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HVAC Compact Hook-Up flow management modules from Hattersley are being installed in Birmingham’s new ‘show piece’ building, The Cube, to connect HVAC terminal units such as fan coils and chilled beams.
When it is finished in 2010, The Cube will dominate the city’s skyline.

28/08/2009
Hattersley

HATTERSLEY HOOKS UP THE CUBE

HVAC Compact Hook-Up units from Hattersley (www.hattersley.com) are being installed in Birmingham’s new ‘show piece’ building, The Cube, which is under construction in the city centre.

Described as a ‘city within a city’, the £100 million 23-storey building (www.thecubeiscoming.com) is the final phase in Birmingham’s Mailbox development. It will house apartments, offices, shops, a hotel, restaurants and car parking.

Throughout The Cube, Compact Hook-Up flow management modules, part of the Hattersley FlowMaster range, will be used to connect HVAC terminal units such as fan coils and chilled beams.

The units provide flow control, flow measurement, system and coil flushing and isolation capabilities from a single compact and lightweight unit. Built from bronze and DZR brass they can be used for chilled and heating water systems from –10 oC to 120oC.

For contractor Robert Prettie and Co (www.robert-prettie.co.uk), which won the £16 million HVAC and mechanical engineering contract, the fact that the Hattersley Compact Hook-Up has only four onsite connections and is delivered assembled and tested, offers significant reductions in cost compared with alternatives.

Ian Conway of Robert Prettie said: “We have used Hattersley products on many contracts over the years and found both the company and the products to be totally reliable.”

As well as the Hook-Ups, The Cube’s HVAC systems will use a range of other Hattersley valves for heating, chilled water, domestic hot and cold water and gas supply systems.

Work on construction of this iconic building is more than half complete with gold anodised cladding now being fitted to the concrete frame. When it is finished in 2010, The Cube will dominate the city’s skyline.

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Notes to editors:

1. Based in St Helens on Merseyside, Hattersley was founded more than 100 years ago and is one of the world’s leading providers of premier cast iron, ductile and copper alloy valves.
2. Hattersley is one of a number of leading building services brands that make up Crane Building Services & Utilities (www.cranebsu.com).
3. Crane Building Services & Utilities is the trading name of Crane Limited.
4. Crane Building Services & Utilities employs 600 people in its UK operations at Ipswich, Hitchin and St Helens.
5. Crane Building Services & Utilities has a portfolio of leading brands including Crane Fluid Systems, Hattersley, Viking Johnson, WASK, Helden, Sperryn, NABIC, Brownall, Wade, Rhodes and IAT.
6. Crane Building Services & Utilities is part of the Fluid Handling Group of American company Crane Co, a New York Stock Exchange quoted company with a turnover of nearly $3 billion. Within this company the Fluid Handling Group has a turnover of approximately $1.2 billion.
7. Crane Building Services & Utilities, Hattersley and Compact Hook-Up are registered trade marks of Crane Ltd.
8. Robert Prettie & Co Ltd, founded in 1960, provides a range of plumbing, heating, mechanical services, ventilation and gas services. The company has two regional offices, 280 operatives, 30 apprentices and 60 clerical and technical staff. Its annual turnover is now in the region of £40 million.
9. The Cube is being constructed by BuildAbility, the construction arm of Birmingham Development Company (www.mailboxcube.com).
10. The Hattersley Compact HookUp units are supplied to Robert Prettie & Co by Hattersley distributor BSS (Birmingham) Ltd.


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