Hamleys Toy Store, London



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Hamley's Toy Store

Project Location:

Regent Street, London

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Mica Projects

Hive Group were selected to deliver the new ventilation and sustainable heating system as part of Hamley’s decarbonisation scheme at the flagship Regent Street store…

Working closely with Mica Projects, Hive Group replaced the building’s gas-fired boilers and air-cooled chillers to more sustainable air source heat pumps, as well as introduce a new central ventilation system.

Upgrading the system to support heat recovery enabled the reuse of waste heat and save significant amounts of energy across the building.

The team also increased the building’s fresh air rates to provide a higher turnover of internal air, providing a better ventilated internal environment for employees and customers.

A significant challenge for the Hive team was to carry out works on one of London’s busiest retail thoroughfares while the store remained open to the public.

The Group’s strategy was to create an independent air conditioning system on each floor, allowing the phasing of activity across the building to ensure continuity of the store’s operations as well as providing the flexibility for future works.