Air Conditioning for Apartments and Listed Buildings

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Have You Been Told You Cannot Have Apartment Air Conditioning?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you’re in the right place. Call us on 020 3613 9421 to discuss our range of solutions for apartment air conditioning.

At Urban Cooling, we provide fully internal air conditioning, which requires no exterior modifications to your property. All of our solutions offer the same performance as conventional air conditioning. The difference is, you don’t need planning permission because they don’t require an external unit to be installed.

Why Is Conventional Air Conditioning Not an Option for Apartments and Listed Buildings?

The reason many other air conditioning companies can’t provide you with a solution for your property is that the majority of systems require an outside condenser to be installed on a property’s exterior.

This is bad news if you live in either a new build apartment bound by restrictions, in a converted listed building or a property that is within a conservation area. In these types of property, an outside condenser is not an option either due to the restrictions on making exterior modifications to your property or simply because of a lack of space.

Planning Restrictions

New build apartment owners in are often not permitted to make exterior modifications to the building. Similarly, those living in listed properties and buildings in conservation areas usually require planning permission to alter a building’s exterior.

This can mean that air conditioning installation can be challenging as you need to work within these restrictions.

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Lack of Space

Not all new-build apartments have the same restrictions, there are buildings where external air conditioning condensers can be installed.

However, the issue with these buildings may simply be a lack of space. You might have a balcony but an external condenser will mean your outdoor space becomes extremely restricted. You also might not want to block your window with an air con unit.

How Does Our Water Cooled Air Conditioning Work?

Water cooled air conditioning systems operate in a similar way to conventional split-type air conditioning systems that have an external 'unit'. However, rather than using the outside air to cool the heated gas refrigerant, our system is designed to use water instead.

This means that the system is fully internal as it does not need an outdoor condenser, just a water supply and waste drain to connect to the indoor condenser.

Features of Water Cooled Air Conditioning:

Compact Indoor Condenser Design

Our water cooled condenser unit is purposefully designed to be concealed out of view for aesthetic reasons and space efficiency. Our smallest condenser measures just 500mm x 500mm x 295mm, allowing it to be conveniently stored in cupboards or under a sink. This makes it ideal for properties where space is at a premium.

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Integrates With Existing Pipework

Our air conditioning systems utilise the latest refrigerant pipework, all of which is contained within your property. This means nothing needs to be installed externally and we don’t need access to the outside of your property to fit your system.

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All our indoor units are WiFi enabled allowing you to control your air conditioning from your phone. This enables you to set the temperature remotely so you'll never have to worry about leaving your air conditioning on or having to arrive home to a hot and stuffy apartment.

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Customisable Indoor Unit Options

Just like with a conventional split system, our water cooled condenser units can be connected to a range of different indoor units. This includes multiple customisable wall unit options, as well as floor mounted and ducted units hidden behind a grill, as long as you have sufficient void space above your ceiling.

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Quiet Operation

Our internal wall-mounted room units are the quietest on the market, with our Urban Designer model operating at just 19dBa. While our condensers operate at a similar volume to a quiet washing machine (they can also be installed with an acoustic jacket to hide their noise further).

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Energy Efficient
(AAA Rated)

Our internal water cooled air conditioning systems are rated AAA for electrical energy efficiency.

The Benefits Of Our Internal Air Conditioning Solutions


No external unit or planning permission required


Maintains the visual appeal of your property


Cool multiple rooms simultaneously


Control the temperature of your property from anywhere


Adds to your property's value and rentability


Quick installation with minimal disruption


Enjoy a cool and peaceful environment


Save on energy costs


Peace of mind 5 year warranty cover


All the benefits of conventional air conditioning without the limitations

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Our Product Range

We provide Wi-Fi-enabled water air conditioning solutions that you can control using a tablet or mobile device. Whether you’re at home or out and about, as long as you’re connected to the internet, you can control your water air conditioning system.

Urban Designer

Our Urban Designer range combines our water cooled condensers with a sleek, modern wall-mounted unit. With swappable textile covers, this unit is able to be customised to match the style of any room. Not only that, the wifi app control, whisper-quiet operation, reliability, leading air quality and purifier air filtration really do make this a premier water cooled air conditioning solution.

