heating for the building is provided by a series of air source heat pumps, which serve under floor heating throughout the building. Stale air within the building is drawn back through a heat recovery ventilation plant, which transfers heat to the incoming fresh air; thus reducing energy use and running costs. Additionally, solar thermal panelling generates hot water to serve the building’s various facilities, including kitchen, café and toilet facilities.

Contact

Kent

The Hoppers
Goblands Farm Business Centre
Cemetery Lane
Hadlow
Kent TN11 0LT

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