Case Study

Cobalt Square, Birmingham


Type of Project: New Air Conditioning & Ventilation

Who is Cobalt Square?

Cobalt Square is a large Office Development in
Birmingham, providing modern and stylish
office space to multiple companies.

What was the Challenge?

Aura was asked to provide VRV Heat Recovery Air
Conditioning systems, Fresh Air Ventilation systems and
Extraction systems to multiple floors within the Building.

The main aim of this project was to create an environment
which had an industrial feel with open ceiling voids.

What was Aura’s Solution?

We were asked to provide comfort cooling/heating to the Open Plan Office areas, Fresh Air Ventilation and Extraction systems to this modern office block in Birmingham.

This office space was fitted out with Ceiling Cassette air conditioning fan coil units to heat and cool the area, creating a comfortable area that brought an “industrial feel” to the working environment.

We were made aware that the ceiling voids would be open within the office areas so that the HVAC systems would be on display. This meant that Aura needed to provide excellent design for the systems, and also to install these to the high level of quality that we aim to bring to all of our

Two of the key challenges of this project were:


  • The condenser units needed to be located in the basement and on the Roof of this 16-story building requiring very long pipework lengths and careful installation to avoid disruption to other demises.
  • The extraction and ventilation systems had very limited space on the building façade for the installation of the intake and exhaust louvres. The challenge of installing these louvres many floors up was successfully overcome by making use of an innovative louvre design.