Urban Cooling Condenser

Urban Cooling Fully Internal Water Cooled Condenser Unit.

Urban Designer Wall Unit

These units have a stylish textile cover that can be customised to match any room and style.

Example Colours

Choose a ready-to-go colour or customise your own to make your properties interior.

Bluish Grey
Light Grey
Emerald Blue
Dark Brown
Dark Grey
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Urban Classic

With the Urban Classic range, our internal water cooled condenser is connected to Panasonic’s Etherea wall mounted units. These units boast a sleek and stylish design available in three colours (white, silver, grey) and feature advanced smart control, voice assistant capability, concentrated airflow, and nanoeTM X air cleaning technology.

Urban Cooling Condenser

Urban Cooling Fully Internal Water Cooled Condenser Unit.

Urban Classic Wall Unit

Supplied in white, silver or black.





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Urban Compact

Bringing together our Urban cooling wall unit and water cooled condenser, the Urban Compact range is ideal for properties that are limited on space or want a more discreet system. This solution not only offers functionality but also provides the flexibility to customise the wall units in four different colours (Ivory, Urban Grey, Silver Grey and stone) so they blend with the decor of your home.

Urban Cooling Condenser

Urban Cooling Fully Internal Water Cooled Condenser Unit.

Urban Compact Wall Unit

These units can be customised to blend in to the interior of your property.

Colour Options

Choose from our range of colours and patterns to make your wall units match your property.

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Prices Start from Just £3,990

Our range of water air conditioning solutions are all competitively priced within the market. If you find a comparable solution at a lower price, let us know and we’ll match the price.

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6 Reasons To Choose Urban Cooling

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1. Try Before You Buy

We are the only provider of water cooled air conditioning who have a demonstration centre which you can visit. You can see all the options available to cool your property in action and choose the one that's right for you!

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2. Be Cool and Comfortable in Just 7 Days

We realise how uncomfortable escalating temperatures in your property can be, so we pride ourselves on minimising the time you wait for installation. With our extensive team of qualified engineers, we ensure a faster turnaround than any other supplier. We aim for 7 days from order to installation.

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3. Like for Like Price Match Promise

Our range of air conditioning solutions are all competitively priced within the market. You’ll be hard pushed to find another supplier who has a comparable solution at a lower price, but if you do, just let us know and we’ll match their price! Just send us a copy of their quotation and we guarantee to match the price!

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4. Designed and
Manufactured in the UK

We're proud that all our condenser units meet not only the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) standards but also the quality benchmarks we set ourselves. To maintain this high standard, our in-house engineers in the UK design and assemble all our condenser units, guaranteeing the quality of every system we supply for installation.

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5. No Leftover Holes, Marks or Mess - Guaranteed!

We offer a complete service, including any 'making good' afterwards. During the installation process, if any small holes are required to be cut for access, our quotes include a 'making good' element to restore your property to its original condition. Unlike other suppliers, we take responsibility for these repairs, alleviating the need for you to handle them yourself.

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6. Approved F-Gas Air Conditioning Installers

Our installation team consists of experienced F-Gas registered engineers who conduct installations professionally and discreetly. With expertise in various manufacturers' equipment, including Panasonic and Toshiba, we're approved installers for these brands, having met their technical and service quality standards.

Start Your Enquiry Today

Start your no-obligation enquiry today, and one of our expert team will get in touch within 24 hours* to discuss the best way for you to get cool and comfortable.

If you want to talk to one of our experts now, then call 020 8080 9708

No pressure, no pushy salesperson, no obligation, just expert help and advice.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where Do Urban Cooling Operate?

We operate across London, the South East, Birmingham and Manchester.

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2. Who Will Be Installing The Air Conditioning System?

Our friendly installation team are all experienced, F-Gas registered engineers that work for Urban Cooling. Installations typically take 1-2 days.

We are experienced in working with many manufacturers and are approved installers for Panasonic, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Toshiba and Fujitsu equipment.

F-Gas Approved Installers

3. What Are They Payment Options?

We accept all major debit and credit cards. We can also accept payment via bank transfer if this is easier for you.

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Get Cool And Comfortable In 7 Days

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Urban Cooling's designer water cooled air conditioning units installed in a modern bedroom

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Urban Cooling's designer water cooled air conditioning units installed in a modern bedroom

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