Gilberts Blackpool

Gilberts delivering an effective learning environment for the next generation of physics students

  • 14 Oct 2020

A new generation of high performance Gilberts ventilation is helping University of Liverpool re-open its doors to students, under its new hybrid teaching model.

As part of a £1 billion Masterplan Estate Strategy, the University’s Facilities, Residential and Commercial Services (FRCS) department has commissioned remodelling of its primary physics lecture and teaching spaces in the Chadwick Building. 

To deliver a smooth, yet high volume air flow and air change (thus enabling socially-distanced teaching to continue) into the new, 400 seat Rotblat Lecture Theatre, high induction, multi-nozzle diffusers designed, developed and manufactured by Gilberts Blackpool, have been installed.

The 32no Series MN diffusers, with insulating plenum boxes to balance the airflow, form part of a complete upgrade of the building’s M&E services, designed by Pick Everard and executed by Lockwood Technical Services. 

Gilberts Blackpool

In designing and developing the Series MN diffusers, Gilberts has combined modern styling with high performance, to provide a lower cost air distribution solution compared to traditional diffuser designs.

The array of unique induction nozzles in each MN diffuser provide a smooth, quiet, rapidly entrained airflow, delivering a high air flow quickly and effectively.

Each nozzle can be separately rotated to accommodate the individual air distribution pattern required.

A range of border frame options ensures the diffuser can be used in almost any ceiling type, specification or design.

If additional air volume control is required, Gilberts can further tailor the unit to incorporate quadrant or cord operated flap or iris dampers can be integrated into the plenum inlet.

Sean Croft, University of Liverpool FRCS Senior Building Surveyor and Project Manager, commented: “We’re really pleased with the outcome of this project which will improve the student experience within this area of campus.”

Series MN is one element of Gilberts’ comprehensive range of grilles and diffusers that has established it as the UK’s leading independent air movement specialist. 


Gilberts of Blackpool,
Gilair Works,
Clifton Road,
FY4 40T

Phone: 01253 766911
Fax: 01253 767941

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