Grilles and diffusers from Gilberts elevate Nine Elms regeneration project

  • 2 Jul 2024

Nine Elms, one of London’s largest regeneration projects, is being transformed into a new mixed-use area, including the addition of 20,000 homes. One of the latest structures being delivered is Building N6, a 19-storey premium residential block.

To achieve a high-end finish, DBA Air Solutions has supplied grilles and diffusers from Gilberts’ which have been installed throughout the apartments by ESG (Essex Service Group). A combination of Gilberts HSL high-capacity slot diffusers and LN linear bar grilles will ensure efficient ventilation in the bedrooms, open plan living spaces and kitchens for the central MVHR and 10no fan coil four-pipe heating and cooling systems, with the strategy validated by BIM.

The HSL diffusers deliver high capacity- up to 150l/s/m- of smooth, accurate airflow which makes them particularly suitable for integration into a fan coil strategy. With the multi-function LN grilles, which can attain up to 77% free ventilation area, the directional bars are manufactured level with the surrounding flange.

DBA’s Andy Lock explained: “The ethos behind the whole development is to create an outstanding living experience. Quality is therefore a fundamental, hence the specification and installation of Gilberts’ air movement components. All of those in the building services delivery team have prior experience working with Gilberts, and knew the high quality of product, support and service the project demanded would be a given.”

Gilberts has a reputation for delivering discreet ventilation solutions for high-end projects.

Founded some six decades ago, today family-owned Gilberts’ 140,000 sq ft head office and manufacturing facility includes its own research and development and test facilities, enabling it to continue to evolve its product range and develop bespoke solutions for specific client requirements. Gilberts is now acknowledged as the UK’s leading independent air movement specialist, offering mechanical, natural and hybrid ventilation solutions.


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

Phone: 01253 766911
Fax: 01253 767941

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