Tampa Bay is bringing new business to its SoHo Corridor with the upcoming multi-use facility–The Morrison. The developer, Metis Property Group Inc., knows the value of mixed-use facilities for both its customers and tenants, and they are excited to open the doors.
However, before any construction could begin, they had to figure out the most effective and efficient way to provide heating and cooling solutions to the building, because of the many and varied needs of their tenants. To achieve these lofty goals, they turned to Toshiba Carrier VRF systems for their extreme versatility, superior energy-efficiencies, and their ability to simultaneously heat and cool.
About The Morrison Development
The Morrison is located in the heart of South Tampa Bay within the Hyde Park neighborhood. The area is already bustling with shopping, dining, and entertainment options, and the minds behind The Morrison believe the new facility will quickly become a top destination in the area. In total, The Morrison includes almost 14,000 square feet of space for retail shops, nearly 7,000 square feet of office space, and more than 40 apartment homes. Currently, the entire building has been pre-leased, and it is expected to open in late summer of 2017.
Toshiba Carrier VRF Provides Flexible Heating and Cooling
Because of the importance of meeting the area’s luxury requirements, building within this area in Tampa carries high expectations. Building dwellers here expect to be heated and cooled completely without question or compromise. In order to achieve this on The Morrison project, the engineers and mechanical contractors were required to provide extreme attention to detail to every part of the project design and installation to meet all the requirements of the tenants. In short, the HVAC needs of The Morrison were complicated. With expansive common areas, several apartments, small office spaces, retail shops, and many restaurants, this building is anything but consistent. All of the varying space sizes, thermal exposures, and people visiting and leaving these areas equates to different temperature requirements throughout the building—a situation that traditional systems would have a hard time achieving alone.
Therefore, the entire project utilizes different Carrier systems to achieve these heating and cooling requirements. Toshiba Carrier VRF heat recovery systems are utilized primarily within the three restaurant spaces: the Bulla Gastrobar, a Spanish-inspired tapas restaurant, Zoe’s Kitchen, a fast-casual Mediterranean chain, and another restaurant that has yet to be named. These systems provide The Morrison eateries with multiple benefits—with perhaps the most notable being VRF’s ability to heat and cool different spaces simultaneously—so the kitchen can stay cool for the chefs who are busy working, but the dining room can remain comfortable for the patrons when the weather requires heating. Additionally, Carrier ductless split systems, as well as traditional, unitary systems are utilized across the project and show the power of utilizing different types of Carrier HVAC equipment when wanting to achieve the most effective and efficient building—applying the right units for the right application!
In the end, nothing beats the dependability of the Toshiba Carrier VRF system. The new tenants of The Morrison can depend on the equipment to work when they need it, and if anything should go wrong, they have the renowned customer support of Carrier behind them.
While The Morrison is not yet open, we have no doubts that the tenants and owners of the facility will be impressed with the versatile capabilities of the Toshiba Carrier VRF systems, and they will be even more pleased when they see the utility bill.