Supply & Installation of Laboratory Cold Rooms

University of Swansea

A government research agency with a facility at the University of Swansea

Customer Brief

Working to the client brief of a suite of laboratories, each with air conditioning; 3 x cold rooms; laboratories with fume cupboards to be provided with 100% fresh air makeup.

MGI Solution

Design & installation of all Air Handling Plant, Daikin VRV air conditioning systems. Managing of all crane lifts and equipment installation over a four month fit out period. Energy saving systems included.


The result of all this work was a happy client, with a new suite of laboratories; energy saving Daikin ZEAS cold room plant; air conditioned laboratories and fresh air make up, so staff were working in a comfortable working environment, maximising productivity and quality of work.

Property type

The project was a refurbishment of the on-site facilities at the University, including the provision of a new suite of laboratories, each with air conditioning and three cold rooms. The laboratories had fume cupboards and needed to be provided with 100% fresh air make up.


The laboratory supply company used MGi design services and technical advice to provide the solution for the client. MGi produced design drawings of all cooling and ventilation systems for final client approval and installed air conditioning units.

Installed Equipment

  • Daikin VRV Heat Recovery air conditioning systems – 16 ceiling cassettes.
  • Daikin VAM units; Air Handling Units; all ducting & grilles.
  • Daikin ZEAS condensing units for Cold Rooms – energy saving designs, offering minimum £3k p.a. saving.
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