London Aquatic Centre

The London Aquatics Centre Reduces Heating Costs with Airius Destratification

Improving Temperatures while Reducing Costs & Carbon

Key Points:
  • 5 month ROI
  • £150K saving over 14 months
  • 650 tonne reduction in CO2 per annum
  • Significantly improved comfort
  • Condensation reduced


The London Aquatics Centre is a world-class swimming and diving venue based at Queen Elizabeth Park, host to the 2012 Olympic Games. The Centre features a 50 metre competition pool, 50 metre training pool and 10 metre high diving pool with the capacity to hold up to 2,800 spectators.


As with most pools and sports buildings, heat supplied from HVAC systems was rising up to the high ceilings, away from swimmers and spectators in the zone of occupancy at floor level. This not only meant that it was near impossible to maintain comfortable temperatures at the floor, despite the high heating costs, but the increased temperature at the ceiling accelerated heat loss to the outside, further compounding the problem and pushing energy costs even higher.


To resolve the issues of uncomfortable temperatures and poor heating efficiency 25 x Airius Model 60 Standard Series fans were specified to be installed throughout the space. This allowed for the heat at the ceiling to be continuously recirculated back to floor level, balancing temperatures, improving comfort and reducing the load on the HVAC system substantially. In the 14 months following installation the centre saved over £150,000 on heating costs, reduced their CO2 emissions significantly and benefited from an ROI of only 5 months.


  • • 5 month ROI
  • • £150K saving over 14 months
  • • 650 tonne reduction in CO2 per annum
  • • Significantly improved comfort
  • • Condensation reduced
London Aquatic Centre Saved 150,000 Pounds in Heating Costs with Airius Destratification


Formed in 2004, we have revolutionised the industry with our market leading thermal destratification systems, which have helped improve airflow circulation and balance the internal temperatures in public and commercial buildings all around the globe. As testament to the efficiency of the Airius system, we have built up an extensive and prestigious global client base including well-known brands like Boots, British Airways, Mercedes, Morrisons and many more.

We can help you cut your costs with our thermal destratification systems, which recirculates accumulated warm air collected at the top of a building back down to the ground through an invisible column of air. This is then redistributed at floor level, recycling the heat which you have already supplied to the space, reducing the output and workload on your heating system. It also works with cooling. By continuously circulating the heavier and denser cooled air evenly throughout the space in its entirety, it eliminates hot and cold spots and ensures conditions are balanced for all.

When you choose Airius, you will be investing in the most effective thermal destratification system available on the market with an average ROI of between 6 – 24 months. Airius are also the only destratification fan supplier in the world to offer an unrivalled 120 day money back guarantee (terms and conditions apply).