LEISURE & CULTURERoyal Albert Hall Auditorium Cooling
This Grade 1 listed performance hall has previously experienced over-heating that has comes at the expense of the thermal comfort of the patrons. On hot days, when the 1,500 seats of the Rausing Circle Level are occupied, the combined external ambient heat with the emitted body and equipment heat the temperatures in the auditorium have reached as high as 33°C. This is 8°C above CIBSE Environmental Design Guide's recommendation for the auditoria.
To combat this, Loop Engineering have designed a retrofit displacement ventilation cooling system capable of delivering 260kW of cooled air to the seated area of the Rausing Circle and nearly 50kW of cooled air to Gallery viewing areas. Much to the delight of the patrons, performers, and show operatives after 150 years, the upper areas of the Auditorium now experience temperatures between 24-25°C as recommended by the CIBSE Environmental Design Guide.
Replacement of cooling systems
New electrical infrastructure
New lighting installation