The development brings the total seating capacity of Old Trafford to 76,500. The spaces underneath the new seating house five large kitchens and 10 restaurants, allowing the stadium to offer a wide range of corporate hospitality.
The air conditioning system serving the Quadrant buildings uses 33 ABB standard drives for HVAC to ensure the comfort of diners. The drives range in capacity from 3 to 7.5 kW. One of the main benefi ts of choosing the ABB standard drives for HVAC was their native, or inbuilt, BACnet communications capability. This enabled contractor Laing O’Rourke to reduce the amount of cabling around the buildings, making installation easier and reducing costs.
The drives can accommodate components such as control switches, meaning the contractors did not need as many separate cables running back to the building management system. This enabled savings on the hardware and wiring costs. Another major reason for choosing ABB drives was their high reliability.
ABB standard drives for HVAC control the fans for the air conditioning system serving the two buildings that comprise the stadium’s Quadrant expansion project.