Kerb, Thomas Neals Yard


Project Title: Kerb, Thomas Neals Yard

Client: Kerb

Contractor: Phelans

Location: Covent Garden, London

Sector: Hospitality

Services: HVAC Testing & Commissioning.

Specification: AHU x5 / EF x3 / FCU x12 /  LPHW – CT ASHP x1 /TMV x15 / TBV x5


ECS were proudly appointed commissioning specialists on behalf of Bridge Mechanical Services for Kerbs, Thomas Neals Yard. A former Victorian banana warehouse in Seven Dials, Covent Garden transformed into a food hall hosting independent food vendors, bars and market vendors.

The location comprises of two main areas, “The Banana Warehouse” and “Cucumber Ally”. The Banana Warehouse Food Hall spans two floors and is home to 12 independent food vendors and cafes, with ample seating areas, bars and a music staging area. “Cucumber Alley” hosts 9 independent grocers including florists, bakers, preserves, butchers etc…

As with most London projects we had to overcome the familiar challenges that come with that, including land-locked, heavily pedestrianised location. A large portion of the M&E services were located four floors above, serving a service riser that went through three floors of tenants.

ECS provided HVAC testing and commissioning including the pre-commissioning, initial setting to work and proportional balancing of the main AirSource AHU serving staff welfare, public WCs, baby change etc… Along with four AirSource AHUs recessed at high level in the Banana Warehouse atrium. DWS were supplied by a constant temperature low pressure hot water and plate heat exchanger supplied via a Lochinvar Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP).

Since opening, Kerb has enjoyed a successful launch and has enjoyed positive reviews for its fresh and stylish take on food hall dining.