Gilberts keeping rail on track

  • 2 Mar 2017

The UK’s leading independent air movement specialist, Gilberts Blackpool, is playing a key role in helping keep a major engineering project on track.

Gilberts has provided the ventilation louvre systems to Morgan Sindall for M&E elements of the Crossrail Pudding Mill Portal project.

The project comprises construction of a tunnel portal, a new elevated station for the Docklands Light Railway and an Emergency Intervention Point Building. The latter allows access for emergency services, provides an evacuation point and serves to ventilate the associated tunnels.

Gilberts’ WH75 high performance louvres have been supplied to deliver the ventilation. Created from a series of kit form louvres, supplemented by penthouse turret housings on the roof to provide efficient stack ventilation, single bank screens have been integrated into the concrete cladding.

John Hanger, Sales Manager at Gilberts Blackpool explained that the quality was a major consideration in the whole pitch and the stringent specification and project management was complex to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum. The quality was a determining factor in winning the business, being ISO 9001 accredited.

Delivering high performance wit Class A weatherability and a free ventilation area of 50%, Gilberts’ WH75 louvre features a 75mm blade pitch.

The Gilberts’ WH75 louvres has been tested in accordance with European Standard EN13030 for weather louvre performance and shows it to be 99.5% effective in screening/exhaust applications and 99% effective eve with face velocities of up to 1m/sec.

Incorporating grilles, louvres and diffusers for natural, hybrid and mechanical ventilation, the Series WH is a core element of Gilberts’ air movement solutions.

gilberts Blackpool was founded 55 years ago and is Britain’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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