The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge

London SW1X 2009

IES Consulting performed thermal comfort and plant load analysis for an extension to The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge.

Key Facts

  • Project cost £86 million
  • Won Best UK Business Hotel 2007 Award
  • ~30,000 sq metres gross internal area
  • 5 star hotel

IES Consulting performed thermal comfort and plant load analysis for an extension to The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge (5 star hotel). The modelling informed that the peak cooling loads were much higher than the peak heating loads and further study strongly suggested that this was due to the high solar gain experienced in the extensions. The thermal comfort calculations and plant load anaylsis were all performed using ApacheSim, part of the Virtual Environment software suite.