Elstree Film Studios

Elstree Studios, is a generic term which refers to several current and demolished British film and TV studios based in or around Borehamwood and the village of Elstree in Hertfordshire. Production studios and stages, have been located in the area since 1914 when film production began.

Glenhurst designed and installed, externally weatherproof Air Handling Equipment, to supply the film stage during filming. 

A gas fired heater was integrated into the AHU, with cooling provided by heat pumps to evaporator coil, housed in a separate section of the unit.  Interlocked controls were incorporated, to ensure neither heating nor cooling services, could operate simultaneously. 

Extremely quiet operation, with high volume, low velocity air flow is essential, which on commissioning, Glenhurst achieved satisfactorily.  

A relatively short and compact project, Glenhurst are delighted to be have been involved in and production of an interesting, specialised and successful solution, for Elstree Studios, the Client. 

Bracknell Forest Office, Time Square, Bracknell

Time Square, is the building at the heart of Bracknell Forest Council’s operation and all the Council services, they provide to the community.

Glenhurst were employed by their appointed main contractor, to carry out a 16 week programme replacement, of roof mounted air handling and chilled water, equipment.

The plan was to replace the substantial, but failing AHU’s and Chilled Water Units, with new.

However, the services had to be maintained during the equipment change over, to ensure suitable conditions of ventilation and temperature, for the office staff.  In conjunction with the main contractor, Glenhurst devised a method statement to achieve this. 

Over an ongoing progress of weekend change-overs, replacement AHU’s and Chillers were delivered during Sunday road closures, outside of Times Square. Existing units were disconnected, lifted by crane off the roof, followed in quick succession by the hoisting of the new units into position, from the delivering haulage vehicles.

To maintain operation, temporary connections were made to air and water services, exposed by the equipment removals from the remaining equipment, until the new replacement units could be reconnected, commissioned and set to work.  This process was repeated over successive weekends during the programme, until completion was achieved.

The whole project replacement went completely to plan, on time and budget.  A significant mark of the “can-do” spirit, which Glenhurst employ, to successfully achieve a positive outcome to very difficult challenges.  

New office Construction, Richmond

Nucleus Office, is situated in a high profile position, on the Lower Mortlake Road, at the very visible junction, of the A316 and A307, Richmond Circus.

Glenhurst designed and built mechanical services, in these 3 storeys, steel framed, glazed wall and cast concrete floor, construction.

Project Scope

A versatile heating and cooling air conditioning system, is installed to provide comfort conditions for all staff, located in this high-tech building.

The design, of the system, allows for individual areas on each floor, to have either heating or cooling at the same time, dependant on specific use in the area.

Location of supply and return air grilles is adaptable, to suit office partitioning, with every AC unit possible of individual temperature setting, from centralised control panels.

Core areas are provided with Male/Female toilets and access toilet facilities, at each floor level.

This office, with fantastic mechanical and electrical services installed, situated in this absolutely prime location, is perfectly appointed for any high profile ambitious Business. 

Toyota and
Lexus Dealership,
Sidcup, Kent.

Glenhurst designed and built the mechanical services in the Toyota and Lexus Dealership for the appointed main contractor, selected by The Jemca Group.

This addition to the group, which consists of 7 dealerships across London and the South East of England, represents one of Glenhurst’s most prestigious contracts.

Project Scope

Jemca have exacting high specification standards, which Glenhurst endeavoured to achieve at every level. 

Hitachi heat pumps were used to supply heating or cooling to each of the Toyota and Lexus new build showrooms, with all accompanying mechanical services to the showroom and garage areas.

Glenhurst are proud to have been associated with this significant and impressive project from commencement to commissioning and handover to Jemca Group, for the start of vehicle sales.

Beard Construction
Office Extension,
Cumnor Hill

In a variety of contracts carried out by Beard Construction, Glenhurst have designed, supplied and
installed Mechanical Services to suit the individual client requirements.

Glenhurst were employed to design and install the mechanical services in Beard’s own extension to
their Cumnor Hill office.

Project Scope

The existing boiler house and equipment was extended and supplied, via buried pre-insulated LPHW heating pipework, to a new underfloor heating system. In addition, inverter driven heat pumps, were installed to condition the office air in times of extreme temperature.


